The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is a unique graphics card that has serious chops on paper to back its market positioning. While the R9 Nano is clearly intended for high-end SFF (small form-factor) desktop builds, we were curious about whether people would buy more than one of these for, say, micro-ATX gaming PCs (on platforms such as Haswell-E HEDT and Piledriver). It also made us wonder if the larger ATX tower crowd would buy a pair of these cards just for their space-saving design and minimalist appeal.
At the "Fiji" GPU unveil, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled a prototype dual-GPU graphics card based on a pair of these chips, and it drew power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. It's probable that AMD could give the chips on that card a similar power-management system to the R9 Nano, and so even if crude, an R9 Nano CrossFire review could give you a very early preview of what to expect from that card. Compared to the Fury X, the power-management on the R9 Nano being implemented on future SKUs is a no-brainer.
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