Today is the day when AMD at long last launches their most recent Fiji GPU based GPU, the Radeon R9 Nano. The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is termed as the world’s fastest Mini-ITX Graphics card ever, it is based on the full fat Fiji GPU core, the performance per watt is in its very own association and the greater part of this will be offered in small form factor.
AMD launches Radeon R9 Nano – Faster than GTX 980, Based on 4 GB HBM, Priced at $649
In terms of specifications the Radeon R9 Nano is supposedly based on the full fat Fiji GPU core graphics processing unit with 4096 stream processors same count as on Radeon R9 Fury X, 256 texture units, 64 raster operations pipelines. The Radeon R9 Nano also feature 64 compute units which have 64 stream processors per CU and 4096-bit memory interface. The card comes with 4GB of high-bandwidth memory operating at 1GHz, which offers 512GB/s of bandwidth. The total compute performance of Nano is 8.19 TFlops.
The 1000 MHz clock speed for the Radeon R9 Nano is quite impressive indeed as this package as a whole is 175 Watts that is 100W less than the Radeon R9 Fury X (275W).
The Radeon R9 Nano doesn’t accompany a backplate so the hardware can be seen on the back of the PCB. The card is much shorter than the Sapphire Mini-ITX compact and a lot of force hardware can be discovered housed right underneath the Fiji GPU core. A large metallic retention bracket holds the cooler in its place from the base. The heatsink is an extensive aluminum blade exhibit obstruct that is outfitted with a dual vapor chamber dense aluminum heatpipes that advance toward a substantial copper square that reaches a vast copper based heatsink block. The new heatsink piece is significantly more proficient at cooling than the Radeon R9 290X block, so much that it gives 20 degrees lower temperature than the Hawaii based GPUs.
The Radeon R9 Nano’s PCB is as little as it can get. The PCB packs a 4 phase power design that is highlighted right by the GPU. The design has been kept basic and more accentuation ought to be given to the stability of the card so it runs appropriately in every single gaming loads.
AMD launches Radeon R9 Nano – Gaming Performance
From the above slide we can see that the new card the Red team is always above 30 FPS at a 4K (3840×2160) resolution, even reaching up to 60 FPS in Grand Theft Auto V.
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Vs GTX 970 Mini Official Performance Results:
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 960 Mini||GeForce GTX 970 Mini||Radeon R9 380 ITX-Compact||Radeon R9 Nano|
|3DMark Firestrike 4K (Ultra)||1297 Marks||2593 Marks||1551 Marks||3411 Marks|
|Far Cry 4 4K (High/0xAA/0xAF)||15.095 FPS||27.345 FPS||16.542 FPS||37.966 FPS|
|Performance Per Watt in Far Cry 4 4K (Ultra/SMAA/0xAF)||0.13 FPS/Watt||0.12 FPS/Watt||0.08 FPS/Watt||0.22 FPS/Watt|
|Battlefield 4 4K (High/FXAA/0xAF)||N/A||41 FPS||N/A||57 FPS|
|Crysis 3 4K (High/0xAA/0xAF)||N/A||41 FPS||N/A||58 FPS|
|Far Cry 4 4K (High/SMAA/0xAF)||N/A||28 FPS||N/A||42 FPS|
|GTA V 4K (High/0xAA/4xAF)||N/A||38 FPS||N/A||60 FPS|
|Shadow of Mordor 4K (High/0xAA/0xAF)||N/A||34 FPS||N/A||50 FPS|
|Witcher 3 4K (High/0xAA/0xAF)||N/A||26 FPS||N/A||37 FPS|
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Vs Radeon R9 290X Performance:
|AMD Radeon R9 290X (Hawaii XT)||AMD Radeon R9 Nano (Fiji XT)|
|FPS in Far Cry 4 4K (Ultra/SMAA/0xAF)||27.207 FPS||37.966 FPS|
|FPS/Watt in Far Cry 4 4K (Ultra/SMAA/0xAF)||0.2169 FPS/Watt||0.1088 FPS/Watt|
|FPS/mm in Far Cry 4 4K (Ultra/SMAA/0xAF)||0.2498 FPS/mm||0.0989 FPS/Watt|
You heard that right my friend, the Radeon R9 Nano will have the same cost as the Radeon R9 Fury X. As both GPUs are based on the Full Fiji GPU instead of utilizing harvested Fiji chips like they use on the Radeon R9 Fury so a cost increment is normal. Be that as it may, the $649 US can be a tad bit steep for a Mini-ITX card. Granted the Radeon R9 Nano can smash up some better than average numbers, however the cost to performance ratio of this card doesn’t seem to be aimed at the users under the $400 market which include the GTX 970, R9 290X, R9 390. Indeed, even the GeForce GTX 980 is valued $150 US less while the R9 390X and R9 Fury (overclocked models) retail for $100 to $220 US lesser.