AMD cuts prices R9 Nano Radeon graphics card

Jan

12

2016

AMD lowers the prices of the AMD Radeon R9 Nano GPUs. The video card has been since September 2015 on the market for $ 649, but in a message AMD announces the letting suggested price drop to $ 499.

PowerColor R9 NANO In a message AMD lets know to lower the price of the card. The AMD R9 Nano is special because of its small size. This makes it ideal for small PCs. The problem was that could be bought for the price of small graphics cards also better performance as the Fury X. As a result, the Nano was not often the first choice for providing standard PCs that place for a map of normal size. With a high price and a small target the Nano was not a fast-running product.

With the price reduction AMD puts the Nano in a more favorable price point for what the card offers. With its smaller size it is suitable for mITX enclosures and in this area is the main competition, the GTX 970 Mini. According to AMD offers the Nano to thirty percent better performance, but even after the price drop, the Nano still significantly more expensive. The price of the mini 970 is namely around $ 350.

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is the third card from AMD with the Fiji asic. The Nano also has a 28nm GPU and uses high bandwidth memory. The video card has 4096 stream processors and has inherited-175W TDP. Furthermore, the Nano features 4GB hbm and has a clock speed of up to 1000MHz.

What the price reduction will mean for the Dutch price is unknown. In the Netherlands are the prices currently around 600 euros, a sum which is already below the suggested price of AMD. If the discount amount despite this’m still not accounted for by sellers, prices will therefore fall to around 500 to 550 euros.

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