GeForce_GT_540M
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GT 540M is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce GT 540M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GT 540M in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GT 540M, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GT 540M? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, which has 1795% better performance and can run 982 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB, which has 1080% better performance and can run 582 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The GeForce GT 540M is released on 06 Jan 2011

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Architecture
Fermi GF108
Process
40nm
TMUs
16
Texture Rate
11 GTexel/s
ROPs
4
Pixel Rate
3 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
96
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
900 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
DDR3
Memory Bandwidth
28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
672 MHz
Power
Max Power
35 Watts
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
4 GB
Best Resolution
1366 x 768
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GeForce GT 540M Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GT 540M is a middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.


Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 672MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.


Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.


Performance
GeForce GT 540M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 435M.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance only slightly below a desktop GeForce GT 430.


System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 540M.


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Cyberpunk 2077 654% 1580%
FIFA 20 374% 551%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 49% 460%
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection 254% 1308%
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Hey.. sorry I'm going to ask a noobish question..
Can I upgrade this gpu from the gpu in my laptop,
Because it feels like a waste to have such a poor graphics card when I have
An i7 with 8gb of ram

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no. I know the feeling.

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you cant sorry my laptop has a i7 6gb of ram and this gpu also lol

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is this a decent gpu for games like mw2 and mw3, and need for speed

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I never tried running any of those with this GPU but I can tell you that Skyrim and Dishonored run in high settings smoothly. Hope this helped.

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I gave the laptop containing this GPU to a mate, thanks anyway though.

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i actually played those and yes it is as long as your heatsinks are cleaned and you have good cooling or else games will bsod

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Bombach007 had this on his laptop, now he's got a pc with a gtx 780! lucky man!

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So, i have this vídeo card, the other day i wuz playing remember me on lowest settings, and my pc suddenly turned off. It happened the same with fr cry 3 on lowest settings, and even with toribash. Does anyone know ho to solve this? Thx in advance.

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Hey Buddy.
I think your PC overheated and was shut down to prevent damage :)
Monitor the speeds with SpeedFan.

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Recently my card has been getting a lot hotter. My fans are clean, and i play most games on low to medium on 1280 x 720 but my temps have risen by 10 to 15 degrees C. My idle temp is still around 45 (b/c ambient temp is kinda high right now, but it has only risen by 3-5 degrees max since winter) but when playing games i used to get 75 - 80 degrees on, i am now getting 90+.
any help? Thanks.

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Try cleaning out the dust in your laptop, by spraying it out with a container of compressed air. Turn your laptop off before doing that though.

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The Fan may be clean but the GFX itself may be full of dust. Perhaps it's time to ask for professionals to give clean it up, change thermal pastes, etc.

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Okay, i'm very very very worried now! All games lag seriously on my RIG. i5 2430M 2.4GHz, 8GB 1333MHz RAM, GT 540M 1GB. Is my card broken? How can i fix this?! I need ideas! I'm freaking out! :(

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Make sure you are running those games with GT 540M and not Intel HD 3000. Check in the NVIDIA Panel.

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how do i change this to the 540m? cuz i can play oblivion with no lag but skyrim lags like hell on lowest settings

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Hahahaha, go to Nvidia Control Panel, change it, You still use intgrated VGA HD 3000, chage to your Dedicated GT 540M …, done, happy gaming

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i remmember this gpu hade 4 star rank!now 5!realy deserve it!nice gpu i think!

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GeForce 314.22 Driver RELEASED! :D
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/59645/nvidiaupdate

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Hey Guys! I noticed that my friends Rig runs games better than mine! Even tho I have slightly better Hardware than him. Please check below to see if i'm missing something…
MINE is the ACER and His is the DELL
Acer Aspire 5755G vs Dell Nxxxx (Not sure of the name)
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz vs Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM vs 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
Nvidia GT 540M (1GB) vs Nvidia GT 525M (1GB)
750 5400rpm HDD vs 640 5400rpm HDD
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Is it because i have AVG Installed? What Anti-Virus software do you gamers recomm

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Hi,
What are the specifications of your 540M? Use GPU-Z to find out :)

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Hey mate! Thanks for the reply again. :)
HERE! I believe screenshots will say it better than words :)
http://i46.tinypic.com/3501f2o.gif - Original
http://i47.tinypic.com/35lzssl.gif - My OC -ish
Same performance tho…

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You have raised the only thing that doesn't boost performance, in this case - the memory clock. You need to raise the core-clock. You can safetly raise it to 800MHz.
Now, go the NVIDIA PANEL (left click on windows desktop) and to to the "Manage 3D settings" tab. On there, make sure the GPU set to play is your 540M. Select High performance :D

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That will be overclocking it. how safe is dat for a lappy GPU? As my GPU Hits 50 degrees already when it's not in use. And i do not have a cooler pad. can't get original ones here. Also, i always set GPU to Auto because electricity is not d best here so i need the Intel GPU to run most times and the GT 540M for only select programs. e.g Games! :D
Finally are you saying i shud set Core to 800 and memory to 900? And what max temps are safe over a long period of time say 2 hours? Sorry for the many many questions. lol. Thanks Pip mate :D

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Well auto will make some games run with Intel HD 3000 instead, thus your friend gets better FPS.
You can raise the CC to 800MHz as long as the temperature doesn't go above 85ºC :)

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Lol. Mate the I know about the auto stuff. i have been a victim lol. After i formatted my laptop Win 8 back to 7. My NBA 2K12 was soo laggy and bad resolution. It was after about 2 whole weeks dat i checked and saw dat it was running with Intel HD Crap. i felt soo stupid. Lol. I forgot because FIFA was automatically running with GT 540M. I thought CUDA technology was using High Performance GT 540M for heavy tasks and Intel Crapy 3000 for regular/ light tasks? If I'm not wrong. lol
Also, funny thing is dat he NEVER upgraded his graphics driver not even ONCE! over a year now. lol

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