The Radeon R9 Nano, which chipmaker AMD announced this week, delivers high-end gaming in a card that fits in smaller, less power-hungry systems. At a chip conference earlier this week, AMD talked about the development of the new memory technology behind it.
By John Morris for Laptops & Desktops | August 28, 2015
by Ryan Smith on August 28, 2015 3:30 PM EST
Back in June when AMD launched the Radeon 300 series, AMD made the unusual move of only releasing refresh SKUs for around half of their products. While the 390 series saw the release of the vanilla 390 and 390X parts, the 380, 370, and 360 were all released with just one SKU respectively. Furthermore all three parts were the second-tier configurations for their respective GPUs, each packing a partially disabled GPU. At the time we suspected that AMD was simply holding back some SKUs to avoid flooding the market all at once and to release those SKUs at a more convenient opportunity, and it looks like this is indeed the case.
Alongside yesterday’s R9 Nano unveil, AMD also quietly launched the R9 370X. The unexpectedly quiet launch of the SKU is due to the fact that AMD is only releasing it on a regional basis, at least for the time being. As reported by PCWorld, who received confirmation from AMD, the R9 370X is only going to be available in China at this time.
The China-only launch of the R9 370X comes shortly after the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 950, a card that we expect will be especially popular in China given pricing, economics, and the specific popularity of free-to-play games in that market. As a result, AMD releasing a China-only SKU, while not normal, is not without merit since it’s likely going to be China and the greater APAC region where the real fight over sales volume for this class of parts will be. Still, we also expect that R9 370X will eventually come to North America, similar to how AMD rolled out some of the 200 series SKUs.
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The newly-released display driver includes the improvements and fixes provided in AMD’s Catalyst 15.7.1
Just now, AMD has announced the availability of a new Catalyst graphics package, namely version 15.20.1062.1005, which includes support for Oculus 0.7 SDK on Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 platforms, both 32- and 64-bit variants.
In terms of compatible GPUs, this update is suitable only for certain models of AMD’s desktop, all-in-one, APU, and mobility product family. Considering this aspect, prior to initiating the installation, make sure to carefully check whether your configuration is supported or not by this release.
As for applying the 15.20.1062.1005 version, simply save the downloadable package, run it, wait for all files required for the installation to be extracted, and follow all instructions displayed on screen for a successful update.
In addition to that, once finished, it would be a good idea to reboot your computer in order to allow all changes to take effect properly. If this task isn’t requested automatically by the wizard, make sure to carry it out manually.
Last but not least, bear in mind that trying to install these packages on other OSes or computers including an unsupported GPU series isn’t recommended and might lead to various corruptions.
With this in mind, download AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver 15.20.1062.1005, install it on your computer, and constantly check our website in order to stay “updated one minute ago.”
By Lee JacksonAugust 28, 2015 9:10 am EDT
When we screened the Jefferies coverage list we found three stocks rated Buy that could have huge upside potential. With the exception of one, they are probably only suited for extremely aggressive accounts.
Wall Street seems pretty much evenly split here between bankruptcy and a buyout. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD has had a roller-coaster ride the past couple of years, with analysts very on and off again on the company as it continues to try and remake itself.
The Jefferies team met with AMD management, which was very positive on virtual reality (VR) applications. AMD believes that the first applications that get traction will be consumer games, which makes sense. LiquidVR is AMD’s virtual reality development kit, which it developed to make VR as comfortable as possible by reducing latency and enabling smooth and high frame rates.
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So it looks like we have the first independent confirmation about AMD Radeon's exact node. TSMC will be manufacturing the next generation AMD ...
Aug 26, 2015Richard Hay
As a tech person I read release notes on a regular basis and some companies still provide details about what has been updated and fixed in these documents.
One set of release notes I read earlier today were those accompanying the new Intel RealSense Depth Camera Manager (DCM) software that was updated yesterday and fixed an issue with slow recovery from sleep mode and hibernation.
After that article went live one of our regular commenters asked about the Intel only requirement for running the camera and I repeated in my answer exactly what the release notes state:
4th generation (code named Haswell ) i3, i5, i7 or later Intel® Core™ processor
This has been good enough for me ever since Windows 10 and the DCM software were updated to use the camera for Windows Hello.
Today I decided to go ahead and plug the camera into a USB 3.0 port and install the updated DCM software to see if it will work on my AMD based home built system.
To my surprise it works although there are a couple of quirks with the setup.
First the camera it uses during setup is not the RGB, like it does on an Intel based system, but the Infared camera. That is why the setup image looks a little strange below.
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The first official performance numbers of the AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card have been leaked by Videocardz. The benchmarks show the Radeon R9 Nano pitted against the GeForce GTX 970 Mini which it manages to outperform in all the gaming titles. The Radeon R9 Nano going to be the latest graphics card, featuring AMD’s Fiji GPU core and HBM architecture in a compact Mini-ITX design.
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AMD will unveil their latest Radeon R9 Nano graph
Now we certainly can’t talk about performance figures at the moment but we can tell you the exact specifications featured underneath the hood of AMD’s R9 Nano graphics card.
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Final Specifications Unveiled – Greatest Mini-ITX Card Ever Built
As the older posts said, the Radeon R9 Nano is based on the full fat Fiji GPU core. The design is by no means cut down and its amazing how the Fiji GPU runs so well on a design this compact. Based on the 28nm HPX process, the Radeon R9 Nano features 64 compute units which have 64 stream processors per CU, these round up to a total of 4096 stream processors which is the same core count featured on the flagship R9 Fury X graphics card. The card comes with 256 texture mapping units and 64 raster operation units. While the Radeon R9 Fury X has a compute performance of 8.6 TFlops with its 1050 MHz engine clock, the Radeon R9 Nano comes with a total compute performance of 8.19 TFlops with its 1000 MHz engine clock.
The 1000 MHz clock speed for the Radeon R9 Nano is quite impressive indeed as this package as a whole is 175 Watts that is 100W less than the Radeon R9 Fury X (275W). The Radeon R9 Nano is designed to feature greater performance efficiency numbers compared to both Radeon R9 290X and the Radeon R9 Fury X which it achieve with ease. Now here’s the scene, the Radeon R9 Nano has a total board power that is limited to 175W, pumped through a single 8-Pin connector. The GPU isn’t necessarily working at 1000 MHz all the time, the core clock can be optimized based on the needs of applications and games.
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