AMD reinvents the small-form-factor PC with its third “Fiji”-based GPU featuring High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and next-generation DirectX® 12 gaming
AMD continues to push the boundaries of graphics card design, today announcing its category-creating AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano, the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever[i], to enable 4K gaming in the living room through ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. First previewed to gamers around the world during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in June 2015, the AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card is based on the graphics chip codenamed “Fiji”, and is the third “Fiji”-based product to launch this summer alongside the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury and R9 Fury X graphics cards. The AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury graphics family, based on the “Fiji” chip, marks a turning point in PC gaming with the implementation of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) to deliver extreme energy efficiency and performance for ultra-high resolutions, unparalleled VR experiences, smoother gameplay, with the Radeon R9 Nano revolutionizing form-factors for enthusiasts everywhere.
With 30 percent more performance and 30 percent lower power than the previous generation AMD Radeon™ R9 290X card, the 175W AMD Radeon R9 Nano is the world’s most power efficient Mini ITX enthusiast graphics card. The six-inch long, air-cooled board represents a new class of graphics card, enabling gamers, PC modders, and system integrators to build compact, unique, ultra-small form factors that have never before been possible, opening the door to new, sleek PC designs that are no bigger than a home DVR or videogame console, and look every bit in place beside them.
“With the Radeon™ R9 Nano graphics card, AMD is enabling 4K class gaming in your living room in an exceptionally quiet, ultra-small design built to excel in today’s games and on the latest APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™. There simply is nothing else like it,” said Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager, Product, Computing and Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “Our Radeon™ graphics line-up is ushering in a new era of PC gaming delivering remarkable performance, unmatched GPU designs and groundbreaking technologies. Today is a revolutionary moment for PC gaming, and we are proud to add this distinct product to our well-rounded AMD Radeon R9 graphics lineup.”
The AMD Radeon R9 line of graphics cards offers a spectrum of products ranging in price from $199 – $649 SEP[iv]. Delivering stunningly powerful graphics for unparalleled 4K gaming experiences in their class, the AMD Radeon R9 Series meets virtually every need and budget for anyone who demands a premium gaming experience.
AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Graphics Card:
|Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)||Yes|
|Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC)||Yes|
|High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM)||Yes|
|AMD FreeSyncTM Technology||Yes|
|AMD LiquidVR™ Technology||Yes|
|4K Resolution Support||Yes|
|AMD Eyefinity Support||Yes|
|AMD CrossFire™ Support||Yes|
|Engine Clock||Up to 1000 MHz|
|Compute Performance||8.19 TFLOPS|
|Texture Fill-Rate||256 GT/s|
|Pixel Fill-Rate||64 GP/s|
|Memory Configuration||4GB HBM|
|Memory Interface||4096-bit HBM|
|Memory Speed / Data Rate||500MHz / 1.0Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||512 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||1 x 8-pin|
|Typical Board Power||175 W|
|PCIe® Standard||PCI-E 3.0|
|API Support||DirectX® 12, Vulkan™, OpenGL® 4.5, Mantle|
The SEP of the AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano graphics card will be $649 USD4 and is planned to be available in stores and at participating etailers the week of September 7, 2015.