AMD launches Radeon R9 Nano

Published: 26th Aug 2015, 13:36 GMT

Let’s just pretend it’s Thursday.

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Presentation 1

AMD Radeon R9 Nano is the most powerful Mini-ITX graphics card ever made

AMD Radeon R9 Nano, which is actually not codenamed Fury Nano, is still considered as the newest member of Fury series (check the slides below). The card is based on fully unlocked Fiji graphics processor with 4096 Stream Processors, 256 Texturing Units and 64 Raster Units. The clock speed, which is rated at 1000 MHz – using NVIDIA’s terminology – is actually not a base clock, but a boost clock. Theoretically it could achieve 1 GHz, but the controller will adjust the frequency to keep Nano as quiet and and cold as possible.

The values for Power Tune Boost are very aggressive this time, target temperature is set to 75C, which is not much considering how hot graphics processors can get. This should help keep the GPU operate under typical board power at 175W. Same goes for acoustic target, which is not controlled by the processor, but it was adjusted by AMD engineers to 42 dBA (R9 290X target was 58dBA). Sounds about right for HTPC builders.

The R9 Nano is no different from Fury cards when it comes to HBM specifications. All cards share the exact same configuration: 4GB HBM1 4096-bit at 500 MHz (1 GHz effective). Thus the bandwidth is 512 GB/s. Some reviewers actually managed to unlock memory overclocking, but since the bandwidth is so high, the benefit was minimal.

In terms of gaming performance, we can expect something in between GeForce GTX 980 and Fury non-X. The details will be covered by reviewers.

Radeon R9 Nano will officially launch on August 27th at 8:00 EST. Suggested retail price is 650 USD.

AMD Radeon R9 Nano angle AMD Radeon R9 Nano power connector AMD Radeon R9 Nano display connectors

 

AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series
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 smallR9390X_STRIXAMD Radeon R9 Nano small
Launch DateAutumn 2015June 24thJuly 10thAugust 27th
GPU2x Fiji XTFiji XTFiji PROFiji
Compute Units2x 64 (128)645664 
Stream Cores2x 4096 (8192)409635844096
TMUs2x 256 (512)256224256
ROPs2x 64 (128)646464
Computing Power~17 TFLOPs8.6 TFLOPS7.2 TFLOPS8.2 TFLOPS
Core clockTBC1050 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock500 MHz500 MHz500 MHz500 MHz
Mem. Clk Effective1000 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Bus2x 4096 (8192)-bit4096-bit4096-bit4096-bit
Memory2x 4GB (8GB) HBM14GB HBM14GB HBM14GB HBM1
Bandwidth2x 512 (1024) GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s512 GB/s
TDP>375W275W275W175W
Power Connectors2x 8pin2x 8pin2x 8pin1x 8pin
MSRPTBC649 USD549 USD650 USD

AMD Radeon R9 Nano heat sink AMD Radeon R9 Nano PCB BACK AMD Radeon R9 Nano PCB AMD Radeon R9 Nano PCB2

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