The HIS HD 5450 Silence 1GB DDR3 Low Profile Video Card would not be on a serious gamers shopping list, it's a great option for anyone looking for a low profile, silent, PCIe 1x, multi-display video card.
Im keen on folks who who blog regularly, its definitely really tough to acquire that kind of perception any other way. Spectacular work.
hummm good HTPC card =)
Just wanted to know how this thing would cope with 1080p movies etc? I'm looking for a cheap low profile card that could handle use as a HTPC.
Can I guess where you got it?
$5 with rebate...
wouldnt be funny if you could crossfire these. i know some guy would load up his pc with 6 or more 5450 cards and try and play crysis and hopefully put it up on youtube.
Good thing it has a VGA port, so I don't have to use a VGA to DVI d-o-n-g-l-e, if I had this card of course.
I had to put dashes in the word, because it was starred out...
I know some of you have been wondering about the 6900 series video cards and when I'll be reviewing them. Well, I just got word from HIS have they are indeed sending 6900 series video cards for my review :) Not sure when, but it should be late Dec. 2010 or Jan. 2011.
I could certainly create my own game that makes use of AMD Radeon HD 5450 and DirectX 11. Tesselation could be very useful.
It would be great, though, if there are games out there that could make use of DirectX 11 and HD 5450. It's something that everyone out there with that cheap card could play games at 1920x1080 as long as it does not target hardcore gamers--something in the level of Final Fantasy X or XII in the graphics department.
Hmm, maybe... I'm not sure.
I good review, but there is something I have to nag about ^^'
Crossfire, DirectX 11 and all the other special features are maybe good, but not usefull for this card because it's too weak.
If one HD 5450 is not enough you'd better get a HD 5550 with passive cooling. If you want to make use of DX 11 features you DEFINITELY need a stronger video card.
I noticed that you said that gamers won't have a second look at this video card, but you could have additionally pointed out at the end of the video that this video card is ment for HTPCs (and actually for nothing else) and maybe for people who want to use Software which does not require a lot of computing power (like eg. Audacity) on more than one screen (which (so far) can't be provided using chipset graphics)
No offense, but this video card is a bit obsolete. Plus, not many people including me will buy this video card. Why waste your time reviewing this card, when majority of people were more focused on mid range card or high end card?
For a gaming perspective, you are 100% percent, but if you are looking for a for a low profile, silent, PCIe 1x, multi-display video card it isn't.
This question is actually a good one.
I would like to know how this video card performs compared to chipsetgraphics and CPU-GPU combos like them from Intel or the upcoming combos from AMD.
Sometimes the in the chipset integrated graphic is enough but if you want to use more than one display you need such a card. And not all programs need the processingpower but rather make use of more space on your screen.
I am in the middle of a budget build for the mother, is any online retailer selling this??? I would prefer this card over the zotac ion pci express x1 card on the market.
Thanks for the brilliant review once again, Rodney, you are 100% kickass!
I noticed an error in the review you talked about the thing included in the box!
You said it was a DVI To VGA
But in the Unboxing Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXLCPTO2pG4&feature=sub)
You said it was a DVI To HDMI, which it is!
DVI to HDMI, I will correct this.
It is DVI to HDMI as you can see in the unboxing video.
Video Review will be posted later today :)
I was actually looking at this card over the last while. I have an older Mobo with PCI 1x so I could go for something like this. My current card is a really old 128MB card. I can't do a lot of things with it. I might go for this depending on the review.
Thanks for posting Rodney!
why are you unboxing 5450 card when there are 6970 and 6950 to unbox... why is it that u r not unboxing the latest product on lunch day... why is HIS sending u 5450 instead of 69xx???
this happened when the 68xx was released too...
NO need to panic, HIS will hopefully be sending me the newer 6900 series video cards soon :)
ehh, this wasn't exactly the graphics card review I expected to be seeing today... HIS got anything else headed your way? :D
Not to worry, HIS will hopefully be sending me the newer 6900 series video cards soon.
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