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Earlier today, AMD announced the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card – the latest addition to the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series of graphics cards.
The ATI Radeon HD 5450 will cost less than $60 (USD) for a 512MB memory configuration and supporting DirectX 11 making it one sweet deal if you’re looking for a DirectX 11 graphics card for your Windows 7 PC.
The Radeon HD 5450 offers entry level performance and ultra-low power consumption and also supports AMD’s multi-monitor technology called ATI Eyefinity and their ATI Stream technology. There will be variations of this card depending on partner offers including passive cooling models or whisper-quiet, single slot fan-cooled models.
This graphics card is perfect for someone putting together a home theater PC (HTPC) with Windows 7 as it comes with features like HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
For a complete list of specs on the ATI Radeon HD 5450, click here.
Nice card, I like the passive cooling, HDMI and great price point. The passive cooling is definitely a plus, my old desktop is a P4 and has a beast of a fan and is quite noisy which I am sure isn't good for my hearing.
Does that card take two slots? The pic and heat sink make it appear the answer is yes.
Does the heat sink bite? Looks like a venus fly trap on roids. :-)
Very low performance for that price.
Looks nice! I've been looking for a nice replacement for the graphics card in my old computer which currently has an ATI Radeon 2400 HD Pro. This should be a nice replacement for that!
Sounds like a decent way to make a two-four year old computer into a high powered media center, if you can find a copy of Windows 7 Home for $50 or less (sadly a lot of those deals are time limited when they shouldn't be). Throw in a tuner, and you got a budget media PC.
@ComptactDistance - have you checked out the specs? Looks like a pretty decent graphics card. I'm going to try and get my hands on one and will give DiRT 2 a spin on it - which is a DX11 game.
It may support DX11, but will it have the horsepower to run DX11 games at an acceptable framerate/picture quality? I doubt it.