R9 fury nano: AMD Radeon R9 Fury Nano Review

AMD Radeon R9 Fury Nano Review

Verdict

Pros

  • Tiny design – small enough for mini-ITX
  • Stonking performance at high resolutions
  • High Bandwidth Memory used

Cons

  • Ruinously expensive
  • High-pitched capacitor whine
  • A little slower than current flagships

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £600.00
  • 900MHz core clock
  • 4GB 500MHz High Bandwidth Memory
  • 8.9 billion transistors
  • 4,096 stream processors
  • Requires one 8-pin power connector
  • Manufacturer: AMD

What is the AMD Radeon R9 Fury Nano?

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Nano is one of the most exciting graphics cards I’ve seen for years and, at only 6in long, it’s also one of the smallest. However, the Nano’s tiny size doesn’t mean it’s underpowered – it uses the same core as the monster AMD Radeon R9 Fury X.

Cramming a powerful core inside a tiny chassis isn’t easy or cheap. I’m intrigued to see how the Fury Nano stacks up against traditional high-end cards, and if it can possibly be worth its £600 price.

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury Nano – Under the Hood

The Fury Nano is AMD’s first attempt at placing such a powerful core inside a tiny package. It seems an odd move, but when you consider what’s currently going on in the PC market, it makes sense.

Over the past few years, graphics cores and other components have seen an boost in efficiency. So while this has led to improved performance, power consumption and heat output levels have plateaued, or begun to decline.

Such trends have had a significant impact on graphics cards and the wider PC market. In the graphics sphere, it’s given companies such as AMD the opportunity to experiment with smaller and more innovative designs, since there’s less need for flagship cards to feature huge heatsinks and a multitude of fans. In the world of PCs, mini-ITX and micro-ATX systems are becoming more popular options for high-end rigs.

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AMD has made the Nano only 6in long – about the length of its PCI-Express x16 slot – and crammed inside the Fiji core that powered the water-cooled, range-topping Fury X. That’s quite an achievement.

AMD has jumped through several hoops in order to build this card. For starters, it’s picked Fiji cores that consume only the lowest rates of power, and this version of Fiji is accompanied by four VRM phases rather than the six included in the Fury X – a decision taken to help manage Fiji’s lofty power requirements.

The core still uses 4,096 stream processors and 8.9 billion transistors, but it’s been cut back to about 900MHz – 150MHz lower than the Fury X. The reductions in clock and VRM, and AMD’s choice of power-efficient Fiji cores, means that the Fury Nano has a power limit of 175W. That’s key to producing such a small card, since it’s 100W less than the Fury X.

All of AMD’s Fury-branded cards deploy High Bandwidth Memory, rather than the more common GDDR5. The HBM chips have a far wider interface than GDDR5, meaning more data can be processed despite the chips running at far lower speeds. On paper the 500MHz for memory is poor, but the 4,096-bit interface is eight times as wide as previous flagships. The Fury Nano has 4GB of memory, which is half as much as Nvidia’s cards manage – but those chips use older GDDR5.

The Nano is chilled by a hybrid air and vapour-chamber cooler topped with a single fan, and is powered by a single 8-pin connector. It’s a reference-only design, and comes with one HDMI output and trio of DisplayPort connectors. There’s no DVI, however.

The Nano isn’t the only card available in such a svelte form factor. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970 is the most powerful small card on the other side of the fence, and there are plenty more modest GPUs available at this size. However, AMD’s card will be the most powerful – and that means it’s also going to be the most expensive. The Nano costs a mighty £600, which is around twice as much as a compact GTX 970.

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury Nano – Results Analysis

Synthetic benchmarks are an effective indicator of GPU performance, and here the Nano performs well. Its 1080p 3DMark result of 12,284 is superb: better than Nvidia’s GTX 980 and AMD’s own standard Fury, and only behind the GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X.

The Nano’s position just behind this generation’s flagship cards was emphasised elsewhere. Its Unigine 1440p pace of 39.5fps is better than the 35.8fps scored by the GTX 980 and is only one frame behind the standard Fury card. The Fury X sits a little higher at 42.7fps, and the GTX 980 Ti is top of the heap, with a result of 51fps.

The Nano is powerful enough to bat 1080p benchmarks to the side. The Nano’s poorest result at this modest resolution was an average of 85fps in Battlefield 4, and its best score was recorded in Tomb Raider, where it topped out at a mighty 173fps.

At 1440p the Nano begins to flex its miniaturised muscles. It was playable in every game I tested at this resolution: its slowest averages came in Crysis 3 and Battlefield 4, but it still managed a rapid 59fps in those games, and it peaked with a score of 131fps in Tomb Raider.

Real-world games tests see the card fall into a familiar position: comfortably ahead of the GTX 980 and occasionally able to match the standard R9 Fury. It’s unable to compete with the pace on offer by the GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X.

Its Crysis 3 pace of 59fps is the Nano’s best 1440p result: it’s better than the 57fps of the Fury and the 46fps of the GTX 980, but it’s unable to match the 63fps and 65fps of the GTX 980 Ti and Radeon Fury X.

In Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the Fury Nano’s 76fps average was two and eight frames behind the Fury and Fury X, and nine frames behind the GTX 980 Ti; it was a comfortable ten frames quicker than the GTX 980. That pattern is repeated in most of games. In Battlefield 4, the Nano’s 88fps average was 11 frames beyond the GTX 980 and only three frames behind the standard Fury card – but the GTX 980 Ti led the way with 103fps.

This was repeated in games at 1440p too. Here, the Nano was able to beat the GTX 980 in almost every game, but it was usually behind the pricier Nvidia card and both larger AMD Fury chips. That’s good for putting the Nano in context, but it’s not like the Fiji core used for this card is going to struggle at 1440p thanks to its excellent averages in every test.

The higher resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 is a tall order for most GPUs – but even here the Nano proved capable. It managed averages beyond the key 30fps figure in all but one game, with only Crysis 3 proving difficult – and here the Radeon still managed a decent 28fps. Its minimum frame rates are a little lower, but even then it returned reasonable scores in most titles.

The Nano’s position in the GPU hierarchy didn’t change at this higher resolution. It was faster than the GTX 980 in every game, with gaps of around 5fps in most titles – only in Grand Theft Auto V did the Nano’s 47fps average fall closer to the 45fps result of the GTX 980.

It couldn’t catch the other cards at 4K, though. It was often within a couple of frames of the standard R9 Fury, but gaps between the Nano and the GTX 980 Ti and Fury X were wider. In BioShock, the Nano’s 46fps lagged behind the GTX 980 Ti’s 55fps and the Fury X’s 53fps, and its 42fps average in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was six frames behind AMD’s flagship Fury X.

The Nano’s stricter power limits meant my test rig was more frugal than with any previous Fury card. At its peak, my Nano-powered machine drew 294W from the mains, which compares favourably to the 351W draw from the Fury and the 369W of the Fury X. It’s less than my machine required with a GTX 980 Ti inside, but it wasn’t able to beat the 273W power draw of the standard GTX 980.

The tiny Fury card managed to regulate its temperature well, despite its small dimensions. The Nano’s top temperature of 75°C is a little higher than the Fury X’s peak heat level, but it’s nothing to worry about – it’s even a few degrees cooler than both Nvidia cards. The reasonable power and noise levels are especially pleasing, because the Nano’s reference design won’t be modified by any board partners.

The noise levels are trickier to judge. The single fan is extremely quiet, but the issue comes from an unexpected source – the Nano’s capacitors.

The smaller size of the Nano means AMD has had to pack smaller capacitors into a tighter space, and that means the coils inside the capacitors vibrate at a higher frequency during gameplay. The capacitors produce a louder whine when tougher games are run but, mercifully, the noise does die down when the card’s workload is reduced.

