AMD Radeon HD 6970M: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6970M

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6970M sales 6 January 2011. This is Terascale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 0.9 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 75-100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.36 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6970M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Code name
Blackcomb XT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
6 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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
680 MHz
 
Transistor count
1700 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
75-100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
32.6 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,305.6 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

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

4.36

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2819

3DMark Vantage Performance

11898

Passmark

2270

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.

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 9800M GTX SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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