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AMD Radeon R9 Nano

AMD Radeon R9 Nano

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is a compact high-end desktop graphics card aimed at small form factor PCs (e.g. Nano-ITX). It is based on the same Fiji chip as the Radeon R9 Fury and Fury X and features 4096 shaders like the Fury X. The clock rate is slightly slower than the Fury X (1.000 versus 1.050 MHz) but in games the real world clock speed is slower due to the aggressive power limit). The chips is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC and features the third generation of the GCN architecture (also known as GCN 1.2). Another similarity is the 4 GB of HBM graphics memory that is also clocked at 500 MHz (4,096 bit = 512 GB/s).

The gaming performance of the R9 Fury is slightly above a GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and notebook) at maximum details and in high resolution settings (and clearly in 4K). The Radeon R9 Fury with less shaders but higher clock speeds (in games) however can pull slightly ahead on average (not in all games). All in all, the performance is sufficient for Full HD gaming with maximum details and anti-aliasing and in most games of 2015 also for 4K and high details.

The Fiji chip fully supports DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0) in hardware and also integrates a new Unified Video Decoder (UVD). Like the Carrizo APUs, the R9 Fury is able to decode H.265 UHD videos on the chip. However, the HDMI outputs still only support HDMI 1.4 and therefore 4K at 30 Hz. HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, like the GeForce GTX 960, are not supported.

The power consumption is a strong point of the Fury Nano thanks to the aggressive power target. It is rated at 175 Watt (compared to the 275 Watt of the similar fast Fury) and on average comparable with a GTX 980. Only the newer GTX 1060 and 1070 of the Pascal generation in 16nm can pull clearly ahead in terms of efficiency.

ManufacturerAMD
CodenameFiji
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 / GCN 3
Pipelines4096 - unified
Core Speed1000 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz
Memory Bus Width4096 Bit
Memory TypeHBM
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
Transistor Count8900 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesMantle, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, CrossFire, PowerTune, ZeroCore, HD3D, TrueAudio
Date of Announcement10.09.2015
InformationPCI-E 3.0

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
ultra 1920x1080
77  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
31.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
high 1920x1080
227  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
117  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
75.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Doom

Doom

2016
high 1920x1080
95  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86.7  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
37.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Ashes of the Singularity
low 1280x768
81.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
75.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
32.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Need for Speed 2016
ultra 1920x1080
76  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Hitman 2016
ultra 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Division
ultra 1920x1080
64  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry Primal
low 1280x720
143  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
112  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
98  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
71  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
36  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
ultra 1920x1080
35.4  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
21.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
ultra 1920x1080
56.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
29.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Rainbow Six Siege
ultra 1920x1080
141  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
60.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Just Cause 3
ultra 1920x1080
81  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
37.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.