There’s a new graphics card in town. And it’s taking the seat of mini-ITX power. Introducing small but almighty SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano!
The fastest mini-ITX graphics card in the world is entering the small form factor game. SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano is not only the most powerful mini-ITX card, it’s also the most power-efficient one. The list of things this new beastie is great at goes on and on.
Small size. Giant impact.
AMD decided: let’s make it nano. And they delivered – SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano is only 6″ long – that means 40% shorter than R9 290X. This makes our new card an unprecedentedly powerful product in such small form and really defines a class of its own.
Full power of Fiji
One of the most amazing things about Nano is that it boasts a fully-featured Fiji chip. That is the very same chip that powers Radeon R9 Fury X model introduced earlier this year. Yes, SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano has 4096 stream processors, 64 compute units, 256 texture units and 64 ROPs. Thanks to the breakthrough High Bandwidth Memory technology that allows the stacked VRAM modules to be placed on the GPU’s die, the size of the card’s PCB could be so small without compromises on performance. The HBM brings ultra-wide 4096-bit bus, meaning effectively up to 512 GB/s of bandwidth.
“The most powerful & energy-efficient mini-ITX graphics card in the world.”
It’s so cool to be Nano
With the full Fiji chip featuring innovative HBM on board you could probably imagine this tiny piece of hardware would be a bit power-hungry. We happy to absolutely deny that: SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano in typical gaming scenario uses only about 175 Watts. That’s 30% lower power draw than R9 290X, and the performance of Fiji means it’s up to 2x performance per Watt better compared to 290X. This has a huge impact on the entire design of the card.
Firstly, it requires only a single 8-pin power plug. Secondly, as the power consumption goes down, so does the heat emission. Nano is cooled by a single, library-quiet fan (~42 dBA in gaming scenarios). Beneath an elegant full metal shroud and the fan lies an efficient dual vapor chamber heat sink. AMD also gave a special cooling treatment to a very important part of the card, the Voltage Regulator, dedicating it its own heat-pipe. All this sophisticated stuff comes down to the fact, that Nano’s gaming target operating temperature is 75 degrees Celsius (20 degrees cooler than R9 290X).
Performance is king, and Nano rules
We really mean it when we say it has a full Fiji chip on board. Let the numbers speak for themselves. SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano is the fastest mini-ITX graphics card ever made, leapfrogging today’s competition by 30% on average.
Nuts and bolts of Nano
|GPU||4096 Stream Processors
Up to 1000 MHz Engine Clock
8.19 TFLOPs of Compute Performance
256 Texture Units
256 GT/s Texture Fill-Rate
64 GP/s Pixel Fill-Rate
|Memory||4096-bit Memory Bus
HBM Memory Type
4096 MB Size
500 MHz Memory Speed
1.0 Gbps Data Rate
Up to 512 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
1x 8-pin Power1x HDMI
The Small Form Factor revolution is about to begin, and with SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 Nano small PC no longer means a slower one. Make it Nano, SAPPHIRE Nation!