AMD Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire

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How well can the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire run games
AMD Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

How well will the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire run 2023 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. 235 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire shows us that Far Cry 6 is getting a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Resident Evil 8 returning a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Battlefield 2042 which is getting 0 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Resident Evil 8 to see how the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we looked at Battlefield 2042 which was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Far Cry 6 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 0. 1440p Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire PC gaming is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire in your PC? This Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which has 51% better performance and can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 300 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
43 FPS
The Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire was released on 15 Dec 2010
AMD PC game performance check Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire
Terascale 3 Cayman XT (x2)
Texture Rate
169 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
56 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
2048MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
256KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
880 MHz
Max Power
550 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon HD 6970 CrossFire is a solution of two Radeon HD 6970 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 6970 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 53% better than a single Radeon HD 6970 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 6970. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 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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