AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire

The AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire (or sometimes called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6970 X2) is a combination of two high-end graphics card for big and heavy laptops. Usually, each single card renders a single frame (AFR mode). 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 6970M is most likely based on the desktop HD 6850 graphics card. The codename of the mobile core is Blackcomb XT and it should have a similar power consumption as the GeForce GTX 480M. According to the roadmap ,the Blackcomb-based chips should feature the UVD3 video processor and Eyefinity+ support.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6900M Series

Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire

2240 @ 715MHz256 Bit @ 900MHz
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire 1920 @ 680MHz256 Bit @ 900MHz

Radeon HD 6990M

1120 @ 715MHz256 Bit @ 900MHz

Radeon HD 6970M

960 @ 680MHz256 Bit @ 900MHz

Radeon HD 6950M

960 @ 580MHz256 Bit @ 900MHz
CodenameBlackcomb XT
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines1920 - unified
Core Speed *680 MHz
Shader Speed *680 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 Announcement06.01.2011
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 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5357      avg: 5636.5 (44%)     median: 5708 (44%)     max: 5773 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5525      avg: 5541.5 (35%)     median: 5541.5 (35%)     max: 5558 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 18082      avg: 21399.4 (58%)     median: 22667 (62%)     max: 22698 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 20126      avg: 20547 (47%)     median: 20691 (47%)     max: 20824 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 18728      avg: 22759 (77%)     median: 23318.5 (79%)     max: 25671 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 29705      avg: 30784.5 (83%)     median: 30784.5 (83%)     max: 31864 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 101369      avg: 103854 (69%)     median: 103854 (69%)     max: 106339 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 63.9      avg: 65.2 (40%)     median: 65.2 (40%)     max: 66.4 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19402      avg: 19544.5 (75%)     median: 19544.5 (75%)     max: 19687 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.49      avg: 7.7 (11%)     median: 7.7 (11%)     max: 8 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.94      avg: 19 (31%)     median: 19 (31%)     max: 18.99 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 26.38      avg: 28.2 (35%)     median: 28.2 (35%)     max: 30.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.03      avg: 7.7 (7%)     median: 7.7 (7%)     max: 11.46 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.33      avg: 2.4 (13%)     median: 2.4 (13%)     max: 2.5 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.51      avg: 20.6 (32%)     median: 20.6 (32%)     max: 23.6 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.45      avg: 4.8 (8%)     median: 4.8 (8%)     max: 6.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.05      avg: 10.2 (16%)     median: 10.2 (16%)     max: 10.33 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 66.27      avg: 71.2 (65%)     median: 71.2 (65%)     max: 76.11 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 9186      avg: 9454.5 (81%)     median: 9454.5 (81%)     max: 9723 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (96%)     median: 7.6 (96%)     max: 7.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (96%)     median: 7.6 (96%)     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.

Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
190.5  fps      Compare
med.:
134.4  fps      Compare
high:
103.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
43.3 43.3 ~ 43 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
167.2  fps      Compare
med.:
123.7  fps      Compare
high:
123.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
94.8 110.5 ~ 103 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
620.6  fps      Compare
med.:
400.2  fps      Compare
high:
343.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
326 328 ~ 327 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
95.7  fps      Compare
med.:
87.1  fps      Compare
high:
89.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
86.6 90.2 ~ 88 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low:
329.4  fps      Compare
med.:
114.2  fps      Compare
high:
99.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
82.3 88.6 ~ 85 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 (2010)
low:
137  fps      Compare
med.:
121.9  fps      Compare
high:
94.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
35.3 35.8 ~ 36 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low:
199.4  fps      Compare
med.:
194.5  fps      Compare
high:
163.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
93.4 95.5 ~ 94 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low:
287  fps      Compare
med.:
167.4  fps      Compare
high:
160.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
118.3 135 ~ 127 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen
Risen (2009)
low:
165.9  fps      Compare
med.:
134.9  fps      Compare
high:
123.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
97.6 101.2 ~ 99 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 (2009)
low:
199.3  fps      Compare
high:
122.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
120.5 127.6 ~ 124 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed Shift
Need for Speed Shift (2009)
med.:
94.1  fps      Compare
high:
78.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
64.9 66.2 ~ 66 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 (2009)
low:
195.5  fps      Compare
med.:
163.3  fps      Compare
high:
142  fps      Compare
ultra:
80.3 86.1 ~ 83 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 1404
Anno 1404 (2009)
low:
207.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
140.9 145.6 ~ 143 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F.E.A.R. 2
F.E.A.R. 2 (2009)
low:
279  fps      Compare
med.:
190  fps      Compare
high:
181.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
157.7 160 ~ 159 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
170.1  fps      Compare
med.:
101.8  fps      Compare
high:
85.1  fps      Compare