On the edge of official announcement of new Radeon HD 6900 series graphics cards, one of the German forums has leaked some photos of PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 card:
Together with a short photo session a lucky graphic card owner did not mind sharing benchmark results of the novelty.
GPU-z 0.4.9, a tool to display info on graphic card specs, showed the following:
Update: True info on Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970 graphics cards is displayed using updated GPU-z version
A test run of the latest benchmark, 3DMark 11, has resulted in Radeon HD 6970 having P4939 points in Performance mode:
Some 3DMark 11 test details :
Our test including GeForce GTX 470 has ended with slightly lower results:
Summing up, first results indicate AMD Radeon HD 6970 performance level being close to the one of GeForce GTX 480 / GeForce GTX 570.
It seems that AMD has missed a time advantage they had to develop new graphics cards of high-performance. But do not forget that there will be a new AMD flagship graphics card released right after New Year celebrations — Radeon HD 6990.
In addition, here are HD 6970 details of of 3DMark 11 benchmark run with Extreme settings:
Heaven 2.1 score:
3DMark Vantage (Performance) results:
Score in 3DMark Vantage (High):