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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 540

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 540

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,219 MHz vs 993 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 96 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 950M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M

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Slightly more shading units 640 vs 512 128 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 40 vs 32 8 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 540  vs GeForce GTX 950M 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon RX 540
96 GB/s
GeForce GTX 950M
28.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon RX 540
19.5 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 950M
15.89 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon RX 540
39.01 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 950M
39.7 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 540
1,248 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 950M
1,271 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon RX 540  vs
GeForce GTX 950M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Cape Verde GM107
Clock speed 1,219 MHz 993 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 512 640
Texture mapping units 32 40
Render output processors 16 16
Pixel rate 19.5 GPixel/s 15.89 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.01 GTexel/s 39.7 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,248 GFLOPS 1,271 GFLOPS


Radeon RX 540  vs
GeForce GTX 950M 
Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 96 GB/s 28.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 75W

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