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.
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.
When AMD announced the R9 Nano we first heard “later this summer”, and then during AMD’s quarterly conference call AMD CEO Lisa Su told investors that “we will be launching Nano in the August timeframe”. Now it has been reported that the AMD Radeon R9 Nano has started shipping to retailers and even more is that a Korean Blog has their hands on a card already.
Sapphire is AMD’s larger board partner so as expected that have a pretty nice selection of AMD’s 300 series graphics cards. Sitting at the top of the 300 series is the Radeon R9 390X. This is of course a rebrand of AMD’s previous R9 290X, but with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. Also the rebrand has given AMD time to fine-tune the chip and add new features. This card is 100% DirectX 12 compliant and has AMD specific features like FreeSync, Super Virtual Resolution, and Eyefinity. Sapphire’s take on the card brings with it their Tri-X cooling solution that uses Intelligent Fan Control II technology that will turn the fans off when the GPU is not running hot and a massive 10mm heatpipe to keep things cool, 16K hours capacitors to lengthen the lifespan of the card, a dual BIOS, and the card is of course factory overclocked. Let’s jump in and see what this card can do!
AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury will be the companies second graphics cards based on the 28nm Fiji silicon. The card has been rumored to be launching in mid-July, but the specifications have been leaked online. AMD will enable 56 of the 64 compute units on the GPU, which will give it 3584 stream processors and 224 TMUs. We assume AMD will not change the ROP count so it will remain at 64. The memory will likely remain untouched at 4 GB of HBM.
AMD’s R9 Nano was announced yesterday at AMD’s event yesterday and on our original post I said it could be a game-changer for AMD and I really believe that. Since its unveiling more information about the card has been released and we have that for you today.
We have been speculating that the official name for AMD’s upcoming flagship graphics card would be called Radeon Fury X, and it looks like we were very close. According to the latest leaked slides the official name of the card will be called AMD Radeon R9 Fury X.
Aug 28, 2015 0