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Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 512MB

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Posted February 4, 2010 by Jake in Video Cards
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Introduction

We love horsepower and we’re not ashamed to admit it. In the case of graphics cards, ATI’s 5000 series products have been running roughshod over Nvidia of late, having become quite popular with the gaming and enthusiast crowd. We’ve had the opportunity to look at several of these DX11-capable cards in the enthusiast, performance, and mainstream segment, and these cards have proved to be impressive in terms of technology and sheer horsepower. However, we know that not everyone is a hardcore gamer or enthusiast, and there is a large consumer market out there that need something very affordable. As a result, the latest 5000 series card occupies the entry level segment, the Radeon 5450.

The Sapphire Radeon 5450 is a very small, low-power, silent, budget graphics card, marketed in the sub-$50 range to consumers who may be interested in something for their HTPC or the occasional foray into some light gaming. It’s the baby of the 5000 series Radeon cards, and offers some great value for those people with minimal budget to work with.

Let’s take a look at the Sapphire Radeon 5450 512MB and see how it fares.

Thanks go to our friends at Sapphire for providing the Radeon 5450 for this review.

Sapphire

Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products.

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