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


    Dirt 2

    Dirt2 is a rally racing game that is huge among the world racing community. The game combines many racing scenarios including dirt and pavement tracks with great physics effects applied to each.

    In terms of technology Dirt2 will run in either DirectX 9, or the new DirectX 11 technology depending on what your video card supports. The DirectX 11 edition adds a few new options to the game such as tessellation and Shader 5.0, among others.
    All of the settings for testing Dirt 2 are set to Ultra low with no Anti-Aliasing or Anisotropic Filtering is used either.
    Even though the Sapphire Radeon HD5450 is a DirectX 11 capable card the harsh reality is you're not going to get those features to work unless you hope for a miracle. When you set the game on the Ultra Low settings you lose a lot in detail but it did produce a rather good gaming experience. 

    It does kill me how some companies talk about supported features that end up trickling down to the lowest end cards. In the true scheme of things like Dirt 2 the card is way under powered in order to us any of these new awesome technologies.