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 USD. This is high-end GCN 3.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 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. An additional 1 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 175 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 51.04 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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 USD
 
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
 
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
256.0
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
8,192 gflops
 

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
 
Width
2-slot
 
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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
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
 
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
51.04
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
402499.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
81374.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
12081.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
14362.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17282.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
43546.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
7355.25
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1732
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
14920
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
54.43
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Doom (2016)
high / 1080p
95.00
 
ultra / 1080p
86.70
 
4k / 2160p
37.90
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
143.00
 
medium / 1080p
112.00
 
high / 1080p
98.00
 
ultra / 1080p
71.00
 
4k / 2160p
36.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
227.00
 
ultra / 1080p
117.00
 
4k / 2160p
75.60
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
ultra / 1080p
56.20
 
4k / 2160p
29.80
 
The Division (2016)
ultra / 1080p
64.00
 
4k / 2160p
34.20
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
35.40
 
4k / 2160p
21.90
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
79.50
 
4k / 2160p
36.60
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
81.00
 
4k / 2160p
37.10
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
141.00
 
4k / 2160p
60.70
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
47.00
 
4k / 2160p
35.00
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
100.00
 
4k / 2160p
53.60
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
63.80
 

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 1060, which is slower by 6% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

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