AMD R9 Nano Price Drops to $500

By Published January 11, 2016 at 9:53 am

Following its Polaris GPU architecture announcement and ensuing Polaris demo at CES, AMD today announced a reduction in price for its R9 Nano video card. The card, which launched in September 2015, is now carrying a Suggested Etail Price (SEP) of $500, a significant drop from its $650 launch price (the same as the Fury X).

It normally takes a few days for SEP reductions to set-in at Amazon and Newegg, but the two major retailers should soon reflect this change.

The R9 Nano is part of AMD's Fiji architecture cluster, including the Fury and Fury X cards. The peak power of the R9 Nano rests at around 175W, with AMD's major selling-point being its 6-inch form factor. This, AMD suggests, makes the R9 Nano a significantly more viable SFF solution for gaming HTPCs and Steam Machines.

The R9 Nano uses the same HBM version 1 memory as the Fury X, a Fiji GPU, and support VR HMDs.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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