AMD has recognised the issue, and concedes that nothing can be done – the whining from the coils is just something that happens with a card such as the Nano. It’s no worse than the noise produced from high-end cards with numerous fans, but it’s just higher-pitched. Headphones, speakers or noise-dampening features on a case will make it more bearable.

Other Things to Consider

The Nano is expensive, but much of the price is clearly a reflection of the unprecedented performance on offer in such a tiny space. Although this is impressive, is it worth spending £600 on a card such as this to play games on a single screen?

There are far cheaper alternatives for 1080p and 1440p gaming. On the AMD side of the fence sit models such as the Radeon R9 380, which offers a compact design for less than £200. Nvidia’s board partners offer the GTX 970 and GTX 960 in smaller versions for less than £300 and £200 respectively.

Also note that AMD’s reference design for the Nano can’t be modified, so the chip won’t be available with different coolers or overclocks.

Verdict

AMD’s latest card is one of its most outlandish and impressive. It’s the first time I’ve seen true high-end power inside a card that’s small enough to comfortably fit inside a mini-ITX chassis – and it achieves this without becoming too hot or loud.

Its performance levels are consistently impressive. It can play anything at 1080p and 1440p, and most games at 4K. Plus, it isn’t far behind AMD’s full-sized flagships – which isn’t surprising given its shared Fiji core.

There are both literal and figurative prices to be paid for such barnstorming technology. The £600 price puts it in line with cards such as the GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X, but the slimmed-down Nano just can’t compete with those chips in our benchmarks. There are numerous cheaper alternatives: a card such as the GTX 980 is never far behind in benchmarks, but it costs around £200 less.

All this means the innovative Nano will sit at the top of the market as a luxury, niche product for those with small-form-factor rigs who don’t want to compromise on performance. I expect to see smaller graphics cards continue to push the performance envelope – but right now, this is as much a proof of concept as a viable product.

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The AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: The Power of Size

by Ryan Smithon September 10, 2015 8:00 AM EST

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While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like a return to at least some earlier roots in the PC video card industry. After traditional blower style cards peaked at 300W at the turn of the decade while other cards reached as long as 13”, we’ve slowly but surely been backing off on the idea that a large card and a flagship card necessarily go hand-in-hand. To be sure, we still have large cards and powerful cards as these cards have virtues of their own, but with the GPU TDP race seemingly having reached its limit, large and powerful is no longer the one and only path.

Instead what we’ve seen is a greater variety in designs, especially as component integration and innovations such as SSDs bring down the footprint on overall computer sizes. MicroATX has gone from a niche to a proper market in and of itself, and at the more bleeding edge previously obscure and performance-limited form factors such as MiniITX have become a viable platform for high-end computing. This in turn has driven video card manufacturers to build designs for these systems, going beyond traditional blower and twin/triple-fan designs.

For AMD this shift has been especially evident in their card designs based their flagship Fiji GPU. Thanks in large part to Fiji’s own high degree of integration – HBM brings down the area needed for GPU + memory – the only “traditional” card in the Fiji lineup is the Radeon R9 Fury, which isn’t even AMD’s flagship card. Rather at the high-end AMD went over the top, opting for a high powered closed loop liquid cooling design in what is a reference single-GPU card. Meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum is the Radeon R9 Nano, which sees AMD push the limits on miniaturization and pack Fiji into a card just 6 inches long.

AMD first unveiled the R9 Nano back at their Fury X launch event, and the card was formally announced at the end of last month, with AMD confirming the full specifications of the product along with pricing and availability information. With retail availability finally upon us, today we’ll be taking a look at AMD’s miniscule monster and the niche that AMD is looking to carve out with the card.



















AMD GPU Specification Comparison
  AMD Radeon R9 Fury X AMD Radeon R9 Fury AMD Radeon R9 Nano AMD Radeon R9 390X
Stream Processors 4096 3584 4096 2816
Texture Units 256 224 256 176
ROPs 64 64 64 64
Boost Clock 1050MHz 1000MHz 1000MHz 1050MHz
Memory Clock 1Gbps HBM 1Gbps HBM 1Gbps HBM 6Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 4096-bit 4096-bit 4096-bit 512-bit
VRAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 8GB
FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16 1/8
TrueAudio Y Y Y Y
Transistor Count 8. 9B 8.9B 8.9B 6.2B
Typical Board Power 275W 275W 175W 275W
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Architecture GCN 1.2 GCN 1.2 GCN 1.2 GCN 1. 1
GPU Fiji Fiji Fiji Hawaii
Launch Date 06/24/15 07/14/15 09/10/15 06/18/15
Launch Price $649 $549 $649 $429

Since we covered the R9 Nano’s specifications in greater detail back at its formal announcement, we won’t spend too much time here. In summary, the R9 Nano is a fully enabled Fiji part, packing all 4096 stream processors and 64 ROPs. Feeding the 596mm2 beast that is Fiji is 4GB of HBM, the first such use of HBM in the GPU space.

What sets the R9 Nano apart from AMD’s other fully enabled Fiji part, the R9 Fury X, is the size of the card and the intended power envelope. Fury X itself was already something of a small card – thanks to the use of a full coverage water block, the physical card itself was only 7.5” long – however for R9 Nano AMD has pushed to shrink the design even further, down to an air cooled card just 6” long. Meanwhile Fury X’s massive power headroom has been significantly curtailed, from a TBP of 275W (and in practice a cap much higher than that) to a much harder TBP limit of 175W for the R9 Nano.

AMD has several reasons for pursuing this kind of a design, the most pure and straightforward of which is the only answer any engineer needs: because they can. Since the Fiji package is only a bit over 1000mm2 and contains the RAM as well as the GPU, it is essentially a form of miniaturization, allowing the surrounding card to be smaller. AMD in turn opted to figure out how much smaller that could be, coming up with a 6” card barely longer than the PCIe x16 connector itself.

R9 Nano’s power design in turn is derived from AMD’s decisions on card size. Bringing a Fiji card from 7.5” to 6” meant tightening up the overall design, but also eliminating components and balancing card size against just what a 6” air cooler can handle. As a result AMD eliminated some of the VRM phases and brought the card down to 175W. Power consumption is going to be just as important for R9 Nano as its size, but as far as the driving force goes, when talking to AMD it’s clear that the engineers first wanted to see how small of a card they could build thanks to HBM.

Also motivating AMD has been the matter of what to do with Fiji in a highly competitive market. NVIDIA and their GM200 GPU can give Fiji a run for its money, and by sticking with traditional GDDR5 NVIDIA has more flexibility on using larger memory capacities than AMD does with Fiji. Fiji is a first-generation HBM product, and while AMD is not disclosing the price of the package, there’s every reason to believe it’s not cheap. So for AMD there is a certain need to push their traditional boundaries and use Fiji as a means of entering new markets to defray the high costs of the product.

In that mindset then, the R9 Fury series – Fury X and Fury – are the traditional flagship and second-tier cards, offering the full performance of Fiji at flagship prices or offering a harvested version of Fiji at a lower price. R9 Nano on the other hand is something else entirely. Because of the lower 175W TBP the performance of the card is power limited, and average clockspeeds are going to be below 900MHz, some 150MHz less than the unthrottled R9 Fury X. So even though R9 Nano packs a fully enabled chip, it’s not meant to compete with R9 Fury X.

Left To Right: Nano, Fury, Fury X

As a result the R9 Nano is something of a luxury card, but with the concept rolled out in reverse. Instead of building a brand around peak performance, AMD is building a brand around a fast card that isn’t quite flagship performance, but in return is smaller and lower power than any flagship. R9 Nano in a sense is the best of Fiji, with AMD allocating only the most power efficient of their fully enabled chips to this card.

The end result then is that with a launch price of $649, AMD is testing the waters to see what kind of market there is for a small and power efficient luxury type card. AMD already knows that the fastest cards can sell by virtue of their speed alone, but to sell a desktop card on the basis of size and efficiency is uncharted territory for the company.

