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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Video Card Review - The Fury X Is Dead (Page 2)

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 10, 2015 07:00 am CDT - 1 min, 18 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: AMD

Detailed Look

The R9 Nano is one of the best reference video cards AMD has ever made, with it being in my opinion a better looking card than the Fury X. The R9 Nano is a tiny card, with a large fan that keeps it 'library quiet' according to AMD.

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Starting off with the front of the card, we have a full metal shroud around the card, backed up by a beautiful brushed aluminum finish. AMD has used a matte black PCB which really adds to the look of the card, while we have Radeon branding down the front of the card - which unfortunately, doesn't glow red.

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The rear of the card doesn't have much, apart from a bracket that is keeping the entire interposer, GPU, and HBM in place. I would've preferred a back plate to continue the sleek look of the R9 Nano, but unfortunately, we don't get that.

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Moving over to the display connectivity on the R9 Nano, AMD has provided 3 x DisplayPort and 1 x HDMI 1.4 (big note: this isn't HDMI 2.0 which is capable of 4K at 60Hz, it's limited to 4K at 30Hz - but more on that later).

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At the end of the card, we have a single 8-pin PCIe power connector that powers the Fiji GPU and HBM, using just 175W of power. We can see the elaborate heat sink that AMD has used to keep its Fiji GPU and HBM nice and cool, replacing that huge annoying AIO cooler that the Fury X needs.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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