Whilst the Radeon R9 Fury X is really among the smallest flagship video cards ever launched, the forthcoming R9 Nano will shrink that down to a new level. The R9 Fury X measures in at around 19cm, but the R9 Nano is merely 15cm.
What amount of power does the R9 Nano have behind it? Well, as per a few leaked benchmarks, the R9 Nano could offer same performance as the previousR9 290X, but the TDP is almost half Vs R9 290X. Contemplating the size of the card, this really is quite the achievement, with many of the thanks likely to High Bandwidth Memory ( HBM ). An additional advantage over the Fury X is that the Nano offers an air-cooler, but not an all-in-one liquid cooler such as the Fury X. But can it be overclocked? or locked like Fury X? Time will tell.
Benchmarks, in which DGLee from IYD.KR reports that the Unigine Heaven benchmark running at 4K with the R9 Nano bumping out 26FPS. These figures are from AMD themselves, flaunting the bandwidth per stream processor. The R9 290X has 320GB/sec of memory bandwidth, with 2816 stream processors, allowing the R9 290X with 0.1136GB/sec. The R9 Nano with its 4096 stream processors and 512GB/sec bandwidth courtesy of HBM, offers 0.1250GB/sec. With regards to the power efficiency, the R9 Nano has 0.152 FPS/watt, whilst the R9 290X offers 0 .076 FPS/watt… a huge boost in the R9 Nano’s favor.
As per a friend of mine and tech expert (Pip) from Game-Debate, R9 Nano will be around 2% slower than GTX 980 and consumes 10 watts more vs GTX 980.
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