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HIS Radeon HD 5450 1 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. W1zzard

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    3dmark03 nature is still an accurate power measurement of typical game performance, you are free to make a better suggestion that includes your own data.
     
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    I remember the tortoise coming of the water killing frame rate on countless cards over the years. Also remember thinking when we'd see the nature test like graphics in games and think it took Oblivion to get to that point (and that killed every graphics card out then).

    Before that it was the dragon merry-go-round with 8 lights, after that the 05 elevator, then 06 dragon jump over the blimp ship and finally in Vantage Sapphire ship taking off water.
     
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    Oh you use the Nature part. That is a killer. Yeah I suppose keep using that.
     
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    nice review, i suggest in future for GPUs with intergrated audio that you test the audio as well. Anyway ATi RAM?
     
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    how to test the audio ?
     
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    i dont think there is a true, scientific way to test the audio without any fancy equipment.

    Just some details of what it can and cant do should be sufficient.
     
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    Sometimes I wonder if people actually read the reviews, or just look at the pretty pictures...

    It has been in the reviews since the power consumption was first added. He explains all of ithe reading, the graphs mean nothing if you don't know what they are measuring. This is one of the big reasons everyone is way off on GTX480 power consumption, it will never really consume 320w during real world use, but everyone saw that on the "Maximum" graph and ran with it without actually knowing what "Maximum" meant.
     
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    they ARE pretty.

    and yeah, i missed the fact that maximum was done with furmark - i thought it was all 3Dmark 03 still.

    Still, we asked wizzy if 03 was drawing as much as a more modern program - and he said yes (with the exception of burn-your-balls-off furmark)
     
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    Well one thing I noticed personally while using ATI sound, is that it didn't give as higher performance (ie games had lower FPS). I know other people won't have had this issue or noticed it, but I noticed it because it was on a crap computer when I tried it. Maybe it does effect it but in a small amount. Maybe that could be worth mentioning if you find it does effect it in any way.
     
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    I use the 512 version of this (HIS) card in 4 HTPC's throughout the house- they work excellent. Bluray picture quality played locally & streamed via PDVD10 in MCE and audio DTHD, DTSHD, DD, DTS and lossless WMA all sound terrific and work flawlessly.

    A great card for $40 and have never looked back at the 5770 that were replaced by these. I also see no reason for a gig in a dedicated HTPC.
     
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