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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 (compare) 2240 @ 715 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire 1920 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6990M (compare) 1120 @ 715 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6970M (compare) 960 @ 680 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6950M (compare) 960 @ 580 MHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameBlackcomb XT
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines1920 - unified
Core Speed680 MHz
Memory Speed900 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2x2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count2x1700 Million
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement06.01.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 101369     avg: 103854     median: 103854 (1911%)     max: 106339 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 29705     avg: 30784.5     median: 30784.5 (958%)     max: 31864 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.6 points (146%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Resident Evil 5

2009
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

Need for Speed Shift

2009
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

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
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

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
279  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
190  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
181.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
157.7 160 ~ 159 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
170.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
101.8  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
85.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48 49 ~ 49 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
232.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
109.5  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
88.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44.8 46 ~ 45 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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