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AMD Radeon R9 Nano to be the most disappointing card of them all?

Posted on Thursday, August 27 2015 @ 10:06:15 CEST by

So far AMD's Fury lineup was rather disappointing but if rumors about the pricing of the R9 Nano are correct, that model may be the most disappointing card in AMD's current high-end lineup. Lots of people got excited about the R9 Nano, it promised high performance and high energy efficiency in a form factor ideally suited for SFF gaming PCs.

Official confirmation will follow within a couple of hours but so far everything points to a MSRP of $649.99 - the same as that of the R9 Fury X. On one hand we're not really surprised, the card has the same 4096 stream processor configuration as the Fury X and is definitely not cheap to manufacture, but at this price level the card makes little sense and will see only very limited sales.

The R9 Nano reportedly has 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units, 64 raster units, a boost clock of up to 1000MHz and 4GB HBM memory clocked at 1000MHz effective. In terms of gaming performance, the R9 Nano promises something in between GeForce GTX 980 and Fury (non-X).

The 6-inch long card has a 175W TDP and reportedly has an acoustic target of 42dBA, significantly less than the 58dBA noise level of the R9 290X, and it also runs 20°C cooler than the R9 290X. More details will follow five hours from now.

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