Radeon_HD_6970_CrossFire
AMD Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire

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3.5
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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 348 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire shows us that Microsoft Flight Simulator is predicted to get a weak result of 2 FPS, and then we are seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returning a playable 31 FPS while another game on our list is the Borderlands 3 which is getting 22 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 61 FPS, Medium: 48 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 23 FPS. Next we looked at Borderlands 3 which was weak with a 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 2. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire running at 1440p is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire in your PC? This Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 900 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 83% increased graphics performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, as it can run 692 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 37% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
High
The Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire was released on 15 Dec 2010

Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire
GPU
Architecture
Terascale 3 Cayman XT (x2) (x2)
Process
40nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
169 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
56 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
3072
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
352GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
880 MHz
Power
Max Power
550 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire is a solution of two Radeon HD 6970 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 6970 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 53% better than a single Radeon HD 6970 performing by itself it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 6970. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
35%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 39%
Death Stranding 14% 91%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 39%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 91%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 39%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 91%
Planet Zoo 26% 49%
Diablo 4 5% 91%
Borderlands 3 10% 47%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
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