AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
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  • Core clock speed 680
  • Max video memory 2x2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 10.35

Summary

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

10.35%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating334
Value for money6.72
ArchitectureTerascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameBlackcomb XT
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2011 (11 years ago)
Current price$170 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed680 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors2x1700 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Shared memory-

API support

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

DirectX11

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 10.35
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD 6970M Crossfire 22667

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD 6970M Crossfire 5542

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.

Average FPS

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

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Full HD102

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

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 1050 Max-Q, which is slower by 5% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

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