AMD Radeon HD 6950M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6950M


AMD started Radeon HD 6950M sales 4 January 2011. This is TeraScale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 115.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.33 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6950M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
TeraScale 2
Code name
Release date
4 January 2011

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6950M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6950M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
580 MHz
Transistor count
1,700 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
1,113.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6950M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
MXM-B (3.0)

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6950M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark Vantage Performance

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6950M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6950M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6950M from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 650M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

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