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  • Sapphire Radeon HD5450 Video Card Review
  • Sapphire Radeon HD5450 Video Card Review


    Card Layout and Features

    The Sapphire Radeon HD5450 is a small form factor graphics card with a large black aluminum heatsink.  Despite being passively cooled the large wrap around heatsink was barely warm to the touch during our testing.
    The Radeon HD5450 comes in a half height form factor which is perfect for HTPC, or even small desktop style computers.  The interface is a full 16x PCI-Express.

    Display connections are typical for a desktop application and feature a Dual-Link DVI, Analog VGA D-SUB, and an HDMI.
    The Sapphire Radeon HD5450 comes with 2 half height back plates for use when you install the card into a half height case. With this configuration you can either remove the Analog VGA all together, and just use the digital connections, or use the Analog bracket to install in the expansion slot next to the Radeon HD 5450.

    If you want to use something other than the stock passive heatsink, you'll find a fan header in the lower corner of the video card.
    The Sapphire HD5450 comes with 512megs of DDR3 RAM, you'll find a total of four chips scattered around the card.