AMD Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 139.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Days Gone getting 19 FPS with the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire, Far Cry 6 getting 0 FPS and Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire at 1440p with Days Gone, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 38 FPS, Medium: 30 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. We then checked out Far Cry 6 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And another popular game was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 76% better and can run 725 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 304 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 41% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
27 FPS
The Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire was released on 01 Oct 2010
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire
Cayman Pro
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
51 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
800 MHz
Max Power
400 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6950 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 6950 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 6950 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 x% better than a single Radeon HD 6950 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 6950. Expect this combination to draw up to 400 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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