AMD Radeon HD 6990M: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 6990M
Radeon HD 6990M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 715
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 9.69

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 6990M sales 12 July 2011. This is Terascale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 900 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 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

9.69%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon HD 6990M's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating413
Value for money3.18
ArchitectureTerascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameBlackcomb XTX
Market segmentLaptop
Release date12 July 2011 (10 years ago)
Price now$190 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 6990M'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 6990M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1120of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed715 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate40.04of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,601.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6990M'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
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6990M: 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 amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth115.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6990M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6990M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 6990M. 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 6990M 9.69
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

HD 6990M 3227

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.

HD 6990M 15113

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6990M 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 modern games across different resolutions:

900p54
Full HD60

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−11
Battlefield 5 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 6990M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon HD 6990M's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce MX350, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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