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Minimal power draw.
Improvements to HDMI audio.
7.1 ch HDMI audio with Dolby.
40 nm GPU.
Support for DirectX 11.
ArcSoft SimHD included.
Fairly high price.
Extremely limited 3D Performance.
No performance upgrade over last generation.
No GDDR5 memory.
No support for CUDA/PhysX.
By TechEye on May 31, 2010
At the factory clock speed the two 5550s were nearly indistinguishable, and although the Sapphire card over-clocked slightly better, there's not much advantage to this when you're talking about the mainstream market. The 5450 came in...
By PCWizKid's Tech Talk on April 08, 2010
The Sapphire ATI HD5450 video card brings relief to all those currently using integrated video instead of a separate discrete video card looking for the latest features and support. The requirements are reasonable with a 400Watt PSU , 1GB of system...
By X-bit Labs on March 18, 2010
Finally, the Radeon HD 5450 presents no interest for gamers. But despite its weak 3D rendering capabilities, this card has a full-featured video processor and supports HDMI 1.3a, which may make it preferable...
By techPowerUp! on February 19, 2010
First of all, let it be clear that this is not a gaming card. While it may be sufficient for older titles at modest resolution, it simply can not handle current games. What this card excels in however is regular desktop use and media playback at...
By Ninjalane on February 09, 2010
Gaming was a big focus in this review and while it did okay the performance really wasn't there to consider this a good gaming card despite the price range. The Sapphire Radeon HD5450 showed its ability to handle newer games to the point of being...
By HardwareHeaven on February 04, 2010
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...
By Expert Reviews on February 04, 2010
Graphics cards aren't just for gaming, and though the HD 5450 has its uses, older cards can do most these jobs for less....
By AnandTech on February 04, 2010
4 chips in 6 months reaches its end today, with the launch of the final chip in AMDs Evergreen stack: Cedar. Cedar, the baby of the family, will be powering AMDs bottom-tier cards. Today were seeing the the first of what we expect...
By Pureoverclock on February 04, 2010
The Sapphire Radeon 5450 is a budget graphics card, no question. Priced around the $50 mark, it's not intended for anyone who has aspirations of anything resembling serious gaming. For people on a very tight budget, however, it has a very attractive...
By Motherboards.org on February 04, 2010
As a video card for the enthusiast gamer this does not fit the bill. On the other hand such a gamer will not likely spend $50 to buy a video card but there are other markets than the hardcore gamer. The Home Theater PC owner with a low-profile case...
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