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    Phoronix: AMD Radeon R9 Nano Launches, Will Cost $650+ USD

    The AMD Radeon R9 Nano was officially announced this morning by AMD and will go on sale in early September at $650 USD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...MD-R9-Nano-650

  • #2
    Must be a supply issue. They should at least take 50$ off for not using the water cooling.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Deavir View Post
      Must be a supply issue. They should at least take 50$ off for not using the water cooling.
      Or they just don't want to sacrifice R9 Fury sales plus make it a premium for the small form factor.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Beautiful. That should be the future of desktop, small computers. Not big cases that are so 2000.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Deavir View Post
          Must be a supply issue. They should at least take 50$ off for not using the water cooling.
          Yes it is an HBM supply issue. They know that they will easily sell out all the Fiji GPUs which they can produce.
          So they should make as much money as possible from it.

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          • #6
            Given how poorly the full-bore version of the Furry X performs in Linux, and that this part is guaranteed to not be faster, I don't see any way to recommend this part for a Linux based system.

            You want a small form factor GPU? Guess what, there are SFF GTX-970s at half the price of this monster that we all know will destroy it in performance simply because of AMD's drivers.

            For example:
            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121912
            Last edited by chuckula; 08-27-2015, 10:05 AM. Reason: Added link to SFF GTX-970.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chuckula View Post
              Given how poorly the full-bore version of the Furry X performs in Linux, and that this part is guaranteed to not be faster, I don't see any way to recommend this part for a Linux based system.

              You want a small form factor GPU? Guess what, there are SFF GTX-970s at half the price of this monster that we all know will destroy it in performance simply because of AMD's drivers.

              For example:
              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121912
              Maybe you missed the part where radeonsi is faster than catalyst now.... so one could expect similar feats for FIJI. Who cares about catalyst anyway...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cb88 View Post

                Maybe you missed the part where radeonsi is faster than catalyst now.... so one could expect similar feats for FIJI. Who cares about catalyst anyway...
                Maybe you missed the part where the Open Source drivers are barely getting to the point of being functional with the newer Radeons and these aren't cheap parts where you can just make an impulse buy and not worry about it.

                If you are so emotionally bent out of shape over this stuff, buy the GTX-970 and send the $300 that you saved to the open-source radeon developers. I mean the unpaid volunteers, not the AMD employees who should be doing their damn jobs without needing extra money.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Deavir View Post
                  Must be a supply issue. They should at least take 50$ off for not using the water cooling.
                  AMD are binning Fury X chips to get those that will leak the least current. Therefore it both costs them money and these chips are hard to come by to begin with. Expect availability to be limited.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chuckula View Post

                    Maybe you missed the part where the Open Source drivers are barely getting to the point of being functional with the newer Radeons and these aren't cheap parts where you can just make an impulse buy and not worry about it.

                    If you are so emotionally bent out of shape over this stuff, buy the GTX-970 and send the $300 that you saved to the open-source radeon developers. I mean the unpaid volunteers, not the AMD employees who should be doing their damn jobs without needing extra money.
                    You have no idea what you're saying. First of all buy hardware with currently working drivers, that rule applies to any hardware vendor. Second of all Fiji's driver support will improve, and by the time it does availability will be higher with lower bins to choose from. You clearly have no idea how processors are fabricated and then diffused and binned.

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