AMD Radeon R9 Nano: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 Nano

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 Nano sales 27 August 2015 at a recommended price of $649. This is GCN 3.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) memory clocked at 500 GHz are supplied, and together with 4096 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 512 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 152 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 175 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 47.83 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 Nano's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Code name
Fiji
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
27 August 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 Nano's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 Nano's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
64
 
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
256.0 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
8,192 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 Nano's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
152 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 Nano: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
 
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
512 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 Nano.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
HDMI
+
 
DisplayPort support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
CrossFire
+
 
FRTC
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
TressFX
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
VCE
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 Nano. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
47.38
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
402499
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
81374
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12081
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
14362
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17282
3DMark Vantage Performance
43546
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1732
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
14920

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 Nano. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
30 Mh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
295 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 Nano is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Radeon R9 Nano.

high / 1080p
227
 
ultra / 1080p
117
 
4k / 2160p
76
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
141
 
4k / 2160p
61
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon R9 Nano.

high / 1080p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
38
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Radeon R9 Nano.

low / 720p
143
 
medium / 1080p
112
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
71
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
30
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
22
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
37
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
81
 
4k / 2160p
37
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
117
 
4k / 2160p
49
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
35
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
142
 
4k / 2160p
64
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
69
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
54
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 Nano
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon R9 Nano.

ultra / 1080p
64
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 Nano from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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