AMD Announces Low-cost DirectX 11 Graphics Card

AMD Announces Low-cost DirectX 11 Graphics Card

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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.

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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.

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  • 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. :-)

  • windef
    4 Posts

    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!

  • yert
    39 Posts

    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.