AMD Unveils Latest Graphics Card Radeon RX540 Mobile Graphics Chip; Features And Specs Revealed

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Apr 20, 2017 06:16 PM EDT

AMD has recently unveiled its newest addition to its mobile graphics options. The AMD Radeon RX540 is the latest chip based on the Polaris GPU architecture. Although details are still unclear, it is expected that the chip manufacturer would also release a 500 series GPU for its mobile market.

Digital Trends reports that the Radeon RX540 will offer better-than-integrated graphics performance. It is believed that the RX540 will be the mobile version of the RX550. Touted as "exactly half of a full Polaris 11 in some ways," the new graphics card will most likely be used as a budget notebook option. It will compete with the integrated graphics of Intel and the low-end mobile options of NVIDIA.

As for the specifications, the Radeon RX540 will offer support of up to 4GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 128-bit interface. It will also provide up to 96GB/s of bandwidth. It will come with 8 compute units and 512 stream processors up to 1219MHz frequency and 16 ROPs. It has an overall performance rating of 1.2 TFLOPS, 39 Gtexels/s, and 19.5 Gpixels/s.

Yahoo reveals that the Radeon RX540 will offer support for all of AMD's technologies such as the Radeon Chill and ReLive, FreeSync, and Eyefinity. In addition, it also comes with support for HDMI 4K, 4K H264 Decode and Encode, and H265/HEVC Decode and Encode. Supported operating systems will include Windows 7 and 10 32 and 64-bit, Linux x86_64, and Ubuntu X86 64-bit.

While the Radeon RX540 has already been launched, it is still unclear on which notebook original equipment manufacturers it will be fitted. Performance wise, it can compete with Nvidia's GTX 940MX which powers a number of machines as an alternative to integrated graphics. So stay tuned for more details and see if your notebook will be carrying AMD's latest chip.

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