AMD is expected to launch their Fiji-based compact ITX form form factor Radeon R9 Nano graphics card next week on August 27th. The R9 Nano was first announced at AMD’s event at E3 earlier this year and has been the most anticipated card from the event.
What makes the Radeon R9 Nano so special is its size and expected performance. The card is only 16cm long, which makes it perfect for smaller mini-ITX gaming systems. The card is actually based on the same 8.9 billion transistor Fiji GPU which is featured on the Radeon R9 Fury X. The card will have 4 GB of HBM that runs along a 1024-bit wide bus interface and is clocked at 500 MHz (1 Gbps effective) that will pump out 512 GB/s of bandwidth.
AMD says that the card will have 2x the performance per watt compared to Hawaii (Radeon R9 290X) which is very impressive. The card will only have a TDP of 175W and will be powered by a single 8-pin PCI-Express power connector. We are very excited for this card, are you?