Introduction to the Gigabyte Radeon HD 5450
In recent visits to a lot of the big techie forums I have seen the reaction to new graphic cards coming market all based on how well it would play the newest games. This is a great to measure if you wish jump on the bandwagon to having to have the newest baddest card on the market. Then I saw a thread on a forum where a person posted about the upcoming Radeon HD 5450 video card. One post downed the card because he/she believed it would not play games too well. But honestly can you judge a card like the HD 5450 on how well it could play Mass Effect 2?
One should be smart enough to know that not all graphic cards are aimed at the next great FPS. Video cards are broken down into segments just like anything else. There is the gamer, the graphic workstation owner and many others that have a GPU aimed at them. In the case of the Radeon HD 5450, we could possibly have the best home theater GPU on the market.
The HD 5450 has all the base characteristics of the earlier HD 57xx/58xx. We are not talking about maxing out the screen resolution on your 30 inch monitor or shooting for 100 FPS in Crysis. I am talking about DirectX 11 support, 1080P through HDMI 1.3a and tweaking video through AVIVO.
Gigabyte has sent us their version of the Radeon HD 5450. The HD 5450 is in direct competition to the Nvidia Geforce 210. But cards will set you back less than $50. Neither card is going to make you run out and buy them. But if you are in the market for a ultra quiet better than iGPU than I would suggest you take a look at this new card from Gigabyte. Today, we will give you a head start at seeing just what the HD 5450 has to offer.