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AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire

The AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire (or sometimes called the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6990 X2) is a combination of two high-end graphics card for big and heavy laptops. Usually, each single card renders a single frame. Therefore, it may suffer from micro stuttering in low fps ranges of 30fps. This happens because of different timespans between two frames (e.g., irregular delays between sequential frames).

The HD 6990M is based on the desktop HD 6870 graphics card. The codename of the mobile core is Blackcomb XTX and it should have high power consumption (>=100W) with UVD3 video processor and Eyefinity+ support. More information on the features of the single 6990M can be found on this page.

The Performance of the two HD 6990M in our first tests was about 5% behind that of the GeForce GTX 580M SLI. Therefore, the 6990M is one of the fastest mobile graphics solutions in 2011 and nearly all available games are playable with highest settings and antialiasing enabled (see below).

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6900M Series
Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire 2240 @ 715 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire 1920 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6990M 1120 @ 715 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6970M 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6950M 960 @ 580 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameBlackcomb XTX
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines2240 - unified
Core Speed *715 MHz
Memory Speed *900 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2x2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors2x1700 Million
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement12.07.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 6422      avg: 6422 (28%)     median: 6422 (28%)     max: 6422 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 6584      avg: 6593 (37%)     median: 6593 (37%)     max: 6602 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 24558      avg: 24558 (48%)     median: 24558 (48%)     max: 24558 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 25449      avg: 25758.5 (54%)     median: 25758.5 (54%)     max: 26068 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 23292      avg: 23292 (61%)     median: 23292 (61%)     max: 23292 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 28941      avg: 28941 (78%)     median: 28941 (78%)     max: 28941 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 102766      avg: 102766 (68%)     median: 102766 (68%)     max: 102766 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 73.5      avg: 73.5 (40%)     median: 73.5 (40%)     max: 73.5 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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min: 19230      avg: 19230 (74%)     median: 19230 (74%)     max: 19230 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
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min: 10.55      avg: 10.6 (17%)     median: 10.6 (17%)     max: 10.55 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
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min: 1.73      avg: 1.7 (3%)     median: 1.7 (3%)     max: 1.73 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
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min: 12.24      avg: 12.2 (18%)     median: 12.2 (18%)     max: 12.24 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
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min: 2.15      avg: 2.2 (11%)     median: 2.2 (11%)     max: 2.15 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
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min: 3.46      avg: 3.5 (3%)     median: 3.5 (3%)     max: 3.46 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
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min: 11.54      avg: 11.5 (14%)     median: 11.5 (14%)     max: 11.54 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
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min: 22.19      avg: 22.2 (22%)     median: 22.2 (22%)     max: 22.19 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
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min: 4.81      avg: 4.8 (7%)     median: 4.8 (7%)     max: 4.81 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
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min: 65.15      avg: 65.2 (53%)     median: 65.2 (53%)     max: 65.15 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
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min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (87%)     median: 7.6 (87%)     max: 7.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
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min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (87%)     median: 7.6 (87%)     max: 7.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
269.6  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
161  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
132.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis 2

Crysis 2

2011
low 800x600
291.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
212.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
162.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
65.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
167.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
122  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
118.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
106.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
659.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
398.7  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
347.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
353.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
85.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
86  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
89  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
330.9  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
116.4  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
107.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
81.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
142.5  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
128.1  fps      Compare
high 1600x900
99.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
199.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
196.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
184.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
110.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
246.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
116.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
110.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
87.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
165.2  fps      Compare