This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of the BitFenix Prodigy M Case, the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 flash drive, the launch of the AMD Radeon R9 Nano, a new exciting free to play FPS & more!
We have been talking about it all week and now it is finally here! AMD has officially announced the Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card! So let’s just get right to it with the specifications of the card. The Radeon R9 Nano comes with a fully-configured Fiji GPU with 4096 stream processors, 64 ROPs, 256 TMUs, and 64 compute units. The card comes with 4GB of HBM memory directly on the GPU itself. The GPU clock can boost up to 1000 MHz and the memory is locked at 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbps for up to 512GB/s bandwidth.
It is a day before the release of the AMD Radeon R9 Nano and more information has been released on the card. We now know that it features the full 4096 stream processors as its more powerful brother the Fury X. That is quite impressive as the TDP of the card is only 175W. We now know that the R9 Nano has better performance than the R9 390X, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970, and quite possibly the GTX 980. Since this is a compact card AMD decided to compare it against the GeForce GTX 970 Mini-ITX card. The result was that it was 30% faster!
As expected AMD will be launching their compact Radeon R9 Nano this Thursday August 27th 2015. We can now confirm that. Reviews of the card and availability should come about a week later. At least to start the product will only be available in its reference design.
AMD’s Radeon R9 Nano is expected to launch very soon, maybe even this week! This card is based on AMD’s Fiji silicon and has had quite a lot of hype since it was first announced. At the company’s most recent “Hot Chips” presentation AMD released for interesting numbers related to the card.
AMD is expected to launch their Fiji-based compact ITX form form factor Radeon R9 Nano graphics card next week on August 27th. The R9 Nano was first announced at AMD’s event at E3 earlier this year and has been the most anticipated card from the event.
In the past we have seen cases where you have been able to flash AMD graphics cards to their higher versions in their class. The last time we saw this was with the R9 290 being able to be flashed to the R9 290X. The way this works is the when AMD makes the cards in the series they disable certain compute units (CUs). If you are lucky these CUs have been disabled using a soft-mod. If that is the case you can use the newly developed CUINFO software developed by OCN forum member tx12. It has shown some success unlocking disabled CUs in AMD graphics cards based on Figi, Hawaii and Tonga chips.
AMD’s 300 series has been overlooked by a lot of people. Their Fury series really took all of the spotlight, but not everyone has that much money to spend on a graphics card. If you are an AMD fan the 300 series still does have a lot to offer. Today we will be taking a look at a R9 380 graphics card, which is more or less a rebranded R9 285. The card is based on the 28nm process and features 1792 stream processors, 32 ROPs, 112 TMUs. On the review block today is the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G graphics card. MSI has given this card their “Gaming” treatment, which we are big fans of. So you have the Twin Frozr V cooling solution, a factory overclock, fans that turn off when you are not gaming, and of course the MSI Gaming styling on the card itself. Let’s take a look and see what this card is all about!
It has been reported that AMD is putting their final touches on the Radeon R7 370X, which will directly compete with NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 950. The R7 370X will make use of the “Trinidad XT” silicon and will fully utilize the chip.
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