NVIDIA GeForce MX130 vs AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) Comparison

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After we’ve checked how the entry-level NVIDIA GeForce MX130 performs compared to the budget-friendly AMD Radeon 530 (4GB GDDR5), it is now time to choose another opponent to the former – we are talking about the dedicated AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5).

Specs overview

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Starting off with NVIDIA GeForce MX130, the graphics card features a total of 384 shader cores, 24 TMUs, and 8 ROPs. Manufactured through a 28 nm manufacturing process, it is part of the Maxwell family and supports DirectX 12.0. What’s more, it relies on 2,048 GB GDDR5 memory connected via a 64-bit memory bus. NVIDIA GeForce MX130 is operating at a base frequency of 1122 MHz and can reach 1242 MHz. Also, the TDP is rated at 30W.

Now, let’s take a look at its rival’s specs sheet. The AMD Radeon RX 540 is a mid-range graphics card based on the Polaris architecture and it’s built on a 14 nm node. Furthermore, AMD Radeon RX 540 uses 512 shaders and its maximum frequency reaches 1219 MHz. The memory setup here includes 2 GB of GDDR5 memory connected using a 128-bit interface. Furthermore, the GPU also comes with support for DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 Ready and its TDP is rated at 35 W.

Check out the NVIDIA’s GeForce MX130 full specs  and AMD Radeon RX 540 ’s over here.

NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) – specs
Ranking 81
Manufacturing Process 28 nm
Architecture Maxwell
Base frequency 1122 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Frequency 1253 MHz
Memory bandwith 40.10 GB/sec
Released Q1 2018
Power consumption 30 W
Cores 384
Maximum frequency 1242 MHz
Memory Capacity 2 GB
Memory bus 64-bit
Drivers
Supported technologies DirectX 12, Optimus, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, GameWorks
AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) – specs
Ranking 75
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Architecture Polaris
Base frequency
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Frequency 7000 MHz
Memory bandwith 112 GB/sec
Released Q1 2017
Power consumption 35 W
Cores 512
Maximum frequency 1219 MHz
Memory Capacity 2 GB
Memory bus 128-bit
Drivers support.amd.com
Supported technologies DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync

Benchmarks

  • 3DMark Fire Strike (G) : Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 2344.00

AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) – HP EliteBook 850 G5

PERFORMANCE : 2488.00 (+0.3%)

  • Unigine Heaven 3.0 : Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 926.00

AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) – HP EliteBook 850 G5

PERFORMANCE : 491.00 (-6.5%)

  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 : Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)

NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 523.00

AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) – HP EliteBook 850 G5

PERFORMANCE : 383.00 (-2.8%)

  • Unigine Superposition : Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) – Acer Aspire 5

PERFORMANCE : 380.00

AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) – HP EliteBook 850 G5

PERFORMANCE : 300.00 (-0.8%)

In the graph above you can see an approximate comparison between the two GPUs that can be found in Acer Aspire 5 and HP EliteBook 850 G5 respectively. Judging by the results from our benchmark tests, AMD Radeon RX 540 outperforms its opponent with around 6% when it comes to the Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark. However, the tables turned in the Unigine Heaven 3.0 and 4.0 tests where the NVIDIA GeForce MX130 scores 86% and 37% better results respectively. Furthermore, GeForce MX130 also shows supremacy in the Unigine Superposition benchmark test surpassing Radeon RX 540 with around 27%.

Conclusion

To sum things up, the entry-level NVIDIA GeForce MX130 shows better performance in 3/4 benchmark tests, hence we can confirm it’s the better GPU option.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Lenovo ideapad 530S 14 – $924.99
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM
Lenovo Flex 6 – $814.00
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM
All laptops equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 540
Lenovo ideapad 330S 14 – Not available
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 512.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM
Lenovo ideapad 330S 14 – Not available
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5)
  • 0.00GB HDD + 512.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM

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