AMD Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Lets look at the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 270 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is running Far Cry 6 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 4 frames per second. Comparing this to Resident Evil 8 which is getting weak results, where it averages 1 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Dying Light 2, which is running at 11 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire by playing Far Cry 6 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 8FPS, M: 6FPS, H: 4FPS, U: 3FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Resident Evil 8 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Dying Light 2 which gets weak results with a 8FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire is not the best choice to run modern games.

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? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 37% better and can meet 725 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 92% better and can run 960 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
52 FPS
The Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire was released on 01 Mar 2011
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire
Terascale 2 Antilles (x2)
Texture Rate
319 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
106 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
8192MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
512bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
1024KB (x2)
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
GD Official

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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