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AMD HD 6970 and HD 6950 Review

ccokeman    -   December 14, 2010
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Specifications:

GPU
HD 6970
HD 6950
Compute Power
2.7 TFLOPs (IEEE754-SP)
675 GFLOPs (IEEE754-DP)
2.25 TFLOPs (IEEE754-SP)
563 GFLOPs (IEEE754-DP)
Core Clock Speed
880MHz
800MHz
Primitive Rate
2 prim / clk
2 prim / clk
ShaderArchitecture
VLIW4
VLIW4
Stream Processors
24 SIMD / 1536 ALU
22 SIMD / 1408 ALU
Texture Units
96
88
ROPs / Z-Stencil
32 / 128
32 / 128
Frame Buffer
2GB GDDR5
2GB GDDR5
Memory Width/Speed
256 bit, 5.5 Gbps
256 bit, 5 Gbps
PowerTuneMaximumLimit
250W
200W
Typical GamingPower
190W
140W
Typical IdlePower
20W
20W
Power Connectors
8-pin + 6-pin
6-pin + 6-pin
Display Outputs1
2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI
2xDVI + 2x mDP + HDMI

 

Features

New and advanced architecture

  • Dual primitive, dual triangle setup
  • Higher performance per mm2 and performance per watt

AMD Eyefinitytechnology

  • Support up to six displays on one card

AMD PowerTunetechnology

  • Intelligently manages GPU power consumption
  • Increased performance at any given power envelope

AMD CrossFireX™ technology

  • The ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform
  • Supports up to four simultaneous GPUs

Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing

  • New sampling technique improves quality

2GB Frame Buffer

  • Ready for tomorrow’s DirectX®11 titles
  • Perfect for massive multi-monitor, high-res gaming

 

All information courtesy of AMD




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Sapphire HD 6970
  3. Closer Look: XFX HD 6970 & XFX HD 6950
  4. Closer Look: Technologies
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Aliens vs Predator
  8. Testing: Metro 2033
  9. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  10. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  11. Testing: Just Cause 2
  12. Testing: Unigine 2.1
  13. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  14. Testing: Battlefield Bad Company 2
  15. Testing: 3DMark 11
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Testing: Temperatures
  18. Testing: Power Consumption
  19. Conclusion
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