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ATI Radeon HD 5450: Eyefinity And HTPCs For Everyone?

Benchmark Results: Crysis And World In Conflict

In order to get Crysis playable on the Radeon HD 5450, we had to set almost everything to low, with only textures and physics set to medium detail. If you want to see shadows in this game, both the shader and shadow detail settings must be set to at least medium. So, while the Radeon HD 5450 manages barely-there performance at 1280x1024, it isn't impressive. Once again, the Radeon HD 4650 shows its dominance over the competition, while Nvidia's GeForce 210 delivers a slideshow.

World in Conflict is often CPU-limited, but on these slower cards, the bottleneck does easily shift to the graphics subsystem. Luckily, the game is not twitch-based, and an RTS player should be satisfied with fewer than 30 fps. None of the status quos established by the previous benchmarks are challenged here, and the new Radeon HD 5450 remains a viable option only at 1280x1024. The GeForce 210 performs poorly, and the Radeon HD 4650 sails past its competition.

  • popaholic
    For the all the idiots out there, yes it can run Crysis, slightly.

    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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  • The links to the article pages are either missing or directed wrongly. For example, the "Power and Temperature Benchmarks", "Conclusion" pages are missing or directed wrongly.
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  • cangelini
    serokichimThe links to the article pages are either missing or directed wrongly. For example, the "Power and Temperature Benchmarks", "Conclusion" pages are missing or directed wrongly.
    Try refreshing the page. Should be working correctly now!
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  • robertking82881
    well those that are not gameing but want direct x11 can pick this up
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  • acasel
    a crossfire config with this video card + overclock will make this article much better in a gamers point of view...
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  • cleeve
    acasela crossfire config with this video card + overclock will make this article much better in a gamers point of view...
    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.
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  • masterjaw
    Passively-cooled 5450 in crossfire = fail

    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.
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  • footsoldier
    Kinda failed product, ATI..focus on price drop plssss! But still, ATI rocks
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  • skora
    How selfish you all are thinking THG only does gaming cards!!!! When ATI cuts the hardware (shaders/ROPs) to the bone, its not about gaming. Its for the HTPC and multi-monitor office crowd and thats it. It's a niche card and looks to do that admirably.
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  • shubham1401
    Lol...
    They needed a i7 and 1200W PSU to test this card... :)

    Useless...Either get a good card or stick with integrated.
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