AMD Radeon HD 6950M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6950M

Summary

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 6.38 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
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Blackcomb
 
Type
Laptop
 
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.
Pipelines
960
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
27.84
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,113.6 gflops
 
of 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 size
large
 
Interface
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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

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

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
6.28
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2452.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
10122.00
 
 

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 840M, which is faster by 5% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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