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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Video Card Review - The Fury X Is Dead

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 10, 2015 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: AMD

3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p

 

 

3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.

 

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3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p

 

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3DMark Fire Strike Ultra - 4K

 

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Heaven - 1080p

 

 

Heaven is an intensive GPU benchmark that really pushes your silicon to its limits. It's another favorite of ours as it has some great scaling for multi-GPU testing, and it's great for getting your GPU to 100% for power and noise testing.

 

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Heaven - 1440p

 

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Heaven - 4K

 

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Heaven - 3440x1440

 

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As we explained in our multiple introductions into the R9 Nano earlier in this review, the R9 Nano falls into the third-fastest Fiji-powered card, so we should expect the Nano to be slightly slower than the Fury, which is slower than the Fury X.

 

Starting with 3DMark at 1080p, we see that the R9 Nano falls right into this spot, where it is 9% faster than the overclocked R9 390X, and 13% slower than the Fury X. Increasing up to the 1440p run of 3DMark, the R9 Nano is 14% slower than the Fury X, while at 4K it is 16% slower.

 

Okay, it's time for some Heaven. Starting with 1080p, the R9 Nano loses to the Fury by only 1FPS, and to the R9 Fury X by 7FPS, or 9%. At 1440p, the R9 Nano is neck-and-neck with the Fury, both on 53FPS, while the Fury X slides by just... and we mean just, at 55FPS. At 4K, the R9 Nano loses to the Fury once again by a single frame per second, and to the Fury X by 4FPS, or 17%.

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