AMD Radeon R9 Nano to receive full Fiji silicon?

Published: 3rd Jul 2015, 09:24 GMT

Size doesn't matter

According to Anandtech the R9 Nano might actually launch with full Fiji graphics processor.

Not so Nano anymore

Radeon R9 Nano, the biggest star of the PC Gaming show is expected to launch somewhere in the next 2 months. The latest rumors point towards extremely interesting product. First we learned it will be twice as power efficient as Radeon R9 290X, then we were told it will consume around 175 Watts, and now Ryan Smith from Anandtech is quite confident Nano could actually have the same GPU as Fury X, only lower clocked and will less power leakage.

So the Nano would be nothing else than even more power efficient version of Fury X, but designed for less demanding applications. You are still getting the full graphics processor, but you are limited by the clocks and single 8pin power connector. If you’re already thinking about overclocking this product, then I’m afraid this card may not be the one for you. That’s where the Fury X and Fury non-X come in.

Anandtech also ‘confirmed’ that Fury non-X is definitely a cut-down version of Fiji graphics processor. They actually said there won’t be any custom Fiji XT cards at all, which is beyond disappointing. Maybe they will at least allow hybrid cooled versions like NVIDIA let EVGA made the TITAN-X Hybrid?

Anandtech:

Unlike the R9 Fury X, the R9 Fury will be an air cooled card, with AMD’s partners putting together their own designs for the card. It will be based on a cut down version of the Fiji GPU – so you won’t be seeing any air cooled full-performance Fiji cards

Radeon Fury non-X is currently expected to launch on July 14th. We will keep you updated.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series (July 3rd)
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2AMD Radeon R9 Fury XAMD Radeon R9 FuryAMD Radeon R9 Nano
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 smallR9_FuryX_Cooler_Straighton_RGB_5inch smallRadeon R9 Fury Nano small
Launch DateAutumn 2015June 24thJuly 14thSummer 2015
GPU2x Fiji XTFiji XTFiji PROFiji (XT?)
Stream Cores2x 4096 (8192)4096TBC4096 TBC
TMUs2x 256 (512)256TCB256 TBC
ROPs2x 64 (128)646464 TBC
Computing Power~17 TFLOPs8.6 TFLOPSTBCTBC
Core clockTBC1050 MHzTBCTBC
Memory Clock500 MHz500 MHz500 MHzTBC
Mem. Clk Effective1000 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHzTBC
Memory Bus2x 4096 (8192)-bit4096-bit4096-bit4096-bit
Memory2x 4GB (8GB) HBM14GB HBM14GB HBM14GB HBM1
Bandwidth2x 512 (1024) GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/sTBC
TDP>375W275WTBC175W
MSRPTBC649 USD549 USDTBC

Source: Anandtech via SweClockers


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