The Sapphire Radeon™ HD5450 showed its ability to handle newer games to the point of being playable, at the expense of detail and screen resolution. On the flip side for the HTPC user that wants something a little better than integrated graphics and wants to take advantage of video streaming and the HD decoding features of the HD5450 this Sapphire card might be a perfect match. The Sapphire Radeon™ HD5450 has many uses that can work out for lots of users. Then also take into consideration that the Radeon™ HD5450 can be run in CrossFire for some extra, low powered, goodness later.
HD 5450 512M D3
The SAPPHIRE HD 5450 graphic cards offer the most features and functionality in their class with complete DirectX 11 support and the world’s most advanced graphics, display features and technologies *1.
The HD 5450 Series is designed to give you stunning high definition entertainment from your PC, whether Blu-ray/HD DVD discs or other HD sources.*2 Also, you can get an amazing entertainment experience with DirectX 11 and Windows® 7 *3 via HD5450.
Footnotes: 1.As of January,2010 AMD Radeon™ HD 5450 Graphics cards are the only graphics cards under 20 Watts at full load to provide full support for DirectX® 11, AMD Eyefinity technology and AMD Stream technology.
The ATI 5450 HD is the newest card released from Sapphire and was put through the tests from hell! We will say how ever when we did test the card playing back FULL screen 1080p footage this card didn’t even flinch at it! The 1080p play back was SMOOTH AS GLASS! and looked amazing on the 25″ 1080p monitor we tested it on. This card really shined and for the price of $60 bucks you will for sure be adding this card to your HTPC for the small form factor, low energy usage and pure silent passive cooling system. So if your looking for a low cost HTPC video card to power your current or next build then be sure to check out the Sapphire ATI 5450 HD 512mb video card.