For AMD the growing popularity of smaller form factors such as microATX and Mini-ITX are a signal that there’s a market for smaller cards. Meanwhile the market for premium, energy efficient GPUs is a little different. The explosive growth of gaming laptop sales over the last decade are all the proof one needs that such a market exists (high-end laptop margins are things of legend), however as a high-end GPU Fiji is too big and too powerful even for bulky laptops. As a result AMD is looking to desktops instead, and this is where R9 Nano comes in. Is there a market for similar energy efficient cards within the desktop space?

Moving on, while AMD believes they have a leg up over NVIDIA thanks in large part to Fiji, they are not alone in the small form factor space. While NVIDIA does not produce any reference designs in the same manner as R9 Nano, NVIDIA’s partners do, with several partners producing similar Mini-ITX sized based around the GTX 970. This is not strictly a fair comparison since even at 175W Fiji is going to run well ahead of GTX 970, but then GTX 970 is also cheaper and designed to draw less power, and of course NVIDIA’s partners aren’t going the luxury route with these cards, keeping prices much lower as well.

As a result there’s no direct competitor for the R9 Nano within the Mini-ITX space. But the moment you leave the niche of cards that can fit within the width of a Mini-ITX board (170mm, or ~6.69 inches) the field widens immensely, and everything from the GTX 980 Ti to the R9 390X is potential competition for the R9 Nano. Which for AMD is why power consumption is just as important as size, as they would like to sell the R9 Nano as an upscale, power efficient alternative to any of those cards.

Finally, let’s talk about the launch and availability. This is a pure reference launch and AMD has been stockpiling chips and boards for R9 Nano for some time in order to build up a supply for today’s launch. Overall availability of Fiji products has been very hit-and-miss so far – as of this writing R9 Fury X is out of stock at Newegg once again – and while AMD is projecting optimism about R9 Nano supplies, as AMD isn’t disclosing numbers there’s no real way of knowing whether R9 Nano will stay in stock. On the positive side we’re hearing murmurs that the Fiji supply situation is improving – this being the likely bottleneck for the card supply – so with any luck for AMD things will be getting better going forward.








Summer 2015 GPU Pricing Comparison
AMD Price NVIDIA
Radeon R9 Fury X
Radeon R9 Nano
$649 GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Radeon R9 Fury $549  
  $499 GeForce GTX 980
Radeon R9 390X $429  
Radeon R9 390 $329 GeForce GTX 970

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Performance

1. GPU clock speed

1000MHz

1000MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

2.GPU turbo

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When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

3.pixel rate

64 GPixel/s

64 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

4.floating-point performance

7.17 TFLOPS

8.19 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

5.texture rate

224 GTexels/s

256 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

6.GPU memory speed

500MHz

500MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

7.shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

8.texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

9.render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

1.effective memory speed

1000MHz

1000MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

2. maximum memory bandwidth

512GB/s

512GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

3.VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

4096bit

4096bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

5.version of GDDR memory

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (AMD Radeon R9 Fury)

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

6.Supports ECC memory

✖AMD Radeon R9 Fury

✖Asus R9 Nano

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

2.OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

3.OpenCL version

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

4.Supports multi-display technology

✔AMD Radeon R9 Fury

✔Asus R9 Nano

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

5.load GPU temperature

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A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

6.supports ray tracing

✖AMD Radeon R9 Fury

✖Asus R9 Nano

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

7.Supports 3D

✔AMD Radeon R9 Fury

✔Asus R9 Nano

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

8.supports DLSS

✖AMD Radeon R9 Fury

✖Asus R9 Nano

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

9.PassMark (G3D) result

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This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.

Ports

1.has an HDMI output

✔AMD Radeon R9 Fury

✔Asus R9 Nano

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.HDMI ports

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More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

3.HDMI version

HDMI 1.4

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Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

4.DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

6.mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

vs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Price comparison

User reviews

Performance

1. GPU clock speed

1050MHz

1000MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

2.GPU turbo

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sapphire R9 Nano)

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

3.pixel rate

67.2 GPixel/s

64 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

4.floating-point performance

7.53 TFLOPS

8.19 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

5.texture rate

235 GTexels/s

256 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

6. GPU memory speed

500MHz

500MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

7.shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

8.texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

9.render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

1.effective memory speed

1000MHz

1000MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

2.maximum memory bandwidth

512GB/s

512GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

3.VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

4096bit

4096bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

5.version of GDDR memory

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Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

6. Supports ECC memory

✖Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

✖Sapphire R9 Nano

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

2.OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

3.OpenCL version

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

4.Supports multi-display technology

✔Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

✔Sapphire R9 Nano

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

5.load GPU temperature

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A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

6.supports ray tracing

✖Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

✖Sapphire R9 Nano

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

7.Supports 3D

✔Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

✔Sapphire R9 Nano

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

8.supports DLSS

✖Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

✖Sapphire R9 Nano

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

9.PassMark (G3D) result

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sapphire R9 Nano)

This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.

Ports

1.has an HDMI output

✔Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury

✔Sapphire R9 Nano

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.HDMI ports

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sapphire R9 Nano)

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

3.HDMI version

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Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

4.DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

6.mini DisplayPort outputs

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Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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Which are the best graphics cards?

Radeon R9 FURY X vs Radeon R9 Nano



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  3. Radeon R9 FURY X vs Radeon R9 Nano
  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    106%

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    100%

Relative performance

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    113%

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 FURY X
13% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports TrueAudio
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications
Reasons to consider Radeon R9 Nano
100 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 FURY X .
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports TrueAudio
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 FURY X

The Radeon R9 FURY X is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (103 combinations of games and resolutions).

Core Configuration
Radeon R9 FURY X Radeon R9 Nano
GPU Name Fiji (Fiji XT C8) vs Fiji (Fiji XT CA)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 596 mm² vs 596 mm²
Transistors 8,900 million vs 8,900 million
Shaders 4096 vs 4096
Compute Units 64 vs 64
Core clock 1050 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 64 vs 64
TMUs 256 vs 256

Memory Configuration
Radeon R9 FURY X Radeon R9 Nano
Memory Type HBM vs HBM
Bus Width 4096 bit vs 4096 bit
Memory Speed 500 MHz

1000 MHz effective
vs 500 MHz

1000 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 4096 Mb
Additional details
Radeon R9 FURY X Radeon R9 Nano
TDP 275 watts vs 175 watts
Release Date 24 Jun 2015 vs 27 Aug 2015
  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    67. 20 GP/s

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels — higher is better

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    268.80 GT/s

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    256.00 GT/s

GigaTexels — higher is better

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    512.00 GB/s

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    512.00 GB/s

GB/s — higher is better

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    8602.00 GFLOPs

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    8192.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs — higher is better

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    18960

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    17760

Points (higher is better)

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    142

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    138

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    75

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    64

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    116

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    110

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    82

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    76

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    53

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    46

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    43

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    39

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    73

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    64

FPS (higher is better)

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    79

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    72

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    90

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    78

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    59

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    54

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    176

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    161

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality,TTA,Melbourne,DirectX11,Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    86

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    75

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    87

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    83

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    79

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    71

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    77

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    69

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    98

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    86

FPS (higher is better)

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    59

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    55

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    96

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    90

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality,16:1 HQ-AF,DirectX 12, windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    110

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    96

FPS (higher is better)

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    70

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    60

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    62

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    55

FPS (higher is better)

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    118

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    103

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    75

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    70

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    56

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    50

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    92

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    80

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    101

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    94

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    103

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    93

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    63

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    58

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    87

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    85

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    73

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    68

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    91

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    82

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    55

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    50

FPS (higher is better)

