AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450 GDDR3 512MB PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450 GDDR3 512MB PCIe
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Based on 13 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Silent, Displayport, Flawless playing HD material
  • Price, Size, Features, New Display Port Connector, Eyenfinity, Bluray Playback, Quiet (even with the fan version), Cross Fire Support, Direct X 11.
  • 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:

  • Performance, PriceFind more videocard reviews at testseek.com
  • Not quite powerful compared to its predecessor

Expert reviews and ratings

By Channel Pro on 100

ATI finally releases a low-cost HD 5000-series card for media systems. We put it to the test ATI began to release its latest range of graphics cards back in September with the Radeon HD 5870, but it’s taken until February for the range to reach...

By Rbmods.com on

You can get this card for around 55-60$ which is quite expensive on my opinion, when you can get cards that are 1% slower for 15-20$ less. Now if you need a silent card this is your choice, it comes with DirectX11 and Eyeinfinity support so you get...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

What the Radeon HD 5450 graphics card brings to the party depends on what you want it for. It doesn't help general productivity - it might reduce the demand on the main memory by integrated graphics, but this, in our test, makes no difference to...

By TechTree on 70

ATI seems to have hit a brick wall with their low-end graphics cards, as both the HD5670 and the newly launched HD5450 fail to impress. The HD5450 looks similar to the HD4550 on paper and even performs exactly the same, which is surprising, as it...

By SilentPC Review on

ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB: 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...

By DigitalVersus on 40

The card at a glance ATI supplied us with a stock card for our tests. It has a passive (fanless) double decker cooling system. This makes the cooler large but quiet. There are three video outs, a DVI, a VGA and an HDMI. As we’ve seen, the HDMI...

By OverclockersQH on

Well this card is small, cooler is unimpressive, it only has 512MB DDR3 memory, oh yeah and it is pretty freakin amazing. If you had told me a year ago that I would be able to use this type of technology for under $50 I would have laughed in your...

By Tom's Hardware on

Now that we've seen what the new Radeon HD 5450 can do, we can say that it's certainly the least awe-inspiring Radeon HD 5000-series card we've seen. But this utilitarian model was never designed to inspire. It was designed to work, to offer...

By Guru of 3D on

And sure this has nothing to do with gaming, this is all about building yourself a value desktop with a graphics card that accelerates APIs here and and there, and for the money versus quality, it will actually make a bitching nice HTPC card that is...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

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...

By Rage3D on

AMD ATiFor the budget limited, the HD 5450 represents a future proof and competent card for all round computing. It's excellent home theater capabilities are unmatched - currently only the AMD HD 5000 series are capable of bit-streaming Dolby TrueHD...

By Techgage on 95

With our look at NVIDIA's three lowest-end cards just two weeks ago, and our look at the HD 5450 today, and not to mention our upcoming look at the HD 5570, I can't help but feel like I've stepped into some sort of low-end dimension. There...

By PC Pro on 83

No good for gaming but it can handle Blu-ray, and it's cheap and small enough for any media PC...

By PC Games Hardware on

AMD's Radeon HD 5450 is doing one thing extremely well: Being efficient. The power consumption results of 7 watt in idle mode and 15 watt when gaming are excellent. In combination with the passive cooling solution, the low profile and the feature...

By HEXUS.net on 65

The Radeon HD 5450 may well find a home in systems where multimedia excellence, and not 3D grunt, is the most enviable criterion. Class-leading multi-monitor setup and a robust video engine do it favours, and if partners can roll in passively-cooled...

By HardOCP on

The ATI Radeon HD 5450 is not meant to provide the best gaming experience, but it does bring DX11 API support and other features like Eyefinity (albeit useless to gamers) down to the $50 price point. This means that AMD now has a DX11 GPU in every...

By HotHardware on

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...

By ExtremeTech on

Yes, the 5450 has support for DirectX 11 and Eyefinity. But its gaming performance is so dismal—even at the touted 1,280-by-1,024 resolution—that you're going to derive very little, if any, practical benefit from either technology. Users will...

By Neoseeker on

Note: we normally compare operating temperatures on the final page of our reviews, but the HD 5450 does not have a temperature sensor, so we nixed this chart. The HD 5450 is a good piece of hardware. The biggest feature in this new generation lower...

By Legit Reviews on

The ATI Radeon HD 5450 might be the best HTPC graphics card ever made. The version we tested today was a low profile model that was passive, energy efficient, and can do DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming for under $60! If you like this article, be...