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Originally Posted by criminal View Post

I guess it is the way you read things. Didn't seem biased to me. The 970 was overclocked to see if it could match performance of the Nano; it couldn't. Also, the 970 is the wiser choice at 1080p. Why spend $600+ on a 1080p card in this niche for only 15-20% more performance? The Nano is overpriced!

Also for the person that can't read I guess, they do apples to apples comparison at the bottom of each page. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Derp View Post

Your defense of this card regarding this review is misguided. Hardocp gave it a gold award...

" It is difficult to bring flagship performance to this segment of small form factor video cards. Between NVIDIA and AMD the most successful video card at doing this is hands down the AMD Radeon R9 Nano."

The price is a glaring negative to everyone so of course they will remind their readers of it.

Exactly.

Seems that the OP is just trying to grind an axe with HardOCP than actually showing the review as intended.

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In our first evaluation of AMD Radeon R9 Nano we have built a mini-ITX system around the Cooler Master Elite 110 case as suggested by AMD. We have utilized a new MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC Motherboard in a brand new Intel Core-i7 6700K Skylake build. Using the only two video cards that fit in this case we can find out which one is better for gaming and if the Nano's price is justified.

Gee, I wonder why AMD suggested this case? Could it be because they knew they would win against the 970? I think so.

Fact of the matter is, if HardOCP is guilty of anything, it's running a test that was largely dictated BY AMD specifications, and not what the majority of people actually use for a small form factor case ... most of which CAN house a full size video card.

FYI, the CM Elite 110 is $30 after MIR, the Elite 120 and Elite 130 can hold a full size card. The 120 is ALSO $30 after MIR. The 130 is $50 (At Newegg), so the price of the case really isn't a factor. As far as length of the case, you are talking 11.10" for the CM 110 vs 15.80" for the CM 120. So yeah, it's 4.7" longer, but let's be serious, it's not like those 4.7" is worth an extra $300 or loss of FPS at the same GPU price.


Also, let's not forget the last line ...
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In our next evaluation we are going to take it up a notch, include more price-competitive comparisons, an overclocked CPU, an overclocked Nano, and 4K testing in a small form factor case that does allow full length video cards to be installed.

That one, I predict, will show that for the same money, a GTX 980Ti for the same money, and only a SLIGHTLY larger case, will stomp all over the Nano ... again, for the exact same price.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 11/4/15 at 6:15am
post #12 of 101
i think 970 sli would be a better choice than these two in single (performance-value)
unless if you want to play at 1080p
also a nano for 4k, you better go with two then lol
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i think 970 sli would be a better choice than these two in single (performance-value)
unless if you want to play at 1080p

Although I agree, it's not really an option when comparing videocards designed for mATX/itx HTPC's.
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i think 970 sli would be a better choice than these two in single (performance-value)
unless if you want to play at 1080p
also a nano for 4k, you better go with two then lol

Yes, but you can't put 2 video cards on those form factor motherboards.

For a handful of cases that will only fit the Nano or the 970 ITX and not a full size card, the Nano is the obvious choice.

If you spend $10-20 more dollars for a SLIGHTLY larger case, then the extra $300 for a Nano over a 970 ITX makes about as much sense as buying a Titan X as opposed to 980Ti or Fury X.

In fact, I dare say that the people who are supporting the Nano in this VERY niche market are the same ones who complain at the Titan's price ... while ignoring the price of the Nano.
post #15 of 101
i have case that holds two asus mini, the air 240 is a bit ugly but small it does the job
the only problem is the weight
but in the end its a personal preference

the popular bitfenix and the air, almost the same size
Edited by jmcosta - 11/4/15 at 6:19am
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Your defense of this card regarding this review is misguided. Hardocp gave it a gold award...

" It is difficult to bring flagship performance to this segment of small form factor video cards. Between NVIDIA and AMD the most successful video card at doing this is hands down the AMD Radeon R9 Nano."

The price is a glaring negative to everyone so of course they will remind their readers of it.

Exactly.

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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Yes, but you can't put 2 video cards on those form factor motherboards.

For a handful of cases that will only fit the Nano or the 970 ITX and not a full size card, the Nano is the obvious choice.

If you spend $10-20 more dollars for a SLIGHTLY larger case, then the extra $300 for a Nano over a 970 ITX makes about as much sense as buying a Titan X as opposed to 980Ti or Fury X.

In fact, I dare say that the people who are supporting the Nano in this VERY niche market are the same ones who complain at the Titan's price ... while ignoring the price of the Nano.

Yep, I agree. The Nano is the Titan for AMD. Anyone that tries to justify the price of either is just silly.
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I guess it is the way you read things. Didn't seem biased to me. The 970 was overclocked to see if it could match performance of the Nano; it couldn't. Also, the 970 is the wiser choice at 1080p. Why spend $600+ on a 1080p card in this niche for only 15-20% more performance? The Nano is overpriced!

Also for the person that can't read I guess, they do apples to apples comparison at the bottom of each page. rolleyes.gif

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The Nano has it's niche. I still think using the full Fiji chip was a mistake, certainly they could have used a cutdown Fury chip and tweaked clockspeeds to fall within the same performance/power spec.

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Your defense of this card regarding this review is misguided. Hardocp gave it a gold award...

" It is difficult to bring flagship performance to this segment of small form factor video cards. Between NVIDIA and AMD the most successful video card at doing this is hands down the AMD Radeon R9 Nano."

The price is a glaring negative to everyone so of course they will remind their readers of it.

Precisely, the higher price of the Nano is brought on by the significantly smaller form factor.
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post #18 of 101
Thanks to remind me that Nano exists and is in sale. I already forgot.
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Yep, I agree. The Nano is the Titan for AMD. Anyone that tries to justify the price of either is just silly.

+Rep

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post #20 of 101
So they say its really good besides the price and the one section you pick out of the entire multi-page review is where it talks about it not being a good value for 1080p because of its monstrous price tag. Someone has an AMD-themed body pillow they huggle at night.
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