May 22, 2018 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

AMD Radeon RX 540 Mobile Graphics Chip Based On Polaris GPU Architecture Silently Launched

Apr 20, 2017 08:25 PM EDT

AMD recently launched the another line of desktop graphics cards based on its Polaris GPU architecture, particularly the Radeon 500 series which ranges from the Radeon RX 550 up to the RX 580. AMD Radeon RX 540 is the latest mobile graphics card.

AMD has now published a product page for its latest mobile graphics option, and it's looking like a decidedly entry-level offering. The AMD Radeon RX 540 appears possibly to be the mobile version of the RX 550. The latest AMD Radeon RX 540 will offer better-than-integrated graphics performance and not much more, according to The Tech Report.

According to the same publication, latest AMD Radeon RX 540 exactly half of a full Polaris 11 in some ways, which means the RX 540 will possibly serve as AMD's budget notebook option going forward and will mostly compete with Intel's integrated graphics and Nvidia's low-end mobile options. The chip which AMD is using for both the RX 550 desktop card and the latest AMD Radeon RX 540 mobile version is a small one at 101 mm².

In terms of specs, the AMD Radeon RX 540 will support up to 4GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 128-bit interface and provide up to 96GB/s bandwidth. The latest AMD Radeon RX 540 will offer eight compute units and 512 stream processors, up to 1219MHz frequency, and 16 ROPs.

Latest chip from AMD is likely to be a very low-power chip, drawing something less than the 50 watts required by the RX 550. The overall performance of AMD Radeon RX 540 is rated at 1.2 TFLOPS, 39 Gtexels/s, and 19.5 Gpixels/s, as reported by Digital Trends.

The AMD Radeon RX 540 will support all of AMD's most important technologies, including Radeon Chill and ReLive, FreeSync, and Eyefinity. AMD Radeon RX 540 will also provide HDMI 4K support, 4K H264 Decode and Encode, and H265/HEVC Decode and Encode. Operating system support will include Windows 7 and 10 32-bit and 64-bit, Linux x86_64, and Ubuntu X86 64-bit, as per Guru3d.

According to AMD's product page, the AMD Radeon RX 540 has already launched. It's most likely competitor will be the Nvidia GTX 940MX which is made its way into a number of machines as an alternative to integrated graphics.

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