Report: Leaked Slide From AMD Gives Glimpse of R9 Nano Performance

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 24, 2015 - 02:37 PM |
Tagged: rumor, report, Radeon R9 Nano, R9 290X, leak, hot chips, hbm, amd

A report from German-language tech site Golem contains what appears to be a slide leaked from AMD's GPU presentation at Hot Chips in Cupertino, and the results paint a very efficient picture of the upcoming Radeon R9 Nano GPU.

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The spelling of "performance" doesn't mean this is fake, does it?

While only managing 3 FPS better than the Radeon R9 290X in this particular benchmark, this result was achieved with 1.9x the performance per watt of the baseline 290X in the test. The article speculates on the possible clock speed of the R9 Nano based on the relative performance, and estimates 850 MHz (which is of course up for debate as no official specs are known).

The most compelling part of the result has to be the ability of the Nano to match or exceed the R9 290X in performance, while only requiring a single 8-pin PCIe connector and needing an average of only 175 watts. With a mini-ITX friendly 15 cm board (5.9 inches) this could be one of the more compelling options for a mini gaming rig going forward.

We have a lot of questions that have yet to be answered of course, including the actual speed of both core and HBM, and just how quiet this air-cooled card might be under load. We shouldn't have to wait much longer!

 

Source: Golem.de

August 24, 2015 | 04:27 PM - Posted by killurconsole

personally ,i won't pay more than $350

August 24, 2015 | 04:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD has 2 presentations at Hot chips, one is on Carrizo, and the other is on their next generation of GPU microarchitecture(hopefully Arctic Islands), one is 8/24/15 and the other is 8/25/15. The Carrizo 35 watts parts(FX8800p) in Laptops running the part at up to the Full 35 watt design envelope is what I want to have, not any 15 watt thin and light, are there any laptops running the FX8800p, and a discrete GPU for dual graphics available yet?

August 24, 2015 | 05:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'll pretty much pay whatever for a card this powerful, cool, and small!

August 24, 2015 | 05:06 PM - Posted by Randal_46

Would be interesting to see if you can software unlock the Nano like you can with the recent ASUS Fury cards.

August 24, 2015 | 06:15 PM - Posted by arbiter

it could already be a fully unlocked fiji gpu, problem is the cooler being size it is, its underclocked a bit to keep heat down.

August 24, 2015 | 07:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You assume

August 24, 2015 | 08:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

He assumes correctly based on the current rumor mill.

August 24, 2015 | 06:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It would be fun to see, what a Fury and Fury X Cards draws in power at 850MHz. anyone knows.?

August 24, 2015 | 08:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous31276 (not verified)

Pricing will probably kill the value of this card, which is too bad.

August 24, 2015 | 08:47 PM - Posted by pdjblum

No fucking doubt.

August 24, 2015 | 09:27 PM - Posted by arbiter

Welcome to new tech. If the slides are right, 290x/390x will be a better value.

August 25, 2015 | 01:16 AM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

Better value? For mini itx?

August 25, 2015 | 03:42 AM - Posted by arbiter

then a gtx970 probably be what you would go for. Price i heard as rumor is like 500$ which would very possible.

August 25, 2015 | 12:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes because everyone wants that funny math(3.5 = 4), and you are a known astroterfer/fanboy for Nvidia! You'll have to get a sock puppet because that user name goes with a single brand! Your posts are very low key, but then those barbs come out and your true colors show.

AMD for is the per/$ leader and gaming usage in not the only usage for GPUs, more so now that most of the software ecosystem is catching up with the HSA types of usage. AMD has its version/implementation of HSA, as well as the other members of the HSA foundation will have theirs, but it will be a standardized form of HSA that comes out of the HSA foundation, and expect that Vulkan will improve AMDs performance like DX12 has been shown to improve AMD's GPU performance. And its not just about gaming, there will be even more improvements with Arctic Islands, and HBM's future iterations. Nvidia better get a seat at that HSA foundation, that HSA foundation is not all about just AMD. The Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V is already showing the HSA foundations influence among the member of the Khronos groups various API committees, the very same committees that are represented among both the HSA foundation's membership, and the Khronos group's membership.

That performance bump for AMD's GPUs will continue to get better, and there is an great deal of new work going on to improve the HSA aware software ecosystem, in mobile, and in the laptop/PC market as well. Intel could find itself behind in GPGPU compute abilities if it dies not start implementing more of the asynchronous computing and context switching/logical abilities into its GPU cores. Computing on the GPU, of any and all types are going to relegate the CPU to more of an OS stewardship role, than the CPU traditional computational role. Those massively parallel FP units on the GPU will not be bested by the CPU, and with GPUs cores acquiring more of the CPU types of logic and abilities the CPU as the main source of even general purpose computing power will be gradually supplanted by the GPU.

Both Nvidia, and Intel need to get in on the HSA types of standards, Nvidia is more so somewhat there with HSA types of abilities but too propitary with its direction, while Intel is still beating the x86 durm

August 25, 2015 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

correction to above post, remove above post.

Yes because everyone wants that funny math(3.5 = 4), and you are a known astroterfer/fanboy for Nvidia! You'll have to get a sock puppet because that user name goes with a single brand! Your posts are very low key, but then those barbs come out and your true colors show.

AMD for is the per/$ leader and gaming usage in not the only usage for GPUs, more so now that most of the software ecosystem is catching up with the HSA types of usage. AMD has its version/implementation of HSA, as well as the other members of the HSA foundation will have theirs, but it will be a standardized form of HSA that comes out of the HSA foundation, and expect that Vulkan will improve AMDs performance like DX12 has been shown to improve AMD's GPU performance. And its not just about gaming, there will be even more improvements with Arctic Islands, and HBM's future iterations. Nvidia better get a seat at that HSA foundation, that HSA foundation is not all about just AMD. The Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V is already showing the HSA foundations influence among the member of the Khronos groups various API committees, the very same committees that are represented among both the HSA foundation's membership, and the Khronos group's membership.

That performance bump for AMD's GPUs will continue to get better, and there is an great deal of new work going on to improve the HSA aware software ecosystem, in mobile, and in the laptop/PC market as well. Intel could find itself behind in GPGPU compute abilities if it dies not start implementing more of the asynchronous computing and context switching/logical abilities into its GPU cores. Computing on the GPU, of any and all types are going to relegate the CPU to more of an OS stewardship role, than the CPU traditional computational role. Those massively parallel FP units on the GPU will not be bested by the CPU, and with GPUs cores acquiring more of the CPU types of logic and abilities the CPU as the main source of even general purpose computing power will be gradually supplanted by the GPU.

Both Nvidia, and Intel need to get in on the HSA types of standards, Nvidia is more so somewhat there with HSA types of abilities but too propitary with its direction, while Intel is still beating the x86 drum.

August 25, 2015 | 04:49 PM - Posted by arbiter

So a gtx970 starts at 300$ vs r9 nano that starts at 500$. And both are about same performance wise. That is pretty LARGE per/$ no matter how you cut it. 970 can overclock like a beast and would keep pace with that nano who even now we don't even know if it will run a reasonable temp's with that small cooler on it.

August 25, 2015 | 10:43 PM - Posted by renz (not verified)

HSA bla bla bla. is this Spigzone clone or something? you got to be kidding me right? intel need HSA? call whatever you want about intel their xeon phi are used more in HPC than AMD Firepro. intel doesn't need GPGPU at all to fight AMD and nvidia. looking at top500 list for supercomputer intel just need to put their focus on beating nvidia. AMD already out.

AMD always come with 'awesome' technology on papers and slides but in reality that tech usually does not pull them into the leader than you talk about. and in professional world proprietary vs open standard comes second after result.

August 25, 2015 | 11:14 AM - Posted by Bri (not verified)

If this was priced to compete with their mid-range cards then I would say woo hoo, but I'm thinking this will replace the 290X. Now we just wait and see if it is 290X prices circa introduction or 290X prices circa now.

August 24, 2015 | 10:02 PM - Posted by renz (not verified)

lol AMD leak slides......we see stuff like this for years already. doesn't matter if they are fake or not when we can't even trust their own slides that unveiled by AMD themselves.

August 24, 2015 | 11:41 PM - Posted by Ng Khan Mein (not verified)

i hope u guys avoid to trust any Sebastian Peak review. majority stuff just gimmick & bias. read for entertainment still consider acceptable.

August 25, 2015 | 12:26 AM - Posted by arbiter

Sebastian doesn't do GPU reviews. But reality rarely lives up to fiction AMD loves to paint.

August 27, 2015 | 12:55 AM - Posted by Ng Khan Mein (not verified)

i didn't gpu but other review like mouse, monitor etc..

August 25, 2015 | 04:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Don't worry, I'll make sure that I live up to YOUR definition of what's "acceptable" instead of, you know, thinking for myself or something.

August 25, 2015 | 04:06 AM - Posted by Lithium

hahaha...OMG

AMD = desperate wafer rapists

Nano = 8,9 B transistors
GTX980 = 5,2 B transistors
and similar performance

There goes your money AMD
Die allready, yours technology is second grade or worst

August 25, 2015 | 07:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Damn straight, can't fcking Samsung, Intel or Qualcomm start making dGPU's already to complete against Nvidia FFS

August 25, 2015 | 11:53 AM - Posted by Doeboy (not verified)

The technology was built more for dx12. Also, why would you want AMD to die so Nvidia would become a monopoly? Nobody is forcing you to buy anything. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. That's like saying all cable companies should die except for Comcast or only Samsung should make TVs. How stupid are you?

August 25, 2015 | 10:35 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

"Die allready"

You're either an nvidia shill or retarded if you think that would be a good thing for consumers.

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