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ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024 MB

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ATI Radeon HD 5450 Review

2 July 2010
  • Conclusion: What makes these cards different to the Radeon HD 5450 is that you shouldn't expect to play games with a card in this price point. It wasn't possible before and that hasn't changed today. Looking at the current market we have the GeForce GT 220 retailing for $60 (512MB) and $70 (1GB), while the Radeon HD 4650 is priced at $50 (512MB) and $60 (1GB).
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HD 5450 Launch Review

12 June 2010
Overall 9
Value for money 9
Performance 9
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

ATI Radeon HD5450 HTPC Video Card

Benchmark Reviews
25 April 2010
  • Conclusion: Looking at the performance of the ATI Radeon HD5450, you have to give up the idea that this is going to be any kind of solution for a gaming rig. In modern FPS games, it was well below any reasonable person's expectation for visual quality. Even at the reduced resolutions and quality levels that we introduced in our review of the HD5670 and GT240, the HD5450 just barely got into double digits for frames-per-second.
  • Pros: Modern feature set, Extremely low power consumption, Aggressive power modulation of GPU and RAM, Best video quality currently available, HDMI, VGA and DVI interfaces on single slot, Cool, silent operation, Truly awesome looks, Very low heat generation
  • Cons: High-end gaming titles are almost impossible to play, AIB partners will probably mess with the good looks
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ATI Radeon HD 5450

PC Magazine
11 March 2010

ATI Radeon HD 5450

Legion Hardware
2 March 2010
  • Summary: On the test bed to my right is a pair of Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire graphics cards churning out over 100fps in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat using maximum in-game quality settings. Then to my left is a similar configured test bed with a single Radeon HD 5450 rendering what can only be described as a medium quality slide show of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
8 February 2010
  • Summary: According to reviews at HardwareCanucks and AnandTech , the Radeon HD 5450, as we expected, delivers poor modern gaming performance, only capable of smooth play in less GPU-intensive games, and even then at lower resolutions than most gamers are accustomed to. It is still a huge step up from integrated graphics, especially Intel-based solutions.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

4 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Those looking for an inexpensive way to add a little graphics muscle to a small desktop tower or media PC will find the Radeon HD 5450 enticing. But if you play demanding games, a larger, pricier card is a better buy.
  • Pros: Low price, Passively cooled, half-height board means models will be available to fit slim PC cases, Low power requirements
  • Cons: Metal cooler is large, Limited gaming performance in current games
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ATI Radeon HD 5450: DX11 On The Cheap

4 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Performance Summary: The Radeon HD 5450's gaming performance was quite low, relatively speaking of course. The card sports a DX11-class GPU, but its paltry compliment of stream processors, ROPs, and texture units, in conjunction with its low memory bandwidth result in sub-par framerates, even at relatively mainstream resolutions like 1680x1050.
  • Pros: Low-Profile, Low-Power, Low-Price, Passive / Silent Cooling, Eyefinity Support, UVD 2 Support
  • Cons: Relatively Low Gaming Performance
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ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 Video Card Review

Legit Reviews
3 February 2010
  • Excerpt: PC enthusiasts have been building and running Home Theater PCs for years and have always been looking for the best video card to use. When searching for the right parts for a HTPC you will want to make sure they have the features you want and at the right price point. When we suggest a GPU for a HTPC, we have a list of important features that we keep in mind when suggesting cards for a HTPC system build.
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Overall 10

ATI Radeon HD 5450 review

1 October 2011
  • Summary: ATI finally releases a low-cost HD 5000-series card for media systems.
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