Overall Score 4.6  

First we have AIDA64 Engineer and the GPU memory performance. We have pitched it against its Fiji family for comparison. The Nano is coming in third place for the memory tests, which is a little surprising considering the specifications, but not when you consider the size of the card.

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nano AIDA GPU | amCharts


According to the internet, the Nano has both a power limiter and temperature limiter which will kick in and slow things down, reducing performance and temperature.

We saw no major heat issues with this card, and so you may think this is purely a performance thing, but think about it, it is managing itself a little more intimately than some other cards, and so you will not get heat issues. A little more chicken and egg design features rather than lacklustre performance.

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nano AIDA FLOPS | amCharts


For GFLOPS, more of the same, though the little Nano is in second place, where we hoped it would be.

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nano AIDA Mandel | amCharts


Second place again, good stuff.

Sapphire Radeon R9 Nano Unigine Heaven | amCharts


The picture for the Nano is becoming clear with the Unigine Heaven and some of the other synthetic tests. It’s going to be a second place contender in the Fiji range, but sometimes it may drop down due to its performance heat mapping, but it’s only a small drop so far.

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