AMD Radeon HD 6970 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6970

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6970 sales 14 December 2010 at a recommended price of 369 USD. This is a TeraScale 3 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2048 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.38 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of .

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. An additional 1 power connector 6-pin and 1 power connector 8-pin are required, and power consumption is at 550 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 20.90 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale 3
 
Code name
Cayman
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
14 December 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
369 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
880 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,640 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
550 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
84.5
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,703.4 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1375 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
CrossFire
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
20.90
 
 
Passmark
3493
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
3470
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
273 Mh/s
 
 

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