Radeon R9 Nano: First Images Appear Online As AMD Starts Shipping to Retailer
AMD unveiled three brand new R9 graphic cards at this year’s E3 event, and the smallest member of this “Fiji”- based Fury will now be available soon.
The chipmaker has already launched the two HBM-based Radeon R9 Furies including the high-end Radeon R9 Fury X and the affordable Fury AC. Now it seems that the company has also finalized specifications of third graphics card, the AMD Radeon R9 Nano, and recently started to ship the product to select partners.
A Korean website iyd.kr has published photos of the R9 Nano showing us the first models AMD sent to retailers around the world. From the two images that surfaced online, the card appears to have a very solid design and its cooling system looks very compact.
Touted as being the highest-performing mini-ITX small-form-factor graphics card, the R9 Nano is based on the fully-fledged “Fiji” GPU featuring 3D high bandwidth memory, or HBM. The 4GB of HBM operates at 1GHz, providing 512GB/s of bandwidth.
Further, the six inch long card is equipped with 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units, 64 raster operations pipelines and 4096-bit memory interface.
The design power of the R9 Nano graphics adapter is 175W although the final GPU clock-rate is unknown. It is believed it will reach up to 900MHz frequency.
Similarly, AMD has not revealed the price of the R9 Nano yet, but it is expected to be around $450 or $500. We’ll know full details of the product once AMD unveil the card in August.