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    56

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    54

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    109

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    99

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    53

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    90

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    81

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    60

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    55

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    43

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    37

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    107

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    95

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    32

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    29

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    57

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    51

FPS (higher is better)

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    58

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    52

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    59

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    51

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    44

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    40

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    120

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    108

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    58

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    51

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    59

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    52

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    56

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    52

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    68

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    55

FPS (higher is better)

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    48

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    42

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    74

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    68

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality,16:1 HQ-AF,DirectX 12, windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    83

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    71

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    83

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    76

FPS (higher is better)

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    46

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    40

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    97

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    86

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    44

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    39

FPS (higher is better)

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    83

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    66

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    57

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    51

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    39

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    35

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    71

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    63

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    75

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    67

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    78

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    69

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    53

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    47

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    70

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    65

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    55

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    51

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    69

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    63

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    39

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    35

FPS (higher is better)

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    40

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    37

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    59

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    51

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    35

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    28

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    49

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    42

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    32

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    28

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    30

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    26

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    19

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    17

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    36

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    31

FPS (higher is better)

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    36

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    32

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    30

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    26

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    31

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    29

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    62

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    53

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality,TTA,Melbourne,Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    44

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    37

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    33

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    28

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    33

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    28

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    34

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    31

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    35

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    29

FPS (higher is better)

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    31

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    28

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    42

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    36

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality,16:1 HQ-AF,DirectX 12, windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    44

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    37

FPS (higher is better)

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    23

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    19

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    54

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    46

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    25

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    33

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    27

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    32

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    29

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    19

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    16

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    49

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    42

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    38

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    35

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    52

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    45

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    34

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    27

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Details

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    39

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    35

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    34

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    31

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    40

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    33

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    21

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    19

FPS (higher is better)

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10×64

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    24

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    21

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Detail

  • Radeon R9 FURY X

    33

  • Radeon R9 Nano

    28

FPS (higher is better)

VS
Radeon R9 FURY X Radeon RX 5500
VS
Radeon R9 FURY X GeForce GTX 1660
VS
Radeon R9 Nano Radeon RX 5500
VS
Radeon R9 Nano GeForce GTX 1660
VS
Radeon RX 5500 XT GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
VS
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Pictured, Coming To Retailers Soon

AMD’s upcoming pocket rocket the Radeon R9 Nano has been pictured once more with retail availability said to be coming soon. The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is the first reference designed high-end mini-itx graphics card of its kind. With performance promised to be «significantly» greater than that of the company’s previous flagship, the Radeon R9 290X, the six inch long R9 Nano packs a very impressive punch that rivals even the Titan X in pure compute grunt.

Just yesterday we spotted three brand new pictures of the card being teased by none other than Anthony Lackey who goes by the nickname Elmy. We’ve seen Lackey build extraordinary AMD systems before and now he’s working on his next project with the R9 Nano.

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Pictured, Coming To Retailers Soon

Anthony Lackey :
Coming soon to a retailer near you…..
Doing a project for AMD will have details next week.

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Three weeks ago — during its 2015 Q2 earnings call — AMD announced that the Radeon R9 Nano will be launching this month.

«Fury just launched, actually this week, and we will be launching Nano in the August timeframe.» Said AMD’s president and CEO Lisa Su at the 2015 Q2 earnings call.

The R9 Nano is the company’s third enthusiast graphics card based on the Fiji GPU featuring 3D high bandwidth memory, or HBM for short and the company’s very first reference designed air cooled Fiji based graphics card.

The R9 Nano purportedly features — although not yet confirmed by AMD — a full fat Fiji XT chip with all resources unlocked, much like the R9 Fury X. However, the differentiator will be the clock speed, which will be much more conservative than the 1050mhz frequency that the company’s R9 Fury X flagship boasts. And this is what’s going to help the R9 Nano deliver its impressive performance and power efficiency figures.

WCCFTech Radeon R9 Fury X Radeon R9 Nano Radeon R9 Fury Radeon R9 290X
GPU Fiji XT Fiji XT Fiji Pro Hawaii XT
Stream Processors 4096 4096 3584 2816
GCN Compute Units 64 64 56 44
Render Output Units 64 64 64 64
Texture Mapping Units 256 256 224 176
GPU Frequency 1050Mhz 1000MHz 1000 MHz 1000Mhz
Memory 4GB HBM 4GB HBM 4GB HBM 4GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 4096bit 4096bit 4096bit 512bit
Memory Frequency 500Mhz 500Mhz 500Mhz 1250Mhz
Effective Memory Speed 1Gbps 1Gbps 1Gbps 5Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 512GB/s 512GB/s 512GB/s 320GB/s
Cooling Liquid, 120mm Radiator Air, Single Axial Fan Air, Custom AIB Solutions Air, Single Blower Fan
Performance (SPFP) 8. 6 TFLOPS 8.19 TFLOPS 7.2 TFLOPS 5.6 TFLOPS
TDP 275W 175W 275W 250W
Power Connectors Dual 8-Pin 8-Pin Dual 8-Pin 6+8 Pin
GFLOPS/Watt 31.3 42 26.2 22.4
Launch Price $649 $649 $549 $549
Launch Date June 24 2015 September 2015 July 10 2015 October 24 2013

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Has The Makings Of The Most Powerful Mini-ITX Graphics Card

Based on AMD’s largest, most powerful and latest GPU code named “Fiji”, this tiny card boasts some seriously impressive stats. 2X the performance per watt and 2X the performance density of AMD’s previous flagship, the R9 290X. The result is a six inch long, 175W graphics card that we’re told is “significantly faster” than the 290X. Combine all of those attributes and the R9 Nano has the makings of the most powerful mini-itx graphics card we have seen so far.

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Interestingly, Tom’s Hardware managed to improve the power efficiency of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X by 50% just by reducing the power limit of the card. Surprisingly the only tradeoff was a 10% reduction in the average frames per second.  Average FPS dropped from 39.7 to 36 while power consumption dropped by nearly 100W from 267W to 170W. That’s 5W below the typical board power for the R9 Nano, so realistically speaking it should prove to be quite easy for AMD to deliver on its R9 Nano promises.

it’s quite clear that AMD’s Fiji GPU and the GCN architecture in general was designed to run at slightly lower frequencies and as a result would gain a massive chunk of power efficiency through the slightest clock speed reductions.  We really can’t wait to see what this little card can do. More information is bound to trickle in as we get closer to launch so stay tuned.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury and AMD Radeon R9 Nano specifications revealed

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Marketing name Ask issue MahRadeon 7000 Radeon 8000 Radeon 9000 Radeon X700 / X800 Radeon X1000 Radeon HD 1000/2000 Radeon HD 3000 Radeon HD 4000 Radeon HD 5000 Radeon HD 6000 Radeon HD 7000 Radeon Rx 200 Radeon Rx 300 Radeon RX 400/500 Radeon RX Vega / Radeon VII (7nm) RX 5000
1.1 1.2 1.3 2.0 [b] 3.3 4.5 (in Linux + Mesa 3D: 4.2 with support for FP64 HW, 3.3 without) [31] 9009 [6] [c] 4. 6 (in Linux: 4.6 (Mesa 20.0))
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(Victory 7+ or Mesa 17+)
1.2 (Adrenalinalin 20.1, Linux Mesa 20.0)
OpenCL N/A ATC 6.3 ATC 7 [32] [D] VCN 2.0 [32] [D]
Coding No data no data no data no data 2.0 VCE 3.0 or 3.1 VCE 3.4 VCE 4.0 [32] [d]
Energy saving 2020 PowerPlay PowerTune PowerTune & ZeroCore Power 9

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Graphics drivers

Catalyst proprietary graphics driver

Main article: AMD Catalyst

AMD Catalyst is developed for Microsoft Windows and Linux. As of July 2014, other operating systems are not officially supported. This may be different for the AMD FirePro brand based on identical hardware but with OpenGL certified graphics drivers.

