Two months after it was first revealed to the world, the AMD Radeon R9 Nano is finally ready to be released into the wild. While the actual release day will only take place in few weeks’ time, AMD today has officially released the complete detail behind the new graphics card.
To get things up to speed, here is how the Radeon R9 Nano stands against the two other Fiji-based cards, R9 Fury X and R9 Fury as well as the R9 290X which AMD has used as the standard comparison point for the card:
Other than that, AMD has also stated that the 175 W TDP graphics card has an operating temperature of 75 C and a thermal threshold of 85 C. That threshold figure might sound rather low but the company stated that R9 Nano’s thermal solution which features hybrid heat pipe/vapour chamber design and another dedicated heat pipe specially for the card’s voltage regulator is really good to the extent that it will be really hard for the card to be anywhere near that temperature limit.
Cooled by a single fan on top of the card, the R9 Nano’s thermal solution apparently really quiet as well at 42 dBA. For starters, the card will be released with reference cooler but AMD’s add-in-board partners are free to come out with their own design in which the company expects to see within the next three to four months.
Of course, AMD didn’t forget to compare the new card against rival’s product. In the case of R9 Nano, it apparently able to outperformed the mini-ITX version of NVIDIA GTX 970 at 4K resolution in various games:
The new AMD Radeon R9 Nano is scheduled for release on 10 September for USD 649 (RM 2,729) which is the same price tag as per its more elaborate and full-sized sibling, the Radeon R9 Fury X. Given the current state of Malaysian currency and the probability of stock shortage during the first few week of release into the market, the Malaysian price for the card most likely to be more than that which is rather unfortunate.
Meanwhile, do have a closer look at the new R9 Nano through our initial eyes-on experience with the card right here alongside the upcoming but yet-to-be-named dual Fiji GPU graphics card.