Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And DirectX 11
We included DiRT 2 as a DirectX 11 benchmark. Unfortunately, DirectX 11 is irrelevant here because all of the enhanced effects are pre-empted by the medium detail setting. This setting was required to get playable performance from the low-end Radeon HD 5450. So while enabling the newer shader model doesn't cause a performance hit, it doesn't really offer any enhanced DirectX 11 effects, either. Crowds and water effects are turned off at the medium setting, two of the main areas that receive tessellation enhancements from DirectX 11 mode.
Even with the effects turned down to medium, the Radeon HD 5450 is barely playable. Once again, the Radeon HD 4650 puts the similarly-priced competition to shame.
Whats the point of releasing a new graphics card thats worse than older cards? It runs Dx11 but there's no way it could even run a supported game.
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Not really, look at the specs. In CrossFire these cards would cost $100 for a total 160 shader cores. They still wouldn't hold a candle to a single $100 5670 when gaming, which has 400 shader cores all by itself.
CrossFiring the 5450 would be a total waste.
How do you expect it to handle the increase in temps? Even if you got some good airflow inside the case, that won't be sufficient.
They needed a i7 and 1200W PSU to test this card... :)
Useless...Either get a good card or stick with integrated.