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AMD R9 Nano specification leaked - has 4096 GPU cores

AMD R9 Nano specification leaked, has 4096 GPU cores

AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured

AMD R9 Nano specification leaked - has 4096 GPU cores

 

The specifications for AMD's R9 "Fury" Nano have just been leaked, confirming that this GPU will be using a full Fiji GPU core with 4096 GCN GPU cores. 

This GPU manages to have a TDP of 100w lower than AMD's Fury X GPU, which uses the same number of GPU cores, but the Fury X does so at a higher clock speed. The R9 Nano will be AMD's most efficient GPU yet, having 2x the performance per watt of AMD's previous flagship, the R9 290X, and used the new HBM memory technology to allow this GPU to be created in a tiny form factor.  

 

 Fury XFuryNano R9 290X
GPUFiji XTFiji Fiji XTHawaii XT
GCN GPU Cores4096358440962816
Render Output Units64646464
Texture mapping Units256224256176
GPU Frequency1050MHz1000MHzup to 1000MHz1000MHz
Memory4GB HBM4GB HBM4GB HBM4GB DDR5
Memory interface4096bit4096bit4096-bit512bit
Memory Frequency500MHz500MHz500MHz1025MHz
Memory bandwidth512GB/s512GB/s512GB/s320GB/s
CoolingLiquid Cooled, 120mm RadNon-reference coolersAir, Single Axial fanAir, Single Blower Fan
Performance 8.6 TFLOPS8.6TFLOPS???5.6TFLOPS
TDP275W-175W290W
GFLOPS/Watt28.728.7Approximately 4019.4
Launch Price$649$549???$549

 

AMD R9 Nano specification leaked, has 4096 GPU cores

 

AMD's R9 Fury GPU has recently been pictured, showing that that the GPU will be powered by a single rear facing 8-pin PCIe power connector and that the GPU has a 4 phase power delivery solution and is taken up almost entirely by the main GPU die. 

This GPU truely shows the benefits of AMD's HBM memory, as before now a GPU of this size was impossible for a GPU with this amount of VRAM and a DIE of this size. The space savings allowed by HBM have allowed AMD to make this card only 16cm long, which is pretty mch the same size as a PCIe slot. 

  

AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  

 

When AMD announced the R9 Fury Nano GPU, we found it to be one of the most interesting GPUs AMD had shown at their E3 Live conference. This GPU will reportedly be releasing on August 27th and will be the most efficient GPU we have seen on AMD CPUs yet, with HBM memory 2x the performance per watt of AMD's Hawaii GPU.

As you can see, this GPU is not particularly long, measuring at the same length as a regular PCIe connection. This is due to AMD's use of HBM memory, allowing memory to take up 95% less space than the equivalent amount of GDDR5. This also allows AMD to have more freedon when it comes to the design of the power circuitry on this small form factor.  

This GPU is smaller than AMD's new Flagship the Fury X GPU, making this GPU one of the most performance dense GPUs ever constructed.   

 

AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  AMD R9 Fury Nano pictured  

 

As we can see from these pictured from the OCN forums, we can see that this GPU allows some very performance dense systems to be created, with the above pictures showing this GPU with an X99 ITX system in a space which is shorter than most ATX motherboards. 

AMD's R9 Fury Nano GPU is one of AMD's most interesting releases of this generation, potentially being more power efficient than Nvidia's latest Maxwell GPUs. Hopefully AMD will be able to continue increasing their power efficiency as they move forward on to 14nm or 16nm FinFET based transistors with future generation GPUs. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's R9 Fury Nano Specifications on the OC3D Forums.

 

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26-08-2015, 05:29:37

Chrazey
I've never understood this whole thing with TDP etc? ...

And no backplate, whaaat? ...Quote

26-08-2015, 05:45:38

SuB
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
I've never understood this whole thing with TDP etc? ...

And no backplate, whaaat? ...
All the ram is 'on-chip' so no backplate needed Quote

26-08-2015, 05:47:49

WYP
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
I've never understood this whole thing with TDP etc? ...

And no backplate, whaaat? ...
TDP stands for Thermal Design Power, and it simply is how much heat a component produces or how much power it consumes.

AMD have lowered the TDP drastically by reducing clock speeds, moving the GPU to a much more efficient lower clocked state.

Typically when you increase clock speeds you get diminishing returns when it comes to power consumption, hence why more efficient models of CPUs and GPUs tend to be running at lower clocks.

From what I can see from leaked information AMD R9 Nano's clock speed fluctuates to maintain a low TDP, with a max clock speed of 1000MHz.

This is a simple guess, but with this being at a similar size to Nvidia's competing GTX 970 for MATX powerhouse I imagine that AMD wins by a margin of 20-30% or so, which is awesome for AMD.Quote

26-08-2015, 05:56:26

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
TDP stands for Thermal Design Power, and it simply is how much heat a component produces or how much power it consumes.

AMD have lowered the TDP drastically by reducing clock speeds, moving the GPU to a much more efficient lower clocked state.

Typically when you increase clock speeds you get diminishing returns when it comes to power consumption, hence why more efficient models of CPUs and GPUs tend to be running at lower clocks.

From what I can see from leaked information AMD R9 Nano's clock speed fluctuates to maintain a low TDP, with a max clock speed of 1000MHz.

This is a simple guess, but with this being at a similar size to Nvidia's competing GTX 970 for MATX powerhouse I imagine that AMD wins by a margin of 20-30% or so, which is awesome for AMD.
Cool, thanks for that nice explanation bud

So this, the AMD R9 Nano, will be the "direct" competitior to Nvidia's GTX 970?...Quote

26-08-2015, 06:02:02

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Cool, thanks for that nice explanation bud

So this, the AMD R9 Nano, will be the "direct" competitior to Nvidia's GTX 970?...
Closer to the 980 in reality judging from various bits of info floating around.Quote
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