AMD Radeon HD 6970M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6970M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6970M 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 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.52 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6970M'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 6970M'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 6970M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
680 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
32.6 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,305.6 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6970M'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)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6970M: 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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6970M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6970M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
8.45
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2819
3DMark Vantage Performance
11898

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6970M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
118 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6970M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Radeon HD 6970M.

low / 768p
193
 
medium / 768p
132
 
high / 768p
89
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Radeon HD 6970M.

low / 720p
60
 
high / 768p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
54
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Radeon HD 6970M.

low / 720p
52
 
medium / 768p
48
 
high / 768p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 6970M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Radeon HD 6970M.

low / 768p
201
 
medium / 768p
66
 
high / 768p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
59
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6970M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6970M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 670M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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