AMD Catalyst supports all features advertised for the Radeon brand.

Free open source graphics device driver

radeon

systems. Each driver consists of five parts:

  1. DRM Linux Kernel Component
  2. Linux Kernel Component KMS Driver: Mainly Device Driver for Display Controller
  3. libDRM User Space Component
  4. Mesa 3D User Space Component
  5. Special and distinct 2D graphics device driver for X.Org Server, which will finally be replaced by Glamor

Free and open source radeon The kernel driver supports most of the features implemented in the Radeon GPU line. [6]

The radeon kernel driver is not reverse engineered, but based on the documentation released by AMD. [35] These drivers still require proprietary firmware for DRM functionality to work, and some GPUs may not run the X server if one is not available.

Free and Open Source Graphics Device Driver

amdgpu

This new kernel driver is directly supported and developed by AMD. It is available on various Linux distributions and has also been ported to some other operating systems. Only GCN GPUs are supported. [6]

AMDGPU-PRO Proprietary Graphics Driver

This new driver from AMD is still under development but can already be used on several supported Linux distributions (AMD officially supports Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS). [36] Driver experimentally ported to ArchLinux. [37] and other distributions. AMDGPU-PRO replaces the previous AMD Catalyst driver and is based on free and open source code. 9 «AMDGPU — ArchWiki». wiki.archlinux.org . Received on February 1, 2018.

AMD Radeon R9 Nano

Miniature version of Fury X for compact system units

Content

  • Part 1 — Architecture and Architecture 9010 Part 2 — Practical acquaintance
      909 909 901 synthetic benchmarks
  • Part 3 — Gaming test results and conclusions 9Nano 4096 MB 4096-bit HBM PCI-E

    Developer Information : ATI Technologies (trademark of ATI) was founded in 1985 in Canada as Array Technology Inc. In the same year it was renamed to ATI Technologies. Headquartered in Markham, Toronto. Since 1987, the company has focused on the release of graphics solutions for PCs. Since 2000, Radeon has become the main brand of ATI graphics solutions, under which GPUs are produced for both desktop PCs and laptops. In 2006, ATI Technologies was acquired by AMD, which formed the AMD Graphics Products Group (AMD GPG). Since 2010, AMD has abandoned the ATI brand, leaving only Radeon. AMD is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, while AMD GPG remains headquartered at AMD’s former office in Markham, Canada. There is no production. The total number of AMD GPG employees (including regional offices) is about 2,000 people.

    Part 1: Theory and architecture

    Back in June, during the announcement of the Radeon R9 Fury line at E3 2015, AMD told the public that four models of video cards would be made based on the Fiji GPU. The R9 Fury X and R9 Fury have since been released and are on sale, while the other two graphics cards are the R9 Nano models and an as-yet unnamed dual-chip board, about which nothing really is known. But already from the name of the first it is clear that the Nano modification is distinguished by its miniature size, which became possible largely due to the use of HBM standard video memory.

    Well, AMD told even more about the Radeon R9 Nano a few days before today’s full-fledged announcement — the day when these boards are already starting to be sold in retail stores. In August, company representatives revealed to us almost all the theoretical characteristics of the new model, including details about the number of functional blocks. However, AMD decided to postpone the launch of the board, intended for the Mini-ITX systems market, to September 10th.

    If Radeon R9Fury X is designed for the wealthiest 3D gaming enthusiasts who demand maximum performance and efficient water cooling, the Radeon R9 Fury was made for gamers who want traditional air cooling in the form of various original AMD partner coolers. Launching today, the Radeon R9 Nano is purpose-built to provide miniature enthusiasts with the best 3D performance possible in small form factors.

    It seems that life forced AMD to look for interesting solutions and unconventional approaches in order to improve its financial situation. After all, a competitor simply does not have a similar board that is similar in its characteristics (size and power, first of all), so you can try to squeeze more money out of consumers, since interested parties simply have no choice: if you need the most powerful video card that will fit into a small case Mini-ITX, then you have to choose the Radeon R9 Nano, no options.

    At the heart of the Radeon R9 Nano is a full-fledged Fiji GPU based on the GCN 1.2 architecture, which is similar in many details to some of AMD’s previous offerings. Therefore, before reading the theoretical part of the article, it would be desirable to familiarize yourself with our previous materials on video cards of this and past generations:

    • [07/31/15] AMD Radeon R9 Fury: Lightweight replacement for the AMD flagship with HBM support
    • [07/15/15] AMD Radeon R9Fury X: New AMD flagship with HBM support
    • [09/02/14] AMD Radeon R9 285: Tahiti gets 256 bit bus and becomes Tonga
    • [10/28/13] AMD Radeon R9 290X: Reach out to Hawaii! You will receive new vertices of speed and functionality
    • [12.12.11] AMD Radeon HD 7970: new single-processor leader 3D graphics

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    Radeon R9 Nano Code name

    9000
    28 nm
    The number of transistors 8. 9 billion
    Architecture Unified, with the array of general processors for streaming of numerous types of data: vertices, pixels, etc. Feature Level 12_0 and Shader Model 5.0
    Memory bus 4096-bit: eight memory controllers supporting High Bandwidth Memory
    GPU frequency, MHz up to 1000 (see below)
    Compute units integer and float formats, with FP32 and FP64 precision)
    Texture units 256 texture units, with support for trilinear and anisotropic filtering for all texture formats
    ROPs 64 anti-aliasing ROPs with programmable sampling of more than 16 samples per pixel, including FP16 or FP32 framebuffer format. Peak performance up to 64 samples per clock, and in no color mode (Z only) — 256 samples per clock
    Monitor support Integrated support for up to six monitors connected via DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort
    Memory volume, GB 4
    Memory capacity, GB/s 512
    Calculation productivity (FP32), the Teraflops to 8. 2
    64.0
    Theoretical texture sampling rate, gigatexels/s 256.0
    The 0007

    Radeon R9 Nano takes a completely separate position at the top of AMD’s product line, with an MSRP of $649 — exactly the same as the Fury X and a hundred dollars more than just the Fury. Accordingly, the novelty seems to have rivals in price from the camp of the competing company Nvidia, but they are clearly more powerful and — most importantly! — are not intended for the Mini-ITX market at all, therefore it is very difficult to compare them with each other.

    If we consider the technical parameters, and not the price, then some of the compact GeForce GTX 9 models come closest in size and performance to AMD’s new product70, like an Asus video card, but they, in turn, already have a significantly lower price with inferior 3D rendering speed. It turns out that the R9 Nano simply has no direct competitors, this model is unique and stands apart on the market.

    Like other video cards of the elite Fury family, the Nano features 4 GB of video memory, which is enough even for high resolutions at maximum quality settings, although in a number of modern games at 4K resolution and full-screen anti-aliasing is enabled with high quality settings more volume is required. But the first generation of HBM memory simply does not allow making a board with 8 GB of such memory, and nothing can be done about it. However, for a miniature Mini-ITX card, this is not so important, and the closest competitor in the form of GeForce GTX 970 with GDDR5 memory has the same amount of video memory, and with some limitations (in short, it can only access a 3.5 GB partition at full speed).

    The R9 Nano video card itself is very compact in size, the use of HBM memory made it possible to reduce its physical dimensions and the number of components on the board — in particular, in the power circuit. Since the Radeon R9 Nano video card we are considering today is unique and has many interesting design features, we have included a detailed description of them in a separate chapter.

    Architectural Features

    The Radeon R9 Nano graphics card model is based on the full Fiji GPU that we already reviewed in the Radeon R9 Fury X review, and many details can be learned from the related material, including: architectural features, a brief overview of HBM memory , new software features including advanced DirectX 12 support, and more. It is also useful to read the material about the long-known Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, which underlies all modern AMD solutions.

