PowerColor's RX Vega 56 Nano Edition will be shown at Computex

AMD's RX Vega Nano is coming to market as a PowerColor custom SKU

Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event

PowerColor's RX Vega 56 Nano Edition will be shown at Computex

Back in SIGGRAPH 2017, AMD showcased their RX Vega Nano to select members of the press, a small form factor version of AMD's Radeon Vega GPU that is tuned to run at a low TDP.

Sadly, this graphics card SKU never made it to market, likely because AMD was able to sell every RX Vega GPU that they could produce at the peak of the mining craze. Why create a lower-end SKU when you can build higher performance models which are almost guaranteed to sell? It would have been silly for AMD to focus on a low-power, less performance SKU that would sell for a lower retail price. 

Now that the mining craze is winding down, PowerColor has decided to create their own RX Vega Nano series graphics card, taking advantage of the space savings offered by HBM2 to build their ultra-compact RX Vega 56 "Nano Edition". 

This new graphics card will likely use lower operating voltages and clock speeds to accommodate the use of a such a compact cooling solution, though at this time the exact specifications of the graphics card have not been confirmed. The GPU will use an all-black shroud and a single axial fan for cooling, whereas most other custom RX Vega series GPUs use two-three cooling fans to offer low load temperatures and quiet operation. 

Powercolor shows off RX Vega Nano design at Ryzen 2000 event


Those who are familiar with AMD's other RX Vega GPUs will immediately notice that similarity between the PCB of PowerColor's RX Vega 56 Nano Edition and several aftermarket RX Vega 64/56 PCB designs, closely matching models which make use of shortened PCBs, an indication that this graphics card an AMD reference PCB design.

The PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano uses an 8+6-pin power configuration, instead of the 8+8-pin design used by reference RX Vega 64/56 series graphics cards, though the PCB offers space for a higher-end power configuration. This PCB design makes this motherboard design suitable for several RX Vega class GPUs, ranging from the NANO to the RX Vega 64; provided manufacturers supply end users with a capable cooling solution.   

On the display-side, PowerColor's RX Vega 56 Nano Edition will have a single HDMI 2.0 output and three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. 

PowerColor's RX Vega 56 Nano Edition is set to be showcased at Computex 2018, which will take place in early June. 

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