|Max Screen Resolution||4096 x 2160|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||4 GB|
XFX Radeon R9 Nano 4GB 4096-Bit HBM PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-NANO-4SF6
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|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon|
|Graphics Ram Size||4 GB|
|Core Clock Speed||1000 MHz|
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- 4GB HBM Memory
- Supports up to 4 Monitors at once
- 4k Resolution Ready
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The world's first small form factor (6-inch) graphics card with High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) delivering new advances in power efficiency.
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I had to return two other cards. One wouldn't work at all. Constant BSOD machine_key and Amdag.sys on startup. The others performed well but one had a weird electrical noise inside. It sounded like a piece of metal rattling inside. I tested the card with the fan unplugged and the noise was still there. This worried me so I am sending it back too.
On the cards that work they do great. The biggest improvement you can make is to keep them cool. They will auto throttle the core clock down if they go above 53 usually around 870 to 930mhz. If you want to over clock in afterburner I had luck putting voltage at -96mv, core at 1100-1140mhz and power% at 6%. For some reason the super low voltage tricks the cards. It doesn't actually change the voltage on them. This is with Crimson nano 16.1 drivers. I usually clock them at 1050mhz. My cards are drawing about 170 watts.
Small problems aside I'm impressed with these. Also with Amazons return policy. I'll never buy at newegg again.
i ran just about every benchmark test i could to make sure this was working well and it worked perfectly. i cant remember the scores anymore or fps but they were really high and i was very impressed.
i have a small case, mid size tower dell workstation with dual xeons, and was looking at getting some of the bigger cards but i really don't think they would have fit. this doesnt take any room at all.
the build quality is impressive also. when i opened the package, it just looks beautiful, and feels like a gold brick in your hand, so dense so you know there's a lot of stuff packed in it.
had to contact xfx support for a couple questions and they were great too, so i believe if i had any problems they wouldn't jerk me around and i'm guessing would try and take care of it.
videos look amazing also with no glitching, i dont game so i cant comment on that.
honestly, this has to be the biggest bang for your buck there is right now in gpu's. thx xfx!
Now, if Oculus and Vive would only come down to sane price levels....
When I say super quiet, don't take that as quiet for a super sweet video card. It is really really really quiet unless you are slamming it as hard as possible with a game, at which point you likely can't hear that the fans in your system actually had to engage fully because... the game.
Anyways I had a really great experience with this card, hope you all do too.
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Just call me "Mrs Doyle" from "Father Ted".
If you are me, you will buy two of them.
If you can get them for around £300 each or less and you need a GPU now just buy them the first chance you get.
Performs better than an AMD RX 480 Gen 1 card for similar cost.
Two of these in R9 Nanos in Crossfire will very likely blow a GTX1080 out of the water. I am still testing that though.
Note these cards are EOL'ed so should be available at lower price than the original selling price in my opinion.
Even though the cards are EOL'ed, AMD Drivers will keep it current for years.
I am confident this card is very "future proof".
If you are looking for outstanding DX11 performance in the smallest possible form factor you cannot beat this card.
Running DX12 and Vulkan based games the performance is even better.
I managed to purchase one used and 1 new.
These have got to be the most underappreciated GPU cards I have seen in a long time.
One Single R9 Nano outperforms my existing Sapphire HD7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X and R9 280x OC Tri-X Vapor-X Crossfire setup by at least 15% on every single benchmark I have run so far, using latest AAA titles at 1080p.
That is pretty impressive because my existing cards are specially design for overclocking, expensive, aftermarket cards.
They are both massive cards. The HD7970 is 2.5 slots high, just because the cooler is so big. The R9280x is 2 slots high but very long indeed with 3 cooling fans and an extended radiator. My existing crossfired setup still performs very well, and shows up as > 90% of all results of 3D Mark Firestrike database for example.
One of these XFX R9 Nanos beats my Crossfire Setup out of the box, without even overclocking the R9 Nano. In addition, it doesn't even get loud during the benchmark! One of these R9 Nanos handles Tom Clancys "The Division" at 1080p on Ultra with no problem, scoring 69FPS on the benchmark, again, without any overclocking at all.
If you are a fan of the comedian "Harry Enfield" you may remember the Jockey who always, effortlessly, passed the other Jockeys in the race without even trying.
Well that's one R9 Nano compared to my HD7970/R9280x Crossfire Setup ... that is.
I just got the second R9 Nano 2 days ago. I have been testing Crossfire Performance and it has completely blown me away. I was running "The Witcher 3" with absolutely every graphics and post-processing setting maxed out (but with AA turned off.. you need to right now) at 110 - 120 FPS at 1080p this morning.
The only downside I have seen with this R9 Nano is is the HDMI port is not HDMI 2.0. That may be a limitation for some wanting to drive a 4K TV Display at 60Hz via HDMI. However you can get a DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 active adapter if you need it.
More detailed review below.
If you are an "Nvidia are the best" person and are looking at purchasing a GTX 1070 or 1080 then ... think again.
I was waiting for AMD to release their next High End GPU on 14nm (Vega based GPU). I also was considering the GTX 1070/1080.
I have been using Sapphire HD 7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X (bought from Amazon) crossfired with a Sapphire R9 280x OC 3GB Tri-X Vapor-X.
I need to buy new GPUs simply because I am building another PC for more computing power and I wanted to get some new GPU's to look at more recent technology from somewhere. I also own an Nvidia 780-Ti. I am not an AMD fanatic.
Reason to go for AMD:
1. Massive performance Boost moving to Vulkan / DX12 on AMD versus Nvidia Cards. Its down to the GPU Architecture.
If you look at benchmarks today using DX11 Games and you see 2 cards, 1 NVIDIA, 1 AMD performing equally in DX11, then ...
When the same cards move to DX12 or Vulkan games, the AMD Card will very likely win hands down.
The number of Vulkan and DX12 titles is still low, but thinking forward ... these cards need to last me a few years.
The number of DX12 and Vulkan titles definitely will increase.
With my existing cards I saw around 46% FPS Boost on Doom using Vulkan, versus DX11.
Just think about that . It's like AMD gave me a new GPU.
In DX12 my existing cards got a pretty impressive score running Ashes of the Singularity in DX12 with MultiGPU turned on.
Again, AMD Drivers team and the GCN Architecture in AMD cards keep my old HD7970/R9280x cards running for me on the latest software.
2. Driver Support. My HD7970/R9280x cards are still going strong. In fact the performance of my old AMD Cards has actually been getting better and better in the past year. AMD have been giving excellent Driver Support since they formed new Radeon Technologies Group last year and launched AMD Crimson. New AMD Crimson Driver Software Updates are now available every 2 weeks to support new games and new technologies like DX12 and Vulkan, provide Crossfire Support, and fix bugs / improve software support and performance for new games. This means that my "old cards" can achieve 60FPS on Ultra Benchmark in Tom Clancy's "The Division" at 1080p. That's a tough benchmark, and a really impressive result from old cards. Just look at GPU reviews. I currently play "The Division" on my older HD7970/R9280x with all Graphic settings set to maximum possible. With this I get 45 FPS running outdoors long distance scenes. 60 FPS indoors.
If I look at the GTX780-Ti or indeed my GTX965M on a laptop I use. I am still using the original Nvidia Drivers because I have to.
What I found was driver update of my Nvidia cards, the cards seemed to get slower and give worse FPS. I have been looking into this for
quite some time now, I still have not figured it out. I am still looking into it. It put me off going for Nvidia for the moment.
3. If you do have a case where you cannot run a game at the FPS you need then AMD Gaming Evolved Application does produce good automatic optimizations of game settings to let you hit the FPS / Quality you need.
4. Technology like AMD FreeSync coupled with a low cost AMD Freesync Monitor (I went for a ViewSonic 44-75 Hz 22inch 1080p monitor for £100) will eliminate any Screen Tearing at > 60FPS. The R9 Nano card also supports AMD Virtual Super Resolution at 4K. That allows you to display a downsampled 4K resolution on a 1080p monitor. Thats a low cost way to get 4K gaming like experience.
5. This card has 4GB of advanced very high bandwidth memory (HBM) which is built right next to the GPU chip. This means it can get lots of data from HBM memory to the high performance GPU very quickly. It also consumes less power than GDDR5 keeping the card colder. The HBM memory is the reason this card is so small. This will be the future form factor for GPU's moving forward. Normally, with GDDR5, the memory sits far away from the GPU, circling the GPU on the Printed Circuit Board. HBM benefits really start to shine at resolutions above 1920x1080p. It performs really well at higher resolution versus cards with GDDR5 memory. It can send lots of data to the GPU quickly so that the gaming FPS stays high, and the GPU is not sitting waiting for data if the memory bandwidth were lower.
Note that 4GB of HBM on this card should be sufficient for most games games today and into the future because lots of work was done to store data more efficiently on this HBM based card than on a comparable 4GB DDR5 Card by using advanced memory compression techniques. In other words, 4GB of the HBM on this card is > 4GB of GDDR5 on a more conventional AMD card.
If you are worried about the 4GB of memory on the R9 Nano being too little please look for articles regarding effective increase in HBM memory storage capacity versus GDDR5 on the R9 Nano available on the WEB.
If you note one of my older cards above is a Sapphire HD7970 OC 6GB Card. After literally years of testing there is only one case so far, which I deliberately tested - that's "Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor" in game benchmark with a Special Ultra Textures Pack download where 6GB on my Sapphire HD7970 6GB OC Vapor-X was 'needed'.
In that case my Sapphire HD7970 OC 6GB handled the benchmark fine but my ASUS GTX 780-Ti OC 3GB, ( A faster card than the HD7970 OC 6GB with the AMD Drivers I was using then) choked to a halt running the same Benchmark. In this one particular case, this one example, the additional 3GB 'mattered'.
"""Update""" I tested the "Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor" in game benchmark with a Special Ultra Textures Pack download where 6GB memory is specified as a requirement on the R9 Nano with 4GB of HBM. I can confirm that the R9 Nano runs fine, there is no impact on the benchmark performance. Therefore 4GB of HBM plus memory compression tech on the R9 Nano seems to be equivalent to 6GB of DDR5 at least.
6. Finally AMD Eyefinity lets you run Multiple Monitors. I use my existing HD7970 6GB / R9280x setup to run 3 1080p Monitors to play games like Crysis 3 and Doom at playable frame rates. Thats a resolution of 5760 by 1080 without turning on Virtual Super Resolution. Pretty neat huh?