AMD Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon HD 6990 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Game performance for the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 169 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire shows us that Valorant is predicted to get a strong result of 405 FPS, and then we are seeing Crucible returning a playable 42 FPS while another game on our list is the Mafia 2: Definitive Edition which is getting 43 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire by playing Crucible which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 84FPS, M: 66FPS, H: 44FPS, U: 32FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Mafia 2: Definitive Edition and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Valorant which is predicted to get strong results with a 309FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 866 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 69% better performance as well. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 32% better performance and can run 707 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
52 FPS
The Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is released on 01 Mar 2011

Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire
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Texture Rate
319 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
106 GPixel/s
Processing Units
Driver Support
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
830 MHz
Max Power
750 Watts
1000 Watt
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 6990 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 6990 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 only up to 10% better than a single Radeon HD 6990 performing by itself but it might be worse (depending on whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) than a single Radeon HD 6990. Expect this combination to draw up to 750 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 6990 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 73%
Call of Duty Warzone 32% 26%
Minecraft: Dungeons 42% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18% 92%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 22% 73%
Valorant 95% 88%
Maneater 56% 8%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 39% 26%
Doom Eternal 28% 28%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 51% 21%
Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire Extras
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