AMD Radeon R9 Nano: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Radeon R9 Nano
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
  • Memory clock speed 500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 28.84

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 Nano sales 10 September 2015 at a recommended price of $649. This is GCN 1.2 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 dual-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

28.84%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 Nano's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating174
Value for money11.87
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 (2015−2016)
GPU code nameFiji
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date10 September 2015 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$649
Price now$691 (1.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 Nano's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores4096of 18432 (AD102)
Compute units64
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors8,900 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)175 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate256.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance8,192 gflopsof 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 supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length152 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire1

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 typeHigh Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
High bandwidth memory (HBM)+
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width4096 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed500 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth512 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 Nano. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity+
Number of Eyefinity displays6
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+
CrossFire1
Enduro-
FRTC1
FreeSync1
HD3D+
LiquidVR1
PowerTune+
TressFX1
TrueAudio+
ZeroCore+
VCE+
DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan+
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 Nano. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 Nano 28.84
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Passmark

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

R9 Nano 81374

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 Nano 12081

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R9 Nano 14362

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

R9 Nano 17282

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

R9 Nano 43546

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

R9 Nano 402499

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

R9 Nano 1732

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

R9 Nano 8486

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD91
4K45

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 47
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
Metro Exodus 27−30
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 Nano performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R9 Nano's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX TITAN, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Recommended processors

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