Model NameHIS 5450 Silence 1GB DDR3 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/VGAChipsetRadeon HD 5450 PCIe SeriesASICRadeonTM HD 5450 GPUPixel fill rate2.6 Gigapixels/secStream Processing Units80Manu. Process (Micron)40nmMemory Size (MB)1024Memory TypeDDR3Engine CLK (MHz)650MHzMemory CLK (Gbps)1300MHzMemory Interface (bit)64Power Supply Requirement400 Watt or greater power supply recommendedMax. Resolution2560*1600 (Dual dual-link)Bus InterfacePCI Express x16Display PortNoHDMIYesDVIYesVGAYes
The term you get what you pay for is a valid one. This card is nominal at best. It has 3d advantage marks fair to good with an WIN-XP system and on WIN-7 it suffers. Running in WIN-7 you are forced to use WIN-Vista drivers lacking to say the least. Performance using Omega drivers improves speed and quality but as stated before not a performer for a hard core gamer.
"The HIS HD 5450 Silence 1GB DDR3 Low Profile Video Card would not be on a serious gamers shopping list, it's a great option for anyone looking for a low profile, silent, PCIe 1x, multi-display video card." - 3D Gameman 'Great Gameman's pick'
"The HIS HD5450 Silence is a great card and this version is specifically targeting an audience with only PCIe 1x slot support. The vanilla version at half the price will be a more sensible option for a semi modern media center, but we appreciate HIS are helping to support people with legacy systems." - KitGuru "Worth Considering"
Windows 11 only supports UEFI boot.While booting "UEFI-only" you'll not see anything on the screen with UEFI boot, because the HD5450 has no GOP.You could try "UEFI with CSM", but I don't know if Win11 supports it.
The HD 5450 that we are going to be looking at comes to us from Sapphire and is one of ten models that are going to be release with the HD 5450 title. This card is one of the models in the series that includes 512MB DDR3 memory and comes with a Display port with Eyefinity support. The others versions will be available as either 512MB or 1GB models, using DDR2 or DDR3 with a 64-bit memory interface. There will, however, be one model that comes standard with faster GDDR5 memory and this will be the other model that will support ATI's Eyefinity technology. Even though ATI Eyefinity Technology is only supported by two of the models being introduced, it is nice to see this technology and others, such as DX 11, start to hit a more mainstream audience.
The packaging we looked at previously is just an outer shell that houses the protective cardboard casing inside of it. This protective inner cardboard box is where the graphics card and accessories that come with it are found. The inner packaging has liner inside of it that holds the HD 5450 and the accessory securely in place.
I was surprised to see the included accessories that came with the Sapphire HD 5450 only consisted of the manual, driver CD, SimHD disc and two low profile bracket converters. Sapphire usually includes as much as they can when it comes to accessories, but even without all the extra connectors, there should be enough here to get you going.
The SAPPHIRE HD 5450 graphic cards offer complete DirectX 11 support and advanced graphics, display features and technologies as well as the most features and functionality in their class. The HD 5450 Series is designed to give you stunning high definition entertainment from your PC, whether Blu-ray/HD DVD discs or other HD sources. Also, you can get an amazing entertainment experience with DirectX 11 and Windows 7 via HD5450.
Unified Video Decoder (UVD2.2) is present on the dies of all products and supported by AMD Catalyst 9.11 and later through DXVA 2.0 on Microsoft Windows and VDPAU on Linux and FreeBSD. The free and open-source graphics device driver#ATI/AMD also support UVD.
Codenamed Cedar, the Radeon HD 5400 series was announced on February 4, 2010, starting with the HD 5450. The Radeon HD 5450 has 80 stream cores, a core clock of 650 MHz, and 800 MHz DDR2 or DDR3 memory. The 5400 series is designed to assume a low-profile card size.
AMD Catalyst is being developed for Microsoft Windows and Linux. As of July 2014, other operating systems are not officially supported. This may be different for the AMD FirePro brand, which is based on identical hardware but features OpenGL-certified graphics device drivers.
The 5570 is one step up from the 5450, presumably the minimum any serious gamer should consider. Though it costs only $30 more, the 5570 packs a lot more under the hood including over twice the number of transistors, 5 times as many stream processors, higher texture/pixel fillrates, and more memory bandwidth. All this comes with a considerably higher power rating as well, which is why our reference sample has an active cooler. Its closest competitor from the previous generation is the HD 4670.
It should be noted that our 5450 sample actually does not conform to the specifications listed by ATI as its memory is clocked at 900MHz. Expect slightly lower power consumption and 3D performance on models that adhere to the reference specifications.
Both the 5450 and 5570 passed our video test suite with ease, using approximately the same amount of extra power doing so. These figures may seem high compared to the numbers we typically get when testing integrated graphics, but remember our test system configuration has an energy inefficient Pentium D processor, so even minor CPU usage can increase the power demand significantly.
The 5450 excels primarily as an energy efficient GPU for high definition video playback. As a member of the HD 5000 family, it can bitstream Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio through HDMI, and is easily the most affordable card that can do so. For audio buffs, this alone makes it a steal for $50. If you have a mini-ITX home theater PC however, you may not have enough room for a two-slot card. Luckily, most of the 5450s hitting the market so far are single-slot versions, many of which are fanless.
A lot of groundwork had to be laid over the preceding months and even years before AMD could produce the entire Radeon HD 5000 series of products. Although the GPU at the heart of the Radeon HD 5570 is based on the same architecture as the other members of the DX-11 class Radeon HD 5000 series, the chip does leverage technologies already implemented in previously released GPU generations, so it's not all new. As such, we'd recommend perusing some recent HotHardware articles to brush up on a few of the technologies and features employed by the new Radeon HD 5450...
Radeon HD 5450 Sapphire 1GB DDR3 Edition is a special edition of the entry-level Radeon HD 5450 that features a slightly lower operating memory clock (667MHz, instead of 800MHz) which reduces the effective memory bandwidth between the GPU and the frame buffer. However, this does not necessarily reduce its overall performance under normal circumstances since its biggest weakness is the processing power. However, paired with a 64-bit bus, the overall performance might be bottleneck in most of today's modern games. 2b1af7f3a8