HD 6970 with i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

It is worth noting that the HD 6970 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 2048 MB RAM, the HD 6970 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between HD 6970 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the HD 6970 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 HD 6970 with i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon HD 6970
Price $ 299.0
Year 2010
Maximum Recorded Temperature 84C
Max Fan Noise 54.4dB
Recommended Power Supply 600W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 41.3 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 28.7 FPS
Average 4K Performance 12.9 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 8.9
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 12.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 28.6
Series HD 6970
Overall Combination Score 48/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
33.0
2019 Metro Exodus
13
14.7
2019 World War Z
24
27.1
2018 Just Cause 4
19
21.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
22.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
29.4
2017 For Honor
35
39.2
2017 Project CARS 2
25
27.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
33.7
2016 Dishonored 2
18
20.3
2015 Rocket League
103
114.5
2015 Need For Speed
28
31.7
2015 Project CARS
27
30.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
50
55.6
2014 Thief
28
32.0
2013 Bioshock Infinite
38
43.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
23
25.7
2013 Crysis 3
34
38.0
2013 GRID 2
45
50.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
24
26.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
29
33.0
2013 Battlefield 4
25
28.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
70
78.5
2011 DiRT 3
64
72.2
2011 Portal 2
126
140.5
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
75
83.4
2011 Batman: Arkham City
60
67.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
67
74.5
2011 Battlefield 3
32
36.4
2010 Civilization V
40
45.4
2010 Metro: 2033
39
43.5
2010 Starcraft II
60
67.7
2009 League of Legends
132
147.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
35
39.1

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
22.2
2019 Metro Exodus
9
11.4
2019 World War Z
15
19.8
2018 Just Cause 4
12
15.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
16.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
21.3
2017 For Honor
18
22.9
2017 Project CARS 2
15
19.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
24
30.4
2016 Dishonored 2
13
17.3
2015 Rocket League
39
49.0
2015 Need For Speed
19
24.5
2015 Project CARS
18
23.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
36.0
2014 Thief
16
21.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
21
27.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
14
17.5
2013 Crysis 3
19
24.6
2013 GRID 2
30
37.5
2013 Metro: Last Light
18
22.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
16
21.0
2013 Battlefield 4
14
18.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
52
65.4
2011 DiRT 3
43
54.0
2011 Portal 2
78
98.3
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
50
63.3
2011 Batman: Arkham City
33
42.0
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
15
19.0
2011 Battlefield 3
30
38.1
2010 Civilization V
27
34.8
2010 Metro: 2033
22
27.5
2010 Starcraft II
40
50.4
2009 League of Legends
65
81.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
19
24.8

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
7
11.0
2019 Metro Exodus
5
7.2
2019 World War Z
7
11.4
2018 Just Cause 4
5
8.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
7.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
14.7
2017 For Honor
7
11.4
2017 Project CARS 2
11
16.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
17
25.5
2016 Dishonored 2
9
13.7
2015 Rocket League
16
22.9
2015 Need For Speed
11
16.4
2015 Project CARS
11
16.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
11
16.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
41
58.9
2009 League of Legends
22
32.7
HD 6970 with i7-975 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings
HD 6970 with i7-975 at 1440p and Ultra Quality settings
HD 6970 with i7-975 at 4K and Ultra Quality settings

HD 6970 Specifications

HD 6970 Board Design

Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP250 W

HD 6970 Clock Speeds

GPU Clock880 MHz
Memory Clock1375 MHz 5500 MHz effective

HD 6970 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationNorthern Islands (HD 6900)
Launch Price369 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateDec 14th, 2010

HD 6970 Graphics Features

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.4
Shader Model5
VulkanN/A

HD 6970 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureTeraScale 3
Die Size389 mm²
GPU NameCayman
GPU VariantCayman XT (215-0807007)
Process Size40 nm
Transistors2,640 million

HD 6970 Memory

Bandwidth176.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

HD 6970 Render Config

Compute Units24
ROPs32
Shading Units1536
TMUs96

HD 6970 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2,703 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance675.8 GFLOPS (1:4)
Pixel Rate28.16 GPixel/s
Texture Rate84.48 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

The Test. For the launch of the Radeon HD 6900 series, AMD supplied us with a 6900-enabled version of the Catalyst 10.11 driver, version 8.79.6.2RC2.
In the middle of December, at the beginning of the annual holiday shopping spree, AMD released their latest and greatest graphics cards, the Radeon HD 6970 and 6950.
Launching today are the Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950, utilizing AMD’s new Cayman GPU. Born from the ashes of TSMC’s canceled 32nm node, Cayman is the biggest change to AMD’s GPU ...
So the AMD HD 6970 is trading blows with the GTX 570, which in itself is a very good card. Unfortunately it's also a cheaper card, which to all intents and purposes scuppers the HD 6970 at birth.
Conclusion. While Eurocom’s Panther 2.0 has given us class-leading mobile game performance since the middle of last year, today’s build focuses on its new AMD Radeon HD 6970M CrossFire option ...
AMD's Radeon HD 6970 & Radeon HD 6950: Paving The Future For AMD ... not only does the 6970 start things off with a slight lead over NVIDIA’s GTX 570, but even the cheaper 6950 holds parity ...
The Radeon HD 6970 has 1536 ALUs versus 1600 in the Radeon HD 5870, and the 6950 has “only” 1408 ALUs. Well, the answer to that question lies in AMD's new "VLIW4" architecture, which we’ll ...
The Radeon HD 6970 measures 27cm long (10.6 in), the typical length for today’s high-end graphics cards. For example, the old Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card measured 28cm long, as did the more ...
After a short delay, AMD brings us the new Radeon HD 6970. Code-named Cayman XT this new graphics processor features 2640 million transistors, 23% more than that of the 5870.
The AMD Radeon HD 6970 is a first-class, single-GPU gaming video card that costs only 9.
A few weeks ago AMD released the Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950. Both cards are based on AMD's new Cayman core which is their first graphics processor to use a VLIW4 shader configuration. Just like on all other similar products, AMD's two Cayman variants, called Cayman Pro and Cayman XT, are based on the exact same GPU silicon.

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