AMD Radeon R9 Nano vs RX 590

AMD Radeon R9 Nano
AMD Radeon RX 590

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
28.67
 
71.99
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
Fiji
 
Polaris 30
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
27 August 2015
 
15 November 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
$279
Price now
$570
 
$227

Technical specs

Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590'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 and Radeon RX 590's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
2304
Compute units
64
 
n/d
Core clock speed
n/d
 
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
1545 MHz
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
256.0 GTexel / s
 
222.5 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
8,192 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590 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
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
152 mm
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590: 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)
 
GDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512 GB / s
 
256.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
DisplayPort support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590. 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
+
 
n/d
Eyefinity
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
n/d
 
+
HDMI 2.0b
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 Nano 50.25
RX 590 50.25

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R9 Nano 402499 +5.9%
RX 590 379940

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 Nano 81374
RX 590 87448 +7.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 Nano 12081
RX 590 14101 +16.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 Nano 14362
RX 590 16746 +16.6%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 Nano 17282
RX 590 23202 +34.3%

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 Nano 43546
RX 590 48454 +11.3%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
30 Mh/s
 
n/d
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
295 Sol/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 Nano

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 vs 256 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
App Acceleration
CrossFire
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
HD3D
TrueAudio
DirectX® 12
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
AMD App Acceleration
CrossfireX
FRTC
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
PowerTuneMenu
TressFX
TrueAudioMenu
ZeroCoreMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
MantleMenu

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 590

Much newer (15 November 2018 vs 27 August 2015)
Cheaper ($279 vs $649)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0b
AMD FreeSync

So, R9 Nano or RX 590?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 Nano and AMD Radeon RX 590. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R9 Nano and Radeon RX 590, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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