First Custom Version of AMD R9 Nano Spotted – Asus Launching ‘White Edition’
The Radeon R9 Nano graphics cards currently available on the market are all based on the reference design from AMD and differ practically only in the sticker on the fan. However it appears that Asus wants to change things a bit as it’s set to release the first ‘custom’ version of the mini-itx form factor GPU.
The upcoming graphics card literally features no change in design apart from the color of the shroud, as seen in the images published by ComputerBase.de. Instead of a black chassis with red Radeon logo, now appears a small Asus logo on a white background near the PCI-Express interface. The rest, including the PCB, cooler and the back I/O outputs, appear to be the same as on the reference graphics card.
The new Radeon R9 Nano White has, however, seen a notable modifications under the hood. According to the report, ASUS has integrated its fully-automated Auto-Extreme manufacturing process in to the R9 Nano White. The production method should result in both lower failure rate, longer lifetime and lower production cost for ASUS.
The white shroud might hide a few optimizations on the PCB as well, but at the moment, we lack details to substantiate this statement.
Asus R9 Nano has the usual dimensions with a length of only about 15 centimeters. It should be working at 1000MHz for the GPU and 500MHz for 4GB of HBM memory. There are still no details regarding the price or the release date but it’s expected to become available by the end of November. We’ll keep an eye out and let you know when more details surface. Till then, stay tuned!