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 48.61 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Compute units
64
 
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
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
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 benchmarks 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
48.64
 
 
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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 Nano is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.32
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Doom (2016)
high / 1080p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
38
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
143
 
medium / 1080p
112
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
71
 
4k / 2160p
36
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
227
 
ultra / 1080p
117
 
4k / 2160p
76
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
30
 
The Division (2016)
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
34
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
22
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
37
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
81
 
4k / 2160p
37
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
141
 
4k / 2160p
61
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
35
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
54
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
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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