AMD teases PowerColor’s take on the elusive Vega Nano

AMD's second-generation Ryzen processors weren't the only thing we got to see at a press event in New York recently. The company had a PowerColor take on its elusive Vega Nano graphics card to tease, as well, and I snapped a couple pics. Enjoy:

No word on specs, pricing, or whether this card will ever be a shipping product, but it's neat to look at if nothing else.

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    • Kretschmer
    • 1 year ago

    If this is “elusive,” so is the Dodo. Neither exist.

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      That’s not fair!

      We have actual evidence that the Dodo used to exist.

      • albundy
      • 1 year ago

      thats not true. She’s on Another Period.

    • Chrispy_
    • 1 year ago

    The whole point of the Nano was ridiculously-binned chips for low TDP.

    If it has a low TDP, why does it have PCIe power connectors that put it in the 225-300W bracket? Even 210 Watts of a Vega56 is going to be noisy on that little cooler.

    • SkyWarrior
    • 1 year ago

    Could this be a ‘miner’ card?

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 1 year ago

      Aren’t they all?

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    Jeez, it better not suck any more power than an RX580 with a cooler like that.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]it better not suck any more[/quote<] TWSS?

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      Vega is actually pretty power efficient when not running near the bleeding edge of clockspeeds and voltage. I bet if manufacturers were reasonable with a part like this that this cooler would be entirely sufficient.

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        Yeah…but even the [url=https://techreport.com/review/32391/amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-and-rx-vega-56-graphics-cards-reviewed/11<]Vega 56 in Power Saving mode[/url<] pulls about 80W more than I'm comfortable with on a single fan cooler. (Looking somewhere between GTX1060 and GTX1070 power usage as a comfortable level) *for comparison, the GTX1060 pulls about 40W less than the GTX1070 in the linked article

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          The Vega 56 is only pulling 25W more than the single-fan 580 in that test, so I’m not sure where your 80W number comes from. Seems like that would be a near-trivial amount of power to shave off, especially if they went out and used specially-binned parts.

            • DancinJack
            • 1 year ago

            He literally says it.

            [quote=”DPete27″<](Looking somewhere between GTX1060 and GTX1070 power usage as a comfortable level)[/quote<] edit: To clarify, that's 232W (1070) vs 296W (Vega56 PowerSave) for full system. That's...quite a bit of juice considering performance is roughly equal between the two cards. And like DPete said, he'd actually like that figure below the 1070's 232W mark. edit2: And sure, Goty is partially right I suppose. It's entirely possible to remove that kind of heat from a 580 or RXV-56 with a single fan, but that doesn't mean DPete has to be comfortable with it, or buy it either.

        • stefem
        • 1 year ago

        It would be pretty power efficient compared to what? sure Vega is more power efficient than Polaris but the whole talks about undervolting which I keep hearing since the first GCN is just a lot of hot air, I mean, that rule apply to any processor. You can downvolt a GTX 1080 to draw around 15W less than a GTX 1070 before loosing any performance, heck, NVIDIA is shipping a Pascal based Quadro that delivers almost 6TFLOPS while drawing just 75W!

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]No word on specs, pricing, or whether this card will ever be a shipping product, but it's neat to look at if nothing else.[/quote<] Absolutely no specific details.... [b<]CONFIRMED![/b<] This day has already seen Intel fall. NVidia is not far behind.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      seems like AMD needs to make some of these available so that everyone can crank up the MSRP so it’s not just Newegg and Amazon making all the sweet, sweet mining profits.

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