AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

Price now 170$
Games supported 77%
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 680
  • Max video memory 2x2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 16.40
Graphics card Technical data and tests
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire


AMD started Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire sales 6 January 2011. This is Terascale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 900 GHz are supplied.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating267
Value for money8.92
ArchitectureTerascale 2
GPU code nameBlackcomb XT
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2011 (10 years ago)
Price now$170 of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1920of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed680 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors2x1700 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire'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 sizelarge


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 6970M Crossfire 16.40
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

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3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:


Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 765M SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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User rating

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