With shaders set to medium and all other details set to high, Left 4 Dead is one of the most beautiful games on the market, requiring remarkably little power from graphics hardware. Even the GeForce 210 delivers playable performance at this setting. The new Radeon HD 5450 shows an alarming deficit compared to its predecessor. Despite this fact, both of these cards handle 1680x1050 quite well. The Radeon HD 4650, on the other hand, doesn't even drop below an average frame rate of 70 at this higher resolution.
H.A.W.X. is another game that looks gorgeous, despite relatively low graphics requirements. But none of the lower-end cards fare well here. The Radeon HD 4650 is the only card that really owns this title. Note that the GeForce 9500 GT doesn't have DirectX 10.1 compatibility and is therefore only benchmarked in the game's DirectX 10 mode. The advanced mode doesn't seem to offer much benefit to the cards that do support it, however.
- A Radeon For The Rest Of Us?
- ATI's Radeon HD 5450 Architecture
- Budget Eyefinity
- HTPC And Stream
- Radeon HD 5450: The Reference Card
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage And Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Left 4 Dead And H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And DirectX 11
- Anti-Aliasing And Anisotropic Filtering
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks