AMD's Radeon HD 6450: UVD3 Meets The HTPCby Ryan Smith on April 7, 2011 12:01 AM EST
Codemasters’ 2009 off-road racing game continues its reign as the token racer in our benchmark suite. DiRT two makes pretty thorough use of the DX11’s tessellation abilities, however here we’re forcing DX9 mode in the name of performance.
Under DX9 DiRT 2 runs well enough that we can use Medium quality on most video cards. By the time we’re down to 1024x768 the 6450 is up to 47fps, which is more than enough for a racing game. Once again the 6450 is well ahead of the 5450, albeit only by around 60% this time. The Intel HD series is also quite far behind, with the 6450 beating the HD 3000 by over 50%. It’s compared to the GT 430 and the 5570 that the 6450 falters, as each has over 60% on AMD’s latest card.