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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 @ 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 XT
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines1920 - unified
Core 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 GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5525      avg: 5541.5 (33%)     median: 5541.5 (33%)     max: 5558 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5357      avg: 5636.5 (39%)     median: 5708 (40%)     max: 5773 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 20126      avg: 20547 (44%)     median: 20691 (45%)     max: 20824 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 18082      avg: 21399.4 (52%)     median: 22667 (55%)     max: 22698 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 18728      avg: 22759 (59%)     median: 23318.5 (61%)     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 (35%)     median: 65.2 (35%)     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 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.05      avg: 10.2 (16%)     median: 10.2 (16%)     max: 10.33 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.45      avg: 4.8 (8%)     median: 4.8 (8%)     max: 6.1 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.51      avg: 20.6 (32%)     median: 20.6 (32%)     max: 23.6 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 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.03      avg: 7.7 (7%)     median: 7.7 (7%)     max: 11.46 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 26.38      avg: 28.2 (35%)     median: 28.2 (35%)     max: 30.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.94      avg: 19 (24%)     median: 19 (24%)     max: 18.99 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.49      avg: 7.7 (11%)     median: 7.7 (11%)     max: 8 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 66.27      avg: 71.2 (58%)     median: 71.2 (58%)     max: 76.11 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 9186      avg: 9454.5 (65%)     median: 9454.5 (65%)     max: 9723 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.6      avg: 7.6 (96%)     median: 7.6 (96%)     max: 7.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - 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 800x600
190.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
134.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
103.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43.3 43.3 fps ~ 43 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low 800x600
167.2  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
123.7  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
123.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
94.8 fps 110.5 ~ 103 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
620.6  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
400.2  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
343.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
326 328 ~ 327 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
95.7  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
87.1  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
89.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86.6 90.2 ~ 88 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
329.4  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
114.2  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
99.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
82.3 fps 88.6 ~ 85 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Metro 2033
low 800x600
137  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
121.9  fps      Compare
high 1600x900
94.4  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35.3 35.8 ~ 36 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
199.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
194.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
163.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
93.4 fps 95.5 ~ 94 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
287  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
167.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
160.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
118.3 135 ~ 127 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
165.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
134.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
123.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
97.6 101.2 ~ 99 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 5
low 800x600
199.3  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
122.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
120.5 127.6 ~ 124 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed Shift
med. 1024x768
94.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
78.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64.9 66.2 ~ 66 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
195.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
163.3  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
142  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
80.3 86.1 ~ 83 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
207.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
140.9 145.6 ~ 143 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
279  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
190  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
181.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
157.7 160 ~ 159 fps      Compare