AMD Radeon HD 6950M: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 6950M
Radeon HD 6950M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 580
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 6.72

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6950M sales 6 January 2011. This is Terascale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 900 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

6.72%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6950M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating496
Value for money0.84
ArchitectureTerascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameBlackcomb Pro
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2011 (11 years ago)
Price now$338 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 6950M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores960of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed580 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate27.84of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,113.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 sizelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)

Memory

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth115.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6950M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6950M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 6950M 6.72
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

HD 6950M 2452

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

HD 6950M 10122

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6950M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6950M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6950M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 470M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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