Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review :: Conclusion

02-04-2010 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review

As a video card for the enthusiast gamer this does not fit the bill. On the other hand such a gamer will not likely spend $50 to buy a video card but there are other markets than the hardcore gamer. The Home Theater PC owner with a low-profile case this card is the perfect fit. It offers much higher performance than the latest integrated graphics technology from Intel or AMD, draws less power, has no active cooling and has the ability to run three monitors on a PCB that is the same size as the previous generation HD 4350 card which has the same specs in terms of Stream Processors. This card draws a maximum of 20W from the PSU under load. The Sapphire card has DVI, DisplayPort and VGA interfaces for the monitor connection which brings the most popular monitor connections and the latest HDTV connection to the plate. You can also use HDMI with an adapter. One thing is clear on this video card, while it supports DirectX 11, it doesn’t have the performance to run 3D games with that API and ultimately it is not a gaming card by any sense of the means.