PowerVR SGX554MP4 vs PowerVR SGX544MP2 vs PowerVR SGX545

PowerVR SGX554MP4

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The PowerVR SGX554MP4 (series 5XT) is an integrated graphics card usually used in ARM based SoCs. It is e.g. used in the Apple A6X (iPad 4) SoC. It offers 4 graphics cores with 8 SIMDs each and is able to reach 76.8 GLOPs at 300 MHz. The GPU itself supports OpenGL ES 2.0, DirectX9 and OpenCL 1.1. In the Apple A6X the GPU cores are positioned near the two 64 Bit memory controllers leading to a very good memory bandwidth at the time.

Sources: iPad 4 review, Anandtech

PowerVR SGX544MP2

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The PowerVR SGX544MP2 is a integrated graphics card for tablets and smartphones (often in ARM based SoCs). It offers 2 clusters with each 4 dedicated pixel- and 2 vertex shader. The card supports DirectX 9_3 and OpenGL ES 2.0 and is used in Android based tablets and smartphones. The clock speed differs in the used SoC. E.g. in the Clovertrail+ SoCs the GPU can be clocked at 300 MHz in the Atom Z2520, 400 MHz in the Z2560 and 533 MHz in the Atom Z2580 (source Intel slide).

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 SGX554MP4PowerVR SGX544MP2PowerVR SGX545
ManufacturerPowerVRPowerVRPowerVR
PowerVR SGX500 Series
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 - 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 - 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 - 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5
32 - 8 / 4 4 / 2
nonono
DirectXDirectX 9DirectX 9_3/10.1, 4.1DirectX 9_3/10.1, 4.1
Technology32 nm45 nm32 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 2.0
Introduced23.10.2012 01.01.2010 01.01.2010
OpenCL 1.1
Core300 - 533 (Boost) MHz533 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
11596 Points (2%)
min: 5538     avg: 6266     median: 6595 (1%)     max: 6665 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2707     avg: 4574.5     median: 4574 (1%)     max: 6442 Points
min: 2937     avg: 3923.6     median: 3168 (0%)     max: 6671 Points
1618 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 2687     avg: 6714.5     median: 6714 (1%)     max: 10742 Points
min: 5432     avg: 6418.7     median: 6328 (1%)     max: 7708 Points
min: 2914     avg: 3025.3     median: 3050 (0%)     max: 3112 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
3152 Points (3%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 1507     avg: 1790.8     median: 1820 (1%)     max: 2015 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 613     avg: 729     median: 794 (1%)     max: 802 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + PowerVR SGX545
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + PowerVR SGX545
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
min: 10     avg: 26.5     median: 26 (5%)     max: 43 fps
min: 26     avg: 28.5     median: 28 (5%)     max: 31 fps
8.5 fps (2%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Fixed Time
min: 14     avg: 25.5     median: 25 (42%)     max: 37 fps
min: 26     avg: 29     median: 29 (48%)     max: 32 fps
14 fps (23%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + PowerVR SGX554MP4
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + PowerVR SGX544MP2
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + PowerVR SGX545
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX554MP4
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX544MP2
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
0 fps (0%)
AnTuTu 3DRating - Off-screen 1024x2048
min: 1425     avg: 1733.5     median: 1733 (60%)     max: 2042 Points
min: 2193     avg: 2313.5     median: 2313 (80%)     max: 2434 Points
AnTuTu 3DRating
min: 2997     avg: 4727.5     median: 4727 (42%)     max: 6458 Points
min: 5395     avg: 6516.5     median: 6516 (57%)     max: 7638 Points
AnTuTu 3DRating - 3DRating V4.0 for OpenGL ES 2.0 1024x2048
2614 Points (20%)
AnTuTu v3 - GPU
3482 (36%)
9047 (94%)
Basemark ES 2.0 - Taiji Free
13.7 fps (23%)
min: 19     avg: 30.1     median: 32 (53%)     max: 36 fps
Basemark X 1.0 - Off-Screen
2.3 fps (11%)
min: 4     avg: 5.1     median: 5 (24%)     max: 5 fps
NenaMark2
45 fps (67%)
min: 58     avg: 59.9     median: 60 (90%)     max: 60 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
2292 Points (11%)
min: 2235     avg: 2649.8     median: 2688 (13%)     max: 2907 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
795 Points (13%)
min: 967     avg: 1131.2     median: 997 (16%)     max: 1365 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Gaming Index
1930 points (42%)
min: 2765     avg: 3631.2     median: 3829 (83%)     max: 4204 points

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX554MP4 → 100%

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX544MP2 → 138%

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX545 → 69%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
SGX544MP2:
35 fps  fps
high
SGX544MP2:
14 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
SGX544MP2:
24 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
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Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
high
SGX544MP2:
0 (!)  fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
SGX544MP2:
25 1920x1040 fps  fps
high
SGX544MP2:
15 1920x1040 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
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Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
low
SGX544MP2:
38 1920x1040 fps  fps
high
SGX544MP2:
23 1920x1040 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
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Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
SGX544MP2:
50 1080x1770 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
»
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
SGX545:
7.4 8.8 9.7 10 ~ 9 fps
SGX545:
»
low 1024x768
SGX545:
3.2 3.3 (!) ~ 3 fps
SGX545:
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Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

2012
high
SGX544MP2:
45 1080x1770 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
»
low 1280x720
SGX545:
1.7  fps
SGX545:
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Grand Theft Auto 3 Android

Grand Theft Auto 3 Android

2011
low
SGX544MP2:
20 1920x1040 fps  fps
SGX544MP2:
»
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

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

Fifa 12

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

Risen

2009
low 800x600
SGX545:
4.4  fps
SGX545:
»
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

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

Left 4 Dead

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

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
7.7  fps
SGX545:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

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

World in Conflict - Benchmark

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