    Although the Fiji GPU has had some changes from last year’s Tonga, it is the third generation of GCN — it can be loosely referred to as version 1.2. The new top-end GPU includes all of the GCN 1.2 enhancements, including improved geometry and tessellation performance, new lossless data compression in the framebuffer, some 16-bit multimedia instructions, and a 2MB larger 2MB cache. level. In terms of computing capabilities, the new GPU received improved scheduling and task distribution and several new instructions for parallel processing of data — all this is described in detail in the Radeon R9 review. Fury X.

    Schematically, the Fiji GPU is similar to Hawaii, released back in 2013 — both GPUs are divided into four Shader Engines, each of which has its own processor for processing geometric data and a rasterizer, as well as four enlarged ROPs , capable of processing 16 pixels per clock (a total of 64 ROPs in each of these chips). The GPU has a single command processor and eight Asynchronous Compute Engines, which have been modified to reflect the changes in GCN 1.2.

    Specifically, the Nano model uses a full-fledged version of the Fiji video chip — with all active units, except perhaps with a reduced clock speed of the GPU:

    , and the total number of stream processors in this model is 4096, like in the older Fury X model. The number of texture units is the same — 256 pieces, as well as the number of geometric blocks and ROP blocks — the last ones in the chip are 64 pieces. All currently released video cards based on the Fiji chip have 4 GB of HBM memory attached directly to the GPU using 4096-bit memory bus. We published a separate material on this memory, in which all its features are considered in as much detail as possible.

    Since the Fiji video chip in the R9 Nano is exactly the same as in the R9 Fury X, it has improved video data processing units, etc. In particular, the Unified Video Decoder decoding unit can hardware accelerate the decoding of video data in H.265 format ( HEVC) — Fiji chip was the first discrete GPU with such capabilities. Among other advantages of Fiji, we note support for TrueAudio, LiquidVR, Mantle, Eyefinity and FreeSync technologies, which we have repeatedly written about in our articles.

    In terms of performance, the Nano is quite impressive. Since it uses a full-fledged Fiji chip running up to 1GHz, the R9 Nano can theoretically achieve almost the same performance as the top-of-the-line Fury X, as they both have nearly identical specs including 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units, 64 ROPs and 4096-bit HBM memory. On paper, the only difference between the R9 Fury X and the R9 Nano is the maximum frequency and typical power consumption. If for R9Nano maximum frequency is set at a very high level of 1000 MHz, while for the top-end R9 Fury X, the turbo frequency reaches 1050 MHz with absolutely no problems.

    Nano seems to select the very best Fiji chips for use in the Nano, which are able to operate at relatively high frequencies with relatively low GPU voltage and power consumption, respectively. At the same time, the functional blocks in Fiji were not cut down absolutely! Which is quite surprising given the R9 Nano’s power system, powered by just one 8-pin connector, and rated for a typical power consumption of just 175W.

    It seems that, based on the numbers, R9 Nano should almost keep up with Fury X. But in practice, this is only possible if the power consumption of the board does not exceed the limit of 175 W, because Fury X has much higher power — 275 W . Based on the principle of operation of PowerTune, it will be precisely the limit on energy consumption that will limit the performance in the case of Nano. Even specially selected Fiji GPUs cannot run at 1000 MHz in serious tasks with consumption limited to 175 watts — this is too tight a limit for such a powerful GPU.

    Therefore, the graphics processor of the R9 Nano model in demanding 3D applications will most often operate at a frequency of about 900-920 MHz, which AMD itself confirms. They achieved a typical GPU clock speed in games of 900 MHz, and the actual value will depend on the application and its operating conditions. So, despite the beautiful 1000 MHz figure, the Radeon R9 Nano video card released today is not capable of supporting this frequency, and in reality it will be about 10% slower.

    Why, then, did the experts set such a high turbo-frequency value? AMD claims that this is done so that the board in any conditions always rests only on the consumption limit, ensuring maximum rendering speed within it. It’s not very clear, however, why the video chip should operate at a frequency of 1000 MHz in undemanding 3D applications, and significantly reduce the frequency where it would be nice to add it. But the figure of 1 GHz is beautiful in any case — especially for such a miniature board with a powerful GPU.

    Board Design Features

    The design of the Radeon R9 Nano combines all of AMD’s latest technologies to pack solid power into such a small package. And the new board looks solid, its construction uses quality materials, as in the case of the R9 Fury X. Many parts of the R9 Nano are also made of metal, as is customary in the premium market, and it also has a matte black PCB.

    And yet, the main distinguishing feature of the Radeon R9Nano is her size. Unsurprisingly, the compact Radeon R9 Nano is perfect for demonstrating one of the benefits of HBM memory. Since four gigabytes of compact chips are installed in packs directly on the GPU core in Fiji, the total area occupied by these microcircuits on a printed circuit board is very small — three times less than previously common solutions.

    And if even in the top model Radeon R9 Fury X we saw the advantage of the lack of large GDDR5 memory chips on the board, expressed in the relatively modest dimensions of the new flagship, then the R9 modelNano is even smaller — it is designed to install the board in Mini-ITX format systems (6. 7 × 6.7 inches).

    The overall length of the new PCB is quite impressive — only 6 inches (about 15 cm), which allows the R9 Nano to be used in motherboards and cases of this format. That’s 40% shorter than the previous generation’s top-of-the-line 11-inch Radeon R9 290X:

    To fit into such a small footprint, AMD moved some of the power system components to the back of the PCB. Additional power for Radeon R9The Nano provides a single 8-pin PCI Express connector, which is used instead of a pair of 6-pin connectors, also due to its comparative compactness.

    The modest size of the Radeon R9 Nano allows it to be used in small form factor PCs, which are gaining popularity among gamers who want the same power in a small package without losing the ability to play at the highest resolutions at maximum settings. And the 6-inch Radeon R9 Nano is great for that, coming in cases that you can’t fit any other graphics card of similar performance into.

    Here are just a couple of examples of Small Form Factor (SFF) cases that AMD recommends for use with their new solution: Lian Li PC-Q33 (pictured) and Cooler Master Elite 110. In our opinion, a very interesting option for a home gaming PC for gaming enthusiasts (not to be confused with ultra-enthusiasts and overclockers):

    The Radeon R9 Nano graphics card is cooled by an air cooler, specially designed to remove 175 watts of heat from such a small board. The only fan is located in the center of a powerful radiator. The design of the cooler is combined: although an open fan is used, it also blows air from the side. Thanks to this solution, about half of the heat from the board is taken out to the outside of the case, although the rest of the heat remains inside — the case cooling system will take care of its output.

    The radiator in the Nano model consists of two parts, and the main part is made up of the evaporation chamber and heat pipes. The evaporation chamber is made of copper alloy, it removes heat from the Fiji core and the stacks of HBM memory installed on it, and the heat pipes effectively distribute it throughout the radiator area. The second part is a small heatsink with another heatpipe, mounted separately and cooling only the field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) in the voltage regulator module (VRM).

    The use of the vapor chamber in the R9 Nano is explained by the fact that such solutions are more efficient than simple radiators, in this case, both the vapor chamber and heat pipes are used, which is rarely found together. AMD assures that the cooling system used is very efficient, and the performance of the R9 Nano should not be limited by the GPU temperature limiter.

    Tiny graphics card is designed to operate at a target GPU temperature of around 75 degrees, 20 degrees below the target temperature set for the previous generation Radeon R9 model290X, and the decrease in frequency and voltage (so-called throttling) will only begin at 85 degrees.

    In addition, AMD claims that the R9 Nano has a very quiet cooling system — they even compare the noise from it with the natural sound background in libraries. According to the company’s own measurements, the R9 Nano’s efficient air cooler powers today’s top-end GPUs at 42 dBA, a whopping 16 dBA lower than the fairly noisy Radeon R9 290X cooler.

    By the way, it is quite possible that towards the end of the year, AMD partners will release versions of the Radeon R9Nano, based on boards and coolers of their own design, but at the moment boards are produced exclusively based on the reference version developed by AMD. And we are unlikely to see any unique modifications with a different design on sale before the Christmas holidays.

    Performance Brief, Positioning and Conclusions

    Interestingly, AMD itself often compares the new product with the Radeon R9 290X, the previous generation’s top-of-the-line board based on the Hawaii chip, which does not have particularly good energy efficiency and has a loud cooler. It is clear that against such a background R9Nano will look like its complete opposite.

    For example, in the 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra benchmark and 4K resolution, the R9 Nano delivers noticeably better performance than the Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 970:

    At the same time, the Radeon R9 290X consumes 30% less energy (175 W versus 250 W), and the cooler of the new product is much quieter than that of the top motherboard of the previous generation. Together this gives R9Nano is a twofold advantage in energy efficiency over the Radeon R9 290X, not to mention the much greater compactness of the new product.

    Even if we compare the Nano against other models in the Fury line, its performance should be very close, given the approximately 15% lower typical GPU operating frequency compared to the Fury X. That is, the miniature R9 Nano will provide approximately 85% of the speed of a top board in a modern AMD line, and the “airy” Fury on a stripped-down Fiji overtakes it in theory by only 8%. So in terms of speed, the new product should be somewhere between the Radeon R9390X and R9 Fury.

    However, these models were clearly not AMD’s main target for the release of the R9 Nano. The miniature model is made to be the most powerful Mini-ITX graphics card on the market. Among its compact competitors, the most productive are the Radeon R9 280 and GeForce GTX 970. There is also the GTX 960, but it is much slower.

    In particular, Asus has a compact version of the GeForce GTX 970 in its lineup, which is closest to the R9 Nano in terms of size and performance. But this Nvidia video card is based on a non-top GM204 chip and is clearly inferior even in theory to a full-fledged Fiji, even if in reality it operates at a frequency of only about 900 MHz. On average, AMD estimates the advantage of their solution at 30% when rendering at 4K resolution (when the GeForce starts to suffer from a lack of video memory): The R9 Nano is significantly faster than both of them. Although the advantage of the Nano will differ in different conditions, on average, the Radeon R9 Nano can be safely called the most powerful among Mini-ITX graphics cards. Interestingly, in the conditions of cramped cases, the R9Nano’s advantage is even higher — due to low heat generation and thoughtful cooling, it does not reduce frequencies when overheated.

    These slides indicate the loss in orange when going from testing in an open area to a closed tight mini-case. And judging by a couple of gaming tests from AMD, the performance of their new product in small SFF cases practically does not decrease, while the Mini-ITX version of the GTX 970 significantly reduces the frequency of the GPU, which results in the loss of precious frames per second.

    In general, in terms of computing and gaming performance, everything is fine with the new product, R9 Nano is simply the best in its class, but the price remains an important issue. Especially considering the special selection of the best Fiji video chips, which are quite expensive to manufacture, especially because of the HBM memory. In addition, an advanced cooler with a vapor chamber is installed on the board, which also adds a lot to the cost.

    And so it’s not surprising that AMD is positioning the R9 Nano as another premium series video card, similar to the Nvidia Titan. After all, R9Nano has unique characteristics, offering hitherto unattainable performance within the Mini-ITX market. Therefore, the price of the new product was set quite high — as much as $649 for the US market, exactly like the older water-cooled Fury X. Let’s hope that this will allow AMD to improve its financial position. True, so far the market for Mini-ITX solutions is rather small compared to the market for large gaming PCs, but there is hope for its further growth.

    Based on the difficulty of selecting those suitable for work in R9Nano video chips, the question of the availability of the solution on the market also arises — will AMD be able to supply a sufficient number of such boards to retail networks? And here the R9 Nano will help that the market for gaming mini-PCs is not too large, and they should be able to cope with the supply of the video card in question for $650. Moreover, the situation with the production of Fiji chips is constantly improving, more and more of them are being produced, and there is no longer a severe shortage on the market.

    The Radeon R9 Nano introduces a new class of powerful small-sized graphics cards suitable for installation in mini-ITX chassis. At the same time, the new product is up to 30% faster while consuming 30% less power than the top model of the previous generation Radeon R9290X. Yes, and the top R9 Fury X in terms of speed, it will yield quite a bit. All in all, at just 175W, the Radeon R9 Nano is the most energy efficient and powerful board in the Mini-ITX graphics card market segment. It also has a minimal size and a very efficient air cooler. All together, this allows you to create the most powerful small form factor gaming PCs that were simply not possible before.

    After getting acquainted with the characteristics and theoretical data of the new video card model Radeon R9Nano, let’s move on to the next part of our article, which is devoted to the study of the rendering speed of a miniature AMD video card in a set of synthetic tests. In continuation of our material, we will compare the performance of AMD’s unique new product both with other motherboards from this company, and with the speed of a pair of Nvidia video cards with similar characteristics.

    AMD Radeon R9 Nano — Part 2: Card Features and Synthetic Benchmarks →

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    Cons

    • High power consumption
    • Several partner models available

    Key Features

    • Review Price: £420.00
    • Core clock 1000 MHz
    • 4 GB High Bandwidth Memory
    • 8.9 billion transistors
    • 3584 stream processors
    • Requires one 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector
    • Manufacturer: AMD

    What is AMD Radeon R9 Fury?

    AMD has promised several Fury-named cards at the top of its latest graphics range. The most recent of these is the Radeon R9 Fury, which sits between the flagship Fury X and the tiny Fury Nano.

    There aren’t many differences between Fury and Fury X when it comes to basic equipment. It’s important to note that the Fury is significantly cheaper than AMD’s current flagship model.

    AMD Radeon R9 Fury — under the hood

    The Radeon R9 Fury is not a flagship in the same vein as the Fury X, but it uses pretty much the same hardware. At the heart of it all is the Fiji Core, which uses the familiar Graphics Core Next architecture with turbocharged components and plenty of hardware in just about every department.

    For example, each shader engine now has 16 stream processors instead of the 11 included in older cards. This offers a huge jump in performance.

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    However, the most notable new component is high-speed memory. This replaces GDDR5 on older cards and uses a much wider interface. The high-bandwidth memory inside the Fury has a monstrous 4,096-bit interface that is eight times wider than the 512-bit bus used on older cards.

    This makes up for the lack of speed in the chips themselves — Fury’s 4 GB of memory runs at 500 MHz, which is slower than any other high-end GPU.

    There are only a couple of differences between Fury and Fury X. The cheaper card has 3584 stream processors divided into 224 texture units, as opposed to the flagship model’s 4096 stream processors. The Fury runs at 1000MHz, but its big brother runs at 1050MHz.

    Fury’s main competition is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980, whose prices start at £384. It has an attractive spec of its own: a 1126MHz core clock that boosts up to 1266MHz, 4GB GDDR5 memory at 7010MHz and 2048 stream processors .

    AMD Radeon R9 Fury — Score Analysis

    AMD’s latest card left our 1080p tests in the dust. It ran through most of my test games with average frame rates in excess of 100fps. His best score was in Batman: Arkham Origins where he maxed out at 200fps. Even the lowest frame rate of 82fps in Crysis 3 is still excellent.

    The Fury 1080p tests also put the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 ahead of the competition. Radeon beat its competitor in almost every test; it only fell behind in Battlefield 4. Even so, the Radeon result of 85fps was only one frame behind the Nvidia card and is still easily playable.

    This trend continued at 2,560 x 1440. The gap between AMD and Nvidia was noted in 3DMark, with Fury’s score of 6697 on Extreme easily surpassing the GTX 980’s 5620.

    60 frames per second on average. This is the place for perfect playability and five frames faster than the GTX 980. The gap in Batman: Arkham Origins was even bigger. Here the Fury ran at 130fps, which was 25fps faster than the GTX 980 could handle.

    Fury only crashed in Crysis 3, where its 1440p minimum at 34fps couldn’t match the GTX 980’s 38fps. However, it got the upper hand with an average frame rate of 57fps, which is 11 frames faster than the Nvidia card.

    Competitive aspects aside, the fury was impressive at 1440p. Every average was perfectly playable, which means there won’t be any stuttering when running the most demanding games.

    3840 x 2160 resolution is the current basis for single-screen gaming, and that’s what all high-end cards strive to manage.

    The AMD card continued to dominate Nvidia. In BioShock Infinite, its 48fps average was seven frames faster than the GTX 980; and in Metro: Last Night, Fury averaged a smooth 41 fps. That’s far beyond 32fps from an Nvidia card.

    In other 4K games, Fury delivered playable frame rates that the GTX 980 couldn’t. Its average of 29fps in Crysis 3 is almost playable and much more convincing than the 23fps scored by the GTX 980. In Battlefield 4, Fury averages 32fps on the right side of 30fps, and is four frames better than the Nvidia GPU.

    The latest set of synthetic results highlighted Fury’s position in the market. Its 3DMark: Fire Strike Ultra score of 3639 is well ahead of the GTX 9’s 2

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    CARE CARKS Competitors
    R9 Nano — $ 595 (as of 01.06.16) R9 390x — $ 485 (as of 01. 06.16)
    GTX 980 Ti — $655 (as of 06/01/16)
    R9 Nano — $595 (as of 06/01/16) R9 Fury X — $788 (as of 01.16)
    R9 Nano — $595 (as of 06/01/16) , and is even a short distance from the GTX 980 Ti and Fury X, which scored 3888 and 3943 respectively.

    AMD hardware outperforms the GTX 980 in almost every gaming test, but the Fiji graphics core still lacks performance compared to Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture. The Fury’s idle power consumption of 104W is much less than the GTX 980’s 68W — or even the GTX 980 Ti’s 101W. The

    Radeon also failed to impress in peak performance. When running at 100%, it consumed 373 watts from the mains. That’s a lot more than the 273W and 330W of the GTX 9.80 and GTX 980 Ti, respectively.

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    AMD Radeon R9 Fury — Things to Consider

    The high power requirements and relative inefficiency of the Fiji core mean there are fewer versions of Fury for board partners than competing Nvidia hardware.

    Only four models are currently available. Prices range from £420 to £480, but none of these versions are overclocked — they all run at stock 1000MHz. The most expensive model from XFX, but it’s also the most innovative: it uses a separate water-cooling unit, a design decision borrowed from the faster Fury X.

    This is in stark contrast to the GTX 980 marketplace. Dozens of models are available for prices ranging from £384 to £500. And here even modest models come with a boost. For example, the £384 MSI card comes with a 1126MHz core boosted to 1152MHz, while the £400 Gigabyte card is overclocked to 1178MHz.

    The changes made to the GTX 980 won’t be enough to catch the Fury, but they will certainly close the performance gap — many GTX 9 cardsThe 80 comes with free games but is cheaper than the Fury. None of the AMD cards currently ship with gaming kits.

    Should I buy AMD Radeon R9 Fury?

    Fury carves its niche in the high quality graphics market. It can comfortably beat the GTX 980 in benchmarks, but it can’t match the GTX 980 Ti and Fury X in terms of performance. This pattern is repeated at the checkout: it’s more expensive than the GTX 980, but significantly cheaper than the other two cards.

    It’s capable of passing 1080p and 1440p benchmarks, and it’s a reasonable bet at 4K as well — it’s capable of handling more games at playable frame rates than its closest competitor. Overall, this definitely has the biggest hit at £400-450.

    judgment

    If AMD and Nvidia flagship cards are too expensive, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury is a good option for high-end gaming. However, be careful — its power consumption is high.

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                  The clock speed of the processor core is calculated at 1000 MHz — using the terminology from NVIDIA — in fact, it is not the base frequency, but the Tune Boost frequency, that is, in acceleration, it means the base frequency is slightly lower. Theoretically, this acceleration can reach 1 GHz, but the Tune controller Boost will adjust the frequency both up and down to save R9Nano balance between silence and performance. It remains only to check how AMD Radeon has configured all these compromises.
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                              NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Reference PCB:
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                                The first results of testing a new video card from NVIDIA, this is the GeForce GTX 950, got into the network, published the results on a Chinese resource. It has become a habit that all new products are tried by the Chinese and only then by the whole world. Let’s take a look at what’s new.
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                                In the photo, the Gainward GeForce GTX 950 video card with a back clip is rumored to be preparing eight video adapter models from different manufacturers, even with 4 GB of on-board memory.
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                                  Nvidia is releasing a new king early this year, every enthusiast’s dream, perfect for 4K monitors, GTX Titan X with 3072 CUDA cores priced at a thousand US dollars. But a few months later, the throne under TitanX was shaken with the release of the new GTX 9 graphics card.80 Ti priced at $650 which is perfect for gaming.
                                  So the time for reference solutions is over and many Nvidia partners have released their interesting solutions, quieter and colder. Testing of video cards has passed and there is a lull, let’s take a look at the rival from AMDRadeon R9 Fury X.
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                                    It is safe to confirm the exact specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 graphics card from official documents, GTX 950 has 768 CUDA cores and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit memory bus. GeForce GTX 950 is pre-shipped with a base frequency of 1089 MHz and a frequency at Boost 2.0 of 1266 MHz. Interestingly, the memory frequency will not be 7 GHz, but slightly below 6.6 GHz (1652 MHz). This is not much less than the 960 at 100 MHz. This is not a problem for overclockers, you can always overclock. The card will have additional power through one 6-pin power connector and the thermal power of the video card will be 90 watts.
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                                      EK launches a new water cooling product, the applied design solutions will be universal for many cooling components. EK from Slovenia is updating its product line.

                                      EK-Predator translates as a predator, this is an unattended water cooling system for intel processors, support for AMD processors is promised but did not specify when.
                                      The EK-Predator is pre-assembled and filled with liquid and comes in two versions; 240mm 360mm and provide efficient CPU cooling. EK-Predator uses standard G1/4 threaded holes and 10/16mm Zero-Maintenance Rubber Tube (EK-ZMT), all parts are market supplied and in case of any breakage or expansion, if you decide to add a video card water block to the circuit, all can buy.
                                      The EK-Predator kit features an integrated quick connector that allows you to quickly and easily drain fluid or add cooling components.
                                      Main Specifications…

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                                        A third-party manufacturer or even an ally of the TUL concern, which occupies a leading position in the production of AMD video adapters and operates under the PowerColor trademark, has launched the production of the Devil Radeon R9 390X video card.
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                                          Back in June 2015, AMD launched the production of Radeon P9 FuruX graphics cards, which showed its redesigned Fiji XT chip. Since then, many have tried to overclock this product less or more successfully. Let’s look at one such example of conversion for overclocking with liquid nitrogen.

                                          Preparing for interventions.

                                          Here are some tips for overclocking the Radeon P9FuruX
                                          1. Use the HDMI port connector (I used it with an HDMI — DVI adapter) on my card, the temperature was -180*C. With a DVI connector, the screen flickers and the card failed to start.
                                          2. If you cannot enter the OS at low temperature, increase the voltage from 0.95V to 1.25V to 1.2V.
                                          3. When the voltage is 1.25V, the temperature should be within -120 -160*s range.
                                          4. When the temperature drops about fifty degrees, keep about 1.35-1.5V (stress) to boot into the OS, then it will be about 1.1-1.15 in standby (0.9V in standby mode).
                                          5. You can install on…