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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
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min: 5525     avg: 5541.5 (15%)     median: 5541.5 (15%)     max: 5558 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 5357     avg: 5636.5 (25%)     median: 5708 (25%)     max: 5773 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 29705     avg: 30784.5 (66%)     median: 30784.5 (66%)     max: 31864 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 101369     avg: 103854 (59%)     median: 103854 (59%)     max: 106339 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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min: 63.9     avg: 65.2 (35%)     median: 65.2 (35%)     max: 66.4 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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min: 19402     avg: 19544.5 (75%)     median: 19544.5 (75%)     max: 19687 Points
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
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min: 7.6     avg: 7.6 (96%)     median: 7.6 (96%)     max: 7.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
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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