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Sapphire HD 5450 512 MB GDDR3

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Sapphire's new HD 5450 seems to be the dream come true for all media PC users. It is passively cooled, which means no noise, can be turned into a single slot low-profile card and includes native HDMI and all the HD audio improvements of the Radeon HD 5000 Series. But is that enough to win over the enthusiasts?

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honestly whats the point? it would seem better cards can be had for the same price if not less :confused:
 
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well the only thing i can think of, hd audio bit streaming...this is one of the cheapest ways to add it to a system...

beyond that, i haven't a clue
 
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hehe my 8600m gt ddr2 OCed gets more 3d05 points
 
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well the only thing i can think of, hd audio bit streaming...this is one of the cheapest ways to add it to a system...

beyond that, i haven't a clue

HDCP video too, but big whoop. The price/perf is at the bottom of the barrel.
 

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hehe my 8600m gt ddr2 OCed gets more 3d05 points

Great. My 2 generations older HD3870 chews up your 8600GT. Whats the point?

I think these cards will do pretty fine in a system that does not require 3D applications.
 
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it's sad that my 2year old notebook's gfx beats a dx11 desktop card
 

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It's a card not for the desktop and not for gaming- it is for HTPC's (as the reviewer did a convoluted attempt at highlighting- gaming bench's are irrelevant). And to put out a low watt, low heat, low profile card that does TrueHD, DTS Master at 1080p is remarkable. And that for $49 a pop is even more amazing.
 
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