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AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks
- Core clock speed 680
- Max video memory 2x2048 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 900
- Maximum resolution
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.
Of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||267|
|Value for money||8.92|
|GPU code name||Blackcomb XT|
|Release date||6 January 2011 (10 years ago)|
|Price now||$170||of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)|
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 cores||1920||of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Core clock speed||680 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Number of transistors||2x1700 Million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||40 nm||of 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.
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||2x2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||900 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
|DirectX||DirectX 11, Shader 5.0|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
- 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.
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.
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:
Overall Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
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.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire:
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
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