Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Radeon RX 540 Surfaces on AMD Website

It isn't unusual for AMD or NVIDIA to launch OEM-specific graphics chips, and it would seem that AMD is doing just so with its rebranded yet improved RX 500 series. Now, it's time for the RX 540 to surface, which, like the name implies, flies right below the RX 550 in terms of specs, though you wouldn't know it without a closer look.

The chip packs the same 8 CUs as the RX 550 (512 stream processors), but its memory bandwidth (in 2 GB or 4 GB flavors) peaks at 96 GB/s (lower than the RX 550's 112 GB/s.) However, its core clocks see an interesting boost from the RX 550's 1183 MHz boost clocks to a "up to 1219 MHz" value, which should alleviate the performance impact from the stunted memory bandwidth. This is a GPU that's likely to be used by OEMs and system integrators, whether on desktop computers or in laptops, though I do have to wonder regarding this configuration. I'd expect higher clocks on the core to increase power consumption more than the offset allowed by the reduced memory clocks, but then again, I'm not an AMD engineer.
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3 Comments on Radeon RX 540 Surfaces on AMD Website

#1
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
More than twice as powerful as my server's HD 5570, keep them coming AMD! :D
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jabbadap
Well it's laptop only. Performance will be lower than gtx860m released over three years a go, most likely better than gtx940m though(cause off ddr3 vram). Any indications about TBP?


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Dj-ElectriC
FordGT90Concept said:
More than twice as powerful as my server's HD 5570, keep them coming AMD! :D
Well... 1.2Tflops by AMD pretty much say HD HD6790 like performance
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