We have new information on the ultra-compact graphics card from AMD based on the Fiji GPU core, the Radeon R9 Nano (or Fury Nano). The new mini-ITX based GPU offered an increase of 90 percent in performance per watt consumed regarding the Radeon R9 290x and most importantly, 50 percent compared to the flagship model of the company, the Radeon R9 X Fury.
AMD Radeon R9 Nano: 50% more Powerful per watt than the Fury X
The Radeon R9 Nano is supposedly based on the “Fiji” graphics processing unit with 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units, 64 raster operations pipelines and also 4096-bit memory interface. The card comes with 4GB of high-bandwidth memory operating at 1GHz, which offers 512GB/s of bandwidth. It is a serious rival to the GeForce GTX 970 in every way, as it would be more powerful, much smaller, and its power consumption is also only 175W, which is why the graphics card requires one single PCI-Express 8-pin connector for power (which leaves a theoretical margin for Overclocking 50W).
The Radeon R9 Nano thus becomes the perfect plot for those who want to build a very compact gaming system and want to play games at a resolution of 1440p.
Remember that this new graphics card will be officially announced on 27 August. We have also some new images that allow us a better firsthand look of this powerful graphics card, but very compact in size it is featuring a thick aluminum radiator which, together with a copper base, at least three copper heatpipes and a fan (total weight of 489 grams) seek to shed a temperature within the permissible.
With these images we also that it will not include a backplate, although it is expected that some AIB partners of AMD will launch their custom GPUs with backplate and cooling systems.