Radeon_R9_Nano_4GB
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB

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7.1
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How well can the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 Nano 4GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 622 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB is running Halo: The Master Chief Collection and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 44 frames per second. Comparing this to Doom Eternal which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 50 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, which is running at 51 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB ran Halo: The Master Chief Collection to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 88 FPS, Medium: 69 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. Another game tested was Doom Eternal, L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, which returned L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 Nano 4GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 32% better and can run 871 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 Nano 4GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 39% more powerful and can run 949 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 Nano 4GB was released on 27 Aug 2015

Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 Nano 4GB
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Fiji XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
256
Texture Rate
256 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
4096
Driver Support
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Release Price
$649.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
500 MHz
Memory Bus
4096 Bit
Memory Type
HBM-1
Memory Bandwidth
512GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
175 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 Nano 4GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The Fiji is a Second Generation GCN GPU. It offers support for HBM-1 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Open GL 4.5 and the acclaimed Delta Compression Algorithm which may decrease bandwidth consumption by up to 30%, in most games.
Fiji XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.


Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM-1 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 4096-bit memory interface.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, and because the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, 4GB might be a bottlenecked and Performance could be better, were the Frame Buffer larger.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 175W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.


Performance
Because the Central Unit's Speed varies from game to game, performance depends heavily on the game being played.
Overall, expect performance similar to GeForce GTX 980 at 1080p and close to Radeon Fury in 1440p and 3K.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 Nano 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 Nano 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
3%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 62% 6%
Doom Eternal 0% 0%
Call of Duty Warzone 47% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 86% 63%
Half-Life: Alyx 4% 49%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 69% 6%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 50%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 35%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 55% 6%
Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Extras
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