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AMD Vega 56 Nano shrinks the GPU but keeps the power

AMD has announced the new Vega 56 Nano, a miniature GPU produced by PowerColor that’s based on the full-size Vega 56. 

AMD is no stranger to miniature graphics cards, and has produced them for years to give system builders all the power they need without compromising on space.

From the sounds of things the Vega 56 Nano will be no different. The card is expected to deliver similar performance to its full sized sibling, although full specs are yet to be revealed.

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Of course, the big question surrounds cooling. Small cards have less space for large heatsinks or fans, and so keeping them running at a low temperature can sometimes be a challenge. When you’re building in a small case which could have limited airflow, having a card that doesn’t run too hot becomes especially important.

AMD’s Vega cards can already run hotter than their Nvidia counterparts, so we hope the cooling design off the Nano hasn’t cut any corners.

We’ll have to wait until we can try out the card for ourselves before we give our final verdict, but with no release date (not to mention price) announced we don’t yet know exactly when this will be.

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