Summary: Until now ATI had been very successful with its 5000 series launches. Each product released offered exceptional performance and the pricing for the various models made them very attractive. The feature-set was also very impressive, giving us the world’s first DirectX 11 capable products at each price level.
Conclusion: ATI has really been on a roll of late and the HD 5450 represents the next logical step towards absolute market domination. Within the next month, there will be a 5000-series product in nearly every price bracket which is a damn impressive feat for a company that was simply struggling to stay afloat not long ago. When push comes to shove, reviewing a card like this one meant having to take a step back and looking at our typical methodology in a new light.