PowerVR SGX540 vs PowerVR SGX545

PowerVR SGX540

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The PowerVR SGX540 is an integrated graphics card that can be found in mostly ARM based SoCs for tablets and smartphones. It offers 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders that are usually clocked at 200 MHz. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and was announced in November of 2007.

PowerVR SGX545

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The PowerVR SGX545 is an integrated graphics card in some of the Intel Atom Clover Trail SoCs (for example, the Atom Z2760). Technically, the SGX545 and the GMA 3650 of the Atom N28xx models are identical. The GPU would be theoretically capable of DirectX 10.1, but Intel's implementation officially supports only Direct3D 9_3.

In the case of the Atom Z2760, the SGX545 is clocked at 533 MHz. The performance is far behind AMD's Bobcat and Kabini/Temash APUs and even worse than many ARM SoCs such as Nvidia's Tegra 3. The GPU is therefore unsuitable for 3D gaming. 1080p videos, however, will play fluently.

Corresponding to the poor performance of the GPU, the power consumption is also very low. This allows the Z2760/SGX545 to be used in passively cooled tablets.

PowerVR SGX540PowerVR SGX545
ManufacturerPowerVRPowerVR
PowerVR SGX500 Series
SGX554MP4 compare 32
SGX543MP4 compare 16
SGX543MP3 compare 12
SGX543MP2 compare 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 0.53 GHz
SGX544MP2 compare 8/4 cores @ 0.3 - 0.53 GHz
SGX544 compare 4/2 cores @ 0.38 GHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX535 compare 2/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX531 compare 2/1 cores
SGX530 compare 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 compare 32
SGX543MP4 compare 16
SGX543MP3 compare 12
SGX543MP2 compare 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 0.53 GHz
SGX544MP2 compare 8/4 cores @ 0.3 - 0.53 GHz
SGX544 compare 4/2 cores @ 0.38 GHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX535 compare 2/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX531 compare 2/1 cores
SGX530 compare 2/1 cores
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5
Pipelines4 / 2 Pixel- / Vertexshader4 / 2 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed200 MHz533 MHz
Shared Memorynono
technology45 nm32 nm
Date of Announcement01.01.2008 01.01.2010
DirectXDirectX 9_3/10.1, Shader 4.1
CPU in SGX540GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Atom Z24801 x 2000 MHz400 MHz? MHz
Intel Atom Z24601 x 1300 MHz, 4? W400 MHz? MHz
Rockchip RK31682 x 1200 MHz400 MHz? MHz
Intel Atom Z24201 x 1200 MHz400 MHz? MHz
min. - max.400 MHz? MHz
CPU in SGX545GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Atom Z27602 x 1800 MHz, 1.7 / 3 W533 MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
100%
1 SGX545 +
1618 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 738     avg: 1390     median: 1390 (0%)     max: 2042 Points
min: 2914     avg: 3025     median: 3050 (0%)     max: 3112 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
100%
1 SGX545 +
3152 Points (3%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
100%
1 SGX545 +
min: 1507     avg: 1791     median: 1820.5 (1%)     max: 2015 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 SGX545 +
min: 613     avg: 729     median: 794 (1%)     max: 802 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + PowerVR SGX545
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 + PowerVR SGX545
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + PowerVR SGX545
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD Offscreen
min: 6.4     avg: 6.9     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 7.6 fps
8.5 fps (2%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD
min: 9.4     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (17%)     max: 11 fps
14 fps (23%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX540
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX545
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX540
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Off-screen
100%
1 SGX540 +
min: 846     avg: 1260     median: 1462 (51%)     max: 1471 Points
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Score
100%
1 SGX540 +
min: 1311     avg: 2324     median: 2477 (22%)     max: 3183 Points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 GPU
100%
1 SGX540 +
min: 2951     avg: 3291     median: 3291 (34%)     max: 3631 Points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
100%
1 SGX540 +
min: 7.69     avg: 12     median: 12.4 (20%)     max: 17.06 fps
NenaMark2 - NenaMark2 Score
100%
1 SGX540 +
min: 20.4     avg: 32.6     median: 34.8 (52%)     max: 45.1 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
100%
1 SGX540 +
2581 Points (5%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
100%
1 SGX540 +
612 Points (2%)
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
100%
1 SGX540 +
min: 1406     avg: 1949     median: 1799 (39%)     max: 2966

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX540 → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX545 → 190% n=4

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
SGX545:
7.4 8.8 9.7 10 ~ 9 fps
low 1024x768
SGX545:
3.2 3.3 (!) ~ 3 fps
low 1280x720
SGX545:
1.7  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
SGX545:
2.1 (!) 2.9 ~ 3 fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
med. 1024x768
SGX545:
10  fps
low 1024x768
SGX545:
11  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
SGX545:
4.4  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
SGX545:
5.2 7.6 ~ 6 fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
11.8 12 ~ 12 fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
7.7  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
18.9  fps
high 1024x768
SGX545:
3.8  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
SGX545:
8  fps
med. 1024x768
SGX545:
1  fps

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