Radeon HD 6970M 

Released January, 2011
  • 680 MHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5
6.2 Out of 10

These chips are still based on Kepler (600-series), but feature more CUDA cores, more memory, a wider memory bus, and faster clockspeeds.
by Tim-Verry (Jun, 2013)
Intel is so much focused on the power output of the Core M die that they even designed a new PCH known as Broadwell PCH-LP which is focused on power.
by hassan-mujtaba (Sep, 2014)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 6970M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Radeon HD 6970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


Radeon HD 6970M
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


Radeon HD 6970M
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 6970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


Radeon HD 6970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 6970M
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Radeon HD 6970M

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 6970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
117.8 mHash/s
Radeon R9 M290X
267.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.77 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
4.79 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 M290X
51.02 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
50.88 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
785.77 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
1,217.68 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
794.98 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
180.17 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960M
583.25 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 M290X
304.34 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
1.05 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
3.68 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
-1 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
24.46 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
86.5 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
52.12 frames/s

Crysis 2

Radeon HD 6970M


Radeon HD 6970M

In The News From around the web


NVIDIA Quadro M6000 Announced

by Scott Michaud |
I wonder what this means for the Tesla line, and whether we will see a variant of Maxwell with a large boost in 64-bit performance, or if that line will be in an awkward place until Pascal.
The memory, but not the cache, is capable of ECC (error-correction) for enterprises who do not want a stray photon to mess up their computation.

NVIDIA Quadro M6000 Leaks via Deadmau5

by Ryan Shrout |
A quick hunt on Google for the NVIDIA M6000 reveals rumors of it being a GM200-based 12GB graphics card.
Another key enabler of the Core M processor is the use of 2nd generation FIVR and 3DL for power efficiency delivery.
There’s a small section dedicated to the memory and I/O controllers at the bottom of the die while along the right side, we can note the system agent, display engine and memory controller.
However, the stability of the boards for overclocking the processor above 4.2 GHz might not fare so well.
Overclocking above 4.2 GHz requires more than 4 phases in the power system, due to extensive voltage loads.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Blackcomb
Market Laptop
Clock speed 680 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 21.76 GPixel/s
Texture rate 32.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,305.6 GFLOPS


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

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