GeForce GT 540M vs Radeon R9 M270X

GeForce GT 540M
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3 MOBILE
Release date: 5 Jan 2011
GeForce GT 540M
Radeon R9 M270X
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 MOBILE
Release date: 21 Mar 2014
Radeon R9 M270X


Reasons to consider GeForce GT 540M

Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 M270X

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon R9 M270X

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 M270X

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

GeForce GT 540M Radeon R9 M270X
GPU Name GF108 (N12P-GS-A1) vs Venus (Venus XT)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 116 mm² vs 123 mm²
Transistors 585 million vs 1,500 million
Shaders 96 vs 640
Compute Units 2 vs 10
Core clock 672 MHz vs 725 MHz
ROPs 4 vs 16
TMUs 16 vs 40

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 540M Radeon R9 M270X
Memory Type DDR3 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs 1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 540M Radeon R9 M270X
TDP 35 watts vs 0 watts
Release Date 5 Jan 2011 vs 21 Mar 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 540M
    2.68 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 M270X
    12.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 540M
    10.75 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 M270X
    31.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 540M
    28.80 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 M270X
    64.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 540M
    258.05 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 M270X
    992.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

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