The Test

Due to our improperly clocked reference Radeon HD 5450, all of our performance benchmarks for the 5450 have been taken with our Sapphire 5450 card. As the board is identical to the reference card other than for using the appropriate clock speeds, the results in turn should be identical to a properly clocked reference sample.

We’d also like to thank MSI for sending along one of their GeForce 210 cards, the N210 MD512H. It arrived too late to review it before this article, but we are using it for our GeForce 210 numbers since NVIDIA does not provide reference cards for that series. You’ll see a review of that card in the next day or so.

For the Radeon HD 5450 launch, AMD once again provided new drivers that enable support for it. They’re version 8.69RC3, the same series as the drivers for the 5670 launch.

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.33GHz
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO (Intel X58)
Chipset Drivers: Intel (Intel)
Hard Disk: Intel X25-M SSD (80GB)
Memory: Patriot Viper DDR3-1333 3 x 2GB (7-7-7-20)
Video Cards: AMD Radeon HD 5970
AMD Radeon HD 5870
AMD Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon HD 5750
AMD Radeon HD 5670 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 5450 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4890
AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 4850
AMD Radeon HD 3870
AMD Radeon HD 4770
AMD Radeon HD 4670 512MB
AMD Radeon HD 4550 512MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
NVIDIA GeForce 210
Video Drivers: NVIDIA ForceWare 190.62
NVIDIA ForceWare 195.62
AMD Catalyst Beta 8.66
AMD Catalyst Beta 8.66.6
AMD Catalyst 9.9
AMD Catalyst Beta 8.69
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The Almost Perfect HTPC Card Crysis: Warhead


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  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, February 4, 2010 - link

    4550 (RV710) was a 64bit bus. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, February 4, 2010 - link

    Images are a WIP. Reply
  • SLEEPER5555 - Thursday, February 4, 2010 - link

    is proof editing also a work in progress? in a hurry to get the article posted or what! Reply
  • sc3252 - Thursday, February 4, 2010 - link

    Is this a test to see if people will read articles without pictures, because I think I failed... Maybe next time just pull the article until pictures/charts are ready. Reply
  • bonsai57 - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - link

    The article states: The Next Step In HTPC Video Cards.
    (Home Theatre Personal Computer Video Cards??)
    Am I right in this assumption?
    If so, then why are the benchmarks more orientated towards gaming??
    Obviously this is no gaming card.
    Please give a true outlook as to how this card performs connected to a TV.
    Is it OK? Is it Junk?
    My intent for this card would be a connection with a plasma display or perhaps LCD.
    Streaming video through the intenet such as Netflix or Hulu would be one concern.
    Playback through a Blu Ray Player on PC another.
    Perhaps my perception of this card and the subsequent review are irrelevant.
    Please don't game a card that's meant for something entirely different.
    Perhaps I have miscontrued the intent of this article, if so I appologize.
  • Sahana Munasinghe - Saturday, March 9, 2013 - link

    According to PC Wizard 2012 ATI HD 5450 Has 1 GPU & 2 Cores. does it mean HD 5450 has 2 Graphic Processors? Reply
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