AMD drops price of Radeon R9 Nano by $150 to make it 'more accessible'

The R9 Nano has been reduced from $649 to $499
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AMD has revealed a new price point for its Radeon R9 Nano graphics card.

The R9 Nano has been reduced from $649 to $499. The firm says at the new price, the AMD Radeon R9 Nano will ‘be more accessible than ever before, delivering incredible performance and leading technologies, with unbelievable efficiency in an astoundingly small form factor that puts it in a class of its own’.

The card launched in September, claiming the title of the world’s fastest and most power efficient Mini ITX gaming card.

The chip is powered by the world’s most advanced GPU with on-chip High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) for 4K gaming performance.

At a peak power of 175W and in a 6-inch form factor, it drives levels of performance that are on par with larger, more power-hungry GPUs. AMD also claims it has up to 30 percent better performance than the GTX 970 Mini ITX.

“With the Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, AMD is enabling 4K class gaming in your living room in an exceptionally quiet, ultra-small design built to excel in today’s games and on the latest APIs like DirectX 12 and Vulkan. There simply is nothing else like it,” said Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager, Product, Computing and Graphics Business Unit at AMD.

“Our Radeon graphics line-up is ushering in a new era of PC gaming delivering remarkable performance, unmatched GPU designs and groundbreaking technologies. Today is a revolutionary moment for PC gaming, and we are proud to add this distinct product to our well-rounded AMD Radeon R9 graphics lineup.”

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