Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

Sapphire Readies Radeon HD 5450 Low-Profile Accelerator

Sapphire is ready with its entry-level DirectX 11 compliant graphics card based on the new ATI Radeon HD 5450. The design is a low-profile capable single-slot accelerator, with passive cooling for silent operation. This gives us a rough idea of how the move to 40 nm process helped AMD's lowest-end GPUs. This particular card has 1 GB of DDR2 memory across a 64-bit wide memory interface. As a first sighting, you can see ATI-branded memory chips on this card. Display connectivity includes DVI-D, HDMI (with 7.1ch audio), and D-Sub which protrudes out. A set of low-profile brackets is also bundled. The Cedar GPU bundles 80 stream processors and a 64-bit wide memory interface. Expect the card to be released soon, at a price targeting the sub-$50 segment.


Source: ArabHardware.net
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18 Comments on Sapphire Readies Radeon HD 5450 Low-Profile Accelerator

#1
jpierce55
I have a friend wanting a cheap card, and I think this would be a winner for him.
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#2
filip007
:rolleyes: It look the same as HD4550...i hope it is any better too or faster.
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#3
insane 360
it should be a little faster thanks to the ddr5...but i wouldn't expect too much...

would like to see a review on this site though
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#4
Hitman.1stGame
^^ 1 GB of DDR2 memory across a 64-bit wide memory interface
it's not for gaming in HD , but it will be superior to HTPC.. many people will love it
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#5
DriedFrogPills
didn't the picture of this model BTA posted in the hottest graphics card thread have a different heatsink design? though this one in a HTPC would be more space efficient
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#6
u2konline
I would think the MSI one is the best with 1GB+GDDR5+?
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#7
Bull Dog
ATI branded memory chips???
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#8
HalfAHertz
Really disappointed. I was expecting 200sps/64bit gddr5 for the 5450/5550 series :/
It's high time Ati and Nvidia did something with the igp/low level solutions - even Intel has caught up to them :D
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#9
filip007
Why 1GB junk video RAM, why not 256MB or 512MB of GDDR3 can be a lot better, videos don't need 1GB or games this card is not so why doing this better sales i guess.

Yes Intel is not that bad any more i currently use G31 on Ubuntu and Intel open source driver is more than excellent, i use system 256MB as video RAM on HD resolution and is pretty much all i need so why upgrading with some low level life card?
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#10
u2konline
HalfAHertz said:
Really disappointed. I was expecting 200sps/64bit gddr5 for the 5450/5550 series :/
It's high time Ati and Nvidia did something with the igp/low level solutions - even Intel has caught up to them :D
Um MSI has a 1GB gddr5 5450 card.
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#11
pantherx12
By the way guys I assume the 5 series cards come with high memory as it may help with eyefinity.

Would make sense anyway.
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#12
Mussels
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pantherx12 said:
By the way guys I assume the 5 series cards come with high memory as it may help with eyefinity.

Would make sense anyway.
128MB is enough for a 1080P display with 1080P HD movies playing with hardware GPU acceleration.

512MB would be overkill for 3 screens in anything but gaming. THe only reason this has 1GB is cause it doesnt cost em much extra, and thousands of morons will buy it cause "more ram = faster"
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#13
DonInKansas
It's pointed at the sub-50 dollar crowd, which are HTPC/Websurfer users. This would easily be one of the top cards in that segment, especially at the low profile level.
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#14
pantherx12
Mussels said:
128MB is enough for a 1080P display with 1080P HD movies playing with hardware GPU acceleration.

512MB would be overkill for 3 screens in anything but gaming. THe only reason this has 1GB is cause it doesnt cost em much extra, and thousands of morons will buy it cause "more ram = faster"
Playing 3 old games, sorted!



This if for people playing minesweeper in full HD over 3 screens : ]
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#15
Semi-Lobster
Leave it to the vendors to drag GPU DDR2 from the grave and into the DX11 era!
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#17
Yukikaze
filip007 said:
This sucker is actually slower than HD4550, how is this possible...?
Simple. First, it is a HD5450, not a HD5550, it shouldn't be necessarily faster - It probably aims lower. It has the same number of SPs (80) and runs DDR2 or DDR3 vs. the DDR3 the HD4550 runs. If it has slower clocks on memory or cores, it will be slower.
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#18
TIGR
pantherx12 said:
This if for people playing minesweeper in full HD over 3 screens : ]
Best Minesweeper game ever.
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