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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 @ 0.72 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire compare 1920 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6990M compare 1120 @ 0.72 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6970M compare 960 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
Radeon HD 6950M compare 960 @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 900 MHz
CodenameBlackcomb XTX
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines2240 - unified
Core Speed715 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 Announcement12.07.2011
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 6584     avg: 6593     median: 6593 (17%)     max: 6602 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
28941 Points (42%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
- 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.

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.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra DX11 High Res Textures 1920x1080
37.4
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
med. 1024x768
133.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
119.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
110.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
low 800x600
200.2  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
141.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
143  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
96.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
70.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
46.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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