PowerVR SGX540

The PowerVR SGX540 GPU was introduced in 2007 and has been used extensively over the years by a number of mobile phone brands. The PowerVR SGX540 normally came with ARM based systems on chip or SOC’s. The GPU was a bit higher in ability than the PowerVR SGX535 which only had 2 pixel and 2 shaders.

This GPU came with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders still running at the stock clock speed of ~200MHz. The chip also supported OpenGL ES 2.0. You can compare this GPU with others in the same GPU range from PowerVR. These are listed below.

Manufacturer PowerVR Core
PowerVR SGX500 Series SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 – 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores

The basic specs for the GPU has been added below. The table above allows you to compare the GPU to others from the same PowerVR SGX500 Series of GPU’s, brought to market.

Architecture PowerVR SGX5
Pipelines 4 / 2 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed ~200 MHz
Shared Memory no
Technology 45 nm
Date of Announcement 01.01.2008

The GPU was used in the following mobile phones. This is not a complete list however it is a good list to work from. You can check the phones themselves and see how they perform and what they offer to see the ability of the GPU. These mobile phones are in no specific order:

Mobile Phones

Huawei Ascend P1 XL U9200E Motorola DROID MZ609 Samsung Galaxy Tab CDMA P100
Huawei Ascend P1s Motorola XOOM 2 3G MZ616 Motorola XOOM 2 Media MZ607
Samsung I110 Illusion Samsung Mesmerize i500 Samsung Fascinate
Samsung Galaxy Tab T849 Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250M LG Thrill 4G P925
Huawei Ascend D1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
LG Optimus 3D P920 Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab
Note that these are some of the phones which have used this GPU.  
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