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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Coming Sooner Than You Think?

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It's all about the watts. Your typical 2011 CPU is 140w. This card will easily exceed that. Compare the HSF on a Nano to what you'd put on your average 140w CPU. It is likely inadequate so either the fan has to run very fast or the card has to undervolt/underclock itself.
isnt the heat shared a bit between the gpu and vrm?
 

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Yeah but with Fiji, that's a lot of heat in a very compact area. The heat being spread out more is an advantage of GDDR5.
 
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With the compute power this card has and the low power consumption, there are going to be a lot of people switching to these in their Bitcoin mining rigs. The cost of electricity is your biggest expense so if you can cut that substantially without losing computing power, it makes it more profitable to do.
 
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With the compute power this card has and the low power consumption, there are going to be a lot of people switching to these in their Bitcoin mining rigs. The cost of electricity is your biggest expense so if you can cut that substantially without losing computing power, it makes it more profitable to do.
that kinda work on card tends to draw a lot of power and make lots of heat so its down to if that cooler on the card is good enough to make it worth it.
 
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With the compute power this card has and the low power consumption, there are going to be a lot of people switching to these in their Bitcoin mining rigs. The cost of electricity is your biggest expense so if you can cut that substantially without losing computing power, it makes it more profitable to do.
Is Bitcoin mining still a factor for AMD cards? The last I read about it said that it was no longer worth doing for the average guy. That mining craze was a mess for anyone wanting an AMD card a while back. It caused shortages in supplies and retailers gouged just because they could. I'm not sure what AMD will suggest the retail price to be for the Nano but if it matches or is slightly better than the 290x and you can pick up a 290x for $260 then they will either have to pull the 290x from the supply chain and eat the cost of doing that or sell the Nano for less than $400 at least, maybe even lower.
 
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GPU mining died ages ago.
ASIC farms are where the money moved to.
 
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