We are not the only ones investigating usage scenarios for AMD's tiny R9 Nano, [H]ard|OCP has also recently looked at this card to determine if or when there is a good reason to pay the extra price for this tiny GPU. This particular review focuses on performance against a similarly sized Gigabyte GTX 970 in a Cooler Master Elite 110, there will be a follow up in which the cards will run inside a Corsair Obsidian Series 250D case. At 1080p the cards performed at very similar levels with the significantly more expensive Nano holding a small lead while at 1440p the R9 Nano truly shines. This card is certainly not for everyone and both the FuryX and GTX 980 Ti offer much better performance at a simliar price point but neither of them will fit inside the case of someone determined to build a tiny gaming machine.
"This evaluation will compare the new retail purchased Radeon R9 Nano with a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 N970-IX-OC small form factor video card in a mini-ITX Cooler Master Elite 110 Intel Skylake system build. We will find out if the higher priced Nano is worth the money for a 1440p and 1080p gameplay experience in a tiny footprint. "
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- AMD R9 Nano 4GB CrossFire @ eTeknix
- The ITX GPU Battle: R9 Nano vs GTX 970 Mini @ Hardware Canucks
- Club3D R9 Nano 4GB @ eTeknix
- PowerColor Radeon R9 390 PCS+ @ Kitguru
- AMD Tonga & Fiji Open-Source Performance Boosted By PowerPlay Patches @ Phoronix
- Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Asus ROG Matrix GTX 980Ti Platinum Edition @ Kitguru