Wednesday, August 26th 2015

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Faster than GeForce GTX 980, Pricing Revealed

AMD's upcoming super-compact graphics card, the Radeon R9 Nano, will be faster than NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980, and a whopping 30% faster than the GTX 970, according to the company. At its size, it will offer the fastest pixel-crunching solution for compact ITX/SFF gaming PC builders, and that is something AMD want to capitalize on. If what we're hearing is true, then not only will the R9 Nano have the same core-config as the R9 Fury X, but also its price - US $649.99. At this price, the R9 Nano definitely isn't going to affect sales of the GTX 970 or GTX 980, which are currently going for as low as $299 and $465, respectively; but serve as a "halo product," targeted at SFF gaming PC builders.
Source: WCCFTech
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111 Comments on AMD Radeon R9 Nano Faster than GeForce GTX 980, Pricing Revealed

#2
xkm1948
Great card. Too bad I already got the FuryX.
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#3
Sempron Guy
Didn't expect it will be faster than the 980. So I expected a much lower price than announced. I was expecting between 390x and Fury price point.
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#4
Athlonite
US $649.99 = NZD $950.69 ummmm NO thanks you can keep it at that price
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#6
Scrizz
KarymidoN649,99? No thanks.
Obviously someone was smoking the good stuff....
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#7
Xzibit
It doesn't make much sense unless they are just selling the chip and the form is a toss in.

The also said..
WCCFTechDo note that AMD also confirmed that while availability of the Radeon R9 Nano is planned for 10th September, the card will get custom variants after three months of its launch.
So AIB Nanos would be Fury X spec in the form of their respected Fury AIB forms :confused:
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#8
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
This only makes sense in the context of premium Steam Machines.
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#9
DarkOCean
It's like they want to go bankrupt !? all fury series an the reast of the rebrands are a bad joke in terms of pricing. Well what more can I say, they did this to themselfs.
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#10
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Sounds like a nice little card with a very hefty price tag. Would have liked to try one but never mind now :(
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#11
chinmi
649 ?? LMAO

amd just keep on digging their own grave... and they wonder why they lose the gpu market to nvidia... ha ha ha

RIP AMD
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#12
Enterprise24
AMD bankrupt in 2020 is quite possibly. Several mistake by Lisa Su.
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#13
mr2009
God damn it AMD... what the hell are you thinking? Please ban weed in your company. Someone is high as f***ed when they think that price is just right...
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#14
rooivalk
AMD new motto:
Hype and Disappointment™
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#15
RejZoR
And they just got 3 people to buy R9 Nano for their gaming ITX system. The rest just can't be bothered...
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#16
NC37


That is all...
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#17
AsRock
TPU addict
Wow that is a hefty price, how ever no one knows how much it's costing AMD to make these cards which might explain why nVidia are not bothering yet.

I do believe it should be at least $70 cheaper than the Fury X though due to the cooler at least how ever maybe this cooler cost more to design than the water cooler ?.
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#18
the54thvoid
Is there still the issue with connectivity for HTPC's (for use with TV's) with no HDMI or is that covered by 3rd party adapters?
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#19
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Faster than the 980 for about 3 minutes until it throttles maybe...just long enough for most benchmarks to finish so the reviews look good, but actual performance is much worse.
the54thvoidIs there still the issue with connectivity for HTPC's (for use with TV's) with no HDMI or is that covered by 3rd party adapters?
All the shots show an HDMI, where do you get it doesn't have one?
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#20
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
All Fiji cards are 3 DisplayPort 1.2a and 1 HDMI 1.4. Three devices max.
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#21
ensabrenoir
.......I think I know whats going on with Amd now........the villian from Phineas & Ferb who always builds doomsday devices with a built in self destruct button works there................cause every time they come up with something awesome.....it seems to have a built in fail button that the competition will take advantage of.



but in all fairness.....its a (supposedly-at that price it should be going toe to toe with 980 Ti) powerful card......just needs a little price tweaking and they can change the landscape in their favor.
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#22
Sony Xperia S
I told some other members but they keep arguing with me. In fact, after reading all your posts, it turns that you, guys, have the same opinion like me.

Everyone EXPECTS cheaper prices. 450$ is perfectly fine.

650$ is a stupid joke. :(

Thank you, AMD, but indeed you are not thinking with your heads.
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#23
Octavean
newtekie1Faster than the 980 for about 3 minutes until it throttles maybe...just long enough for most benchmarks to finish so the reviews look good, but actual
performance is much worse.



All the shots show an HDMI, where do you get it doesn't have one?
I'm only guessing here but,...

Perhaps he intended to say no HDMI 2.0 support for 60Hz with 4K Smart TV's which typically do not have DisplayPort connectivity.

A niche market,...perhaps but the Nano is definitely a niche product.

Personally I would rather buy a GTX 970 or GTX 980 because I would save a ton of money, still get decent performance and have the option of HDMI 2.0.

I don't need my video card to be that small or that expensive,....
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#24
Sony Xperia S
OctaveanI don't need my video card to be that small or that expensive,....
But I think small cards are extremely sexy and your computer case would feel better with those ones. I want it to be that small but not this silly expensive.

It should NOT be a niche product - all cards should be like that.
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#25
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
What were you guys expecting? Serious question. I had extremely vauge expectation about it being slower than the 390x and cheaper.
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