AMD Radeon R9 Nano: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 Nano

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

General info

Of Radeon R9 Nano's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.86
 
Architecture
GCN 1.2
 
GPU code name
Fiji
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
10 September 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
Price now
$570
 

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 / CUDA cores
4096
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Compute units
64
 
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
256.0
 
Floating-point performance
8,192 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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 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
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

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

44.66

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

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.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 Nano from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

User rating

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