Radeon HD 6950M 

Released January, 2011
  • 580 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5

When it comes to building and configuring Core M, Intel likes to refer to their efforts as the “Fanless Challenge,” reflecting the fact that their biggest goal with Core M is to comfortably get the processor in to 10” tablets under 10mm in thickness that are passively cooled.
by Ryan-Smith (Aug, 2014)
This is similar to Ivy Bridge (4%-6%), though at this stage in the game Intel is not talking about expected clockspeeds or the resulting overall performance improvement.
by Ryan-Smith (Aug, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 6950M

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Radeon HD 6950M
13,719
GeForce GTX 860M
23,220.5

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

Radeon HD 6950M
9,694
GeForce GTX 860M
18,276.5

3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

Radeon HD 6950M
2,452

In The News From around the web

11
Aug

Intel Broadwell Architecture Preview: A Glimpse into Core M

by Ryan Smith |
www.anandtech.com
When it comes to building and configuring Core M, Intel likes to refer to their efforts as the “Fanless Challenge,” reflecting the fact that their biggest goal with Core M is to comfortably get the processor in to 10” tablets under 10mm in thickness that are passively cooled.
The end result no doubt limited what performance optimizations Intel could integrate into Broadwell’s design, but it also functionally reduces power requirements for any given performance level, furthering Intel’s goals in getting Core performance in a mobile device.
8
Jan

AMD Reveals First Mobile Radeon M200 Parts & Rebadges

by Ryan Smith |
www.anandtech.com
In recent years this has especially been the case for laptop/mobile graphics thanks to the larger volume and higher levels of integration as found on those parts, though this does have the unfortunate side effect of meaning GPU announcements get caught up in the deluge of announcements coming out of CES.
Moving on to our second confirmed product, we have a new low end SKU called the R5 M230.
AMD’s Kaveri APUs would feature the latest core architecture along with enhanced GCN graphics on a single die package.
This means that higher frequency DDR3 memory just might come in handy with Kaveri APUs to unleash the full potential of the graphics core.
Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black.
In a somewhat baffling piece of news this weekend, word comes that Apple has initiated an internal replacement program for the video cards on some of their mid-2011 27” iMacs.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Blackcomb
Market Laptop
Clock speed 580 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 960
Texture mapping units 48
Render output processors 32
Compute units 12
Pixel rate 18.56 GPixel/s
Texture rate 27.84 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,113.6 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 50W
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