Radeon R9 Nano Set to Launch in August, AMD Confirms
The Radeon R9 Nano was unveiled at E3 2015, and now AMD has just confirmed that their new high-end graphics card is launching in August. AMD president and CEO Lisa Su said during the company’s 2015 Q2 earnings call:
Fury just launched, actually this week, and we will be launching Nano in the August timeframe.
The card is based on a cut down version of the Fiji GPU featuring 3D high bandwidth memory, or HBM. AMD claims the R9 Nano will be twice as power efficient as the previous flagship, the Radeon R9 290X, which makes it the most powerful mini-itx form factor enthusiast graphics card.
This six inch long graphics card requires as low as 175 Watts to power up, thus qualifying AMD to tout it as “Small Size, Giant Impact.”
If a previous report is to be believed, Nano could have a full fat Fiji XT chip with all resources unlocked, much like the R9 Fury X, but at a lower clock speed with far less power leakage.
So we can expect the R9 Nano to deliver some power efficient figures, and as per our previous calculations, it may even edge out the Nvidia’s flagship in FP32 Compute, delivering nearly twice the GFLOPs/W.