AMD Radeon HD 6970M technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6970M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6970M sales 4 January 2011. This is a TeraScale 2 architecture desktop 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 MXM Module card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. An additional None power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.24 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 2
 
Code name
Blackcomb
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 January 2011
 

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
960
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
680 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
1,700 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
32.6
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,305.6 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.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Width
MXM Module
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

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
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
9.24
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2818.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
11898.00
 
 

Mining hashrate

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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
24.85
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
193.40
 
medium / 768p
132.10
 
high / 768p
89.40
 
ultra / 1080p
64.60
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
51.50
 
medium / 768p
48.40
 
high / 768p
40.80
 
ultra / 1080p
30.60
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
137.50
 
medium / 768p
65.50
 
high / 768p
64.95
 
ultra / 1080p
23.05
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
107.60
 
medium / 768p
67.60
 
high / 768p
67.30
 
ultra / 1080p
24.80
 

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