AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire

Summary

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 14.43 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Code name
Blackcomb XT
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire'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 Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1920
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
680 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x1700 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12

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 size
large
 

Memory specs

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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
14.18
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5541.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
22667.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
97.74
At recommended settings
88.06
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
232.70
 
medium / 768p
109.50
 
high / 768p
88.30
 
ultra / 1080p
45.40
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
170.10
 
medium / 768p
101.80
 
high / 768p
85.10
 
ultra / 1080p
48.50
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce MX150, which is slower by 2% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

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