Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review :: Bundle

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

By Benjamin Sun
  • Sapphire RADEON HD 5450 video card
  • Driver CD
  • Sim HD
  • VGA bracket
  • Manual

Sapphire bundles their product in a black box with a picture of Rudy on the front of the box holding a gun in front of an orange globe. The amount of memory on the card, features like onboard DisplayPort, Eyefinity, CrossfireX and ATI Stream are listed as well as the ATI RADEON Premium Graphics logo. The back of the card lists the features and the specs of the card.


Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Box

Box

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Rear of box

Rear of box

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Box open

Box open

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Bundle

Bundle


Opening the box we find that Sapphire has bundled the card inside a brown box. The box contains the Driver CD, the Sapphire HD 5450 video card, two brackets for installing the card into a low-profile case, the Sim HD CD, and the manual. The brackets are used by unscrewing the bracket on the card and removing the VGA input putting it on a bracket and installing the two port bracket for the DP and DVI ports cutting the height of the card.


Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots


Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 Video Card Review Driver screenshots

Driver screenshots

ATI releases new drivers every month. Anytime a new video card is released they issue drivers to the manufacturers to support the card via an .inf change. The latest drivers from ATI did not install correctly as the drivers on their website do not support unreleased products. The drivers on Sapphire’s bundle installed correctly and the card was ready to go. As the card is being released today, the lack of a driver is not an issue and as soon as the 10.2 drivers are released the card will be fully supported.