Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event

Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event

Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event

Back in SIGGRAPH 2017, AMD showcased their RX Vega Nano to select members of the press, a small form factor version of AMD’s Radeon Vega GPU that is tuned to run at a low TDP. 

So far this GPU has never seen a consumer release, with the mining boom consuming every RX Vega series GPU that AMD could manufacture, moving Radeon’s RX Vega Nano onto the back burner. Why create a new Vega SKU when you can already sell every chip you can produce, especially when you consider that a small form factor variant would command a lower overall price tag. 

PCgameshardware has found what appears to be a reference RX Vega Nano design at AMD’s Ryzen 2000 series pre-launch event in Munich, a Powercolor model with an overall design that is similar to the RX Vega Nano that Chris Hook showcased back in 2017.   

Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event

 

Those who are familiar with AMD’s other RX Vega GPUs will immediately notice that similarity between the PCB of the RX Vega NANO and several aftermarket RX Vega 64/56 PCB designs, closely matching models which make use of shortened PCBs, an indication that this is an AMD reference PCB design.

The RX Vega Nano uses an 8+6-pin power configuration, instead of the 8+8-pin design used by RX Vega 64/56 series graphics cards, though the PCB offers space for a higher-end power configuration. This PCB design makes this motherboard design suitable for several RX Vega class GPUs, ranging from the NANO to the RX Vega 64; provided manufacturers supply end users with a capable cooling solution.   

  
Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event  

At this time it remains unclear if AMD’s RX Vega Nano will ever reach the consumer market, either as an official AMD reference product or as an unofficial AIB  partner design. According to PCgameshardware, this model features 56 active Vega CUs with a power profile which is designed to offer higher levels of performance per watt, allowing the GPU to remain cool and quiet with such a small heatsink. 

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