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


    HTPC Features

    One of the key features to the Sapphire Radeon 5450 is its ability to fill into the Home Theatre PC market at a low price point. With HDTV's becoming pretty much the standard in homes anymore and everyone wanting a Blu-Ray player, plus a DVR in one system, seems the HTPC has found its niche there. Since then the HTPC has gained a lot of traction in this market, and the Radeon 5450 is ideal in helping power the HD content with better quality streaming video. Plus it is able to take the workload off of the CPU while playing Blu-Ray Discs. That way the CPU can be doing things like recording your favorite TV shows in the background while watching a Blu-Ray movie.
    The large passive heatsink and HDMI connection are perfect additions to any home theater.  Not only can you enjoy the pleasures of HD video and digital sound, but you can enjoy them with absolute silence.  2 extremely important things the HTPC crowd will love.

    Another nice feature that ATI has given most of their newer Radeon cards is the ability to convert files using the GPU. The Sapphire Radeon HD5450 is able to use its own horsepower to convert files to copy onto different mobile devices with incredible ease. Thus making the HTPC equipped with a Sapphire Radeon HD5450 more versatile than ever before.
    Lets see how the Sapphire Radeon HD5450 does with some gaming benchmarks.