AMD Radeon HD 6450 512 MB 21

AMD Radeon HD 6450 512 MB Review

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The Card

AMD's HD 6450 is an ultra-compact card that can be turned into a low-profile model fitting smaller media PC cases by removing the VGA output. While our AMD sample did not include any low profile brackets I'm sure retail packages will have one.

The card requires just a single slot in your system.

The card has one analog VGA port, one full-size HDMI port and one DVI port. AMD's display output logic is clearly superior to what NVIDIA has to offer at this time. Vendors are free to combine four TMDS links into any output configuration they want (dual-link DVI consuming two links) - and use them all at the same time. AMD has also introduced DisplayPort 1.2 support with their new cards which allows the use of a DisplayPort hub to connect multiple monitors, or daisy chain them together.

An HDMI sound device is also included in the GPU. The HDMI interface is HDMI 1.4a compatible which includes Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3, DTS and up to 7.1 channel audio with 192 kHz / 24-bit output. The new revision also brings support for Blu-ray 3D movies which will become important later this year when we will see first Blu-ray 3D titles shipping.

Even though a CrossFire connector is not present, you can combine two of these cards in CrossFire, which exchanges data via the PCI-Express bus.

Here are the front and the back of the card, high-res versions are also available (front, back). If you choose to use these images for voltmods etc, please include a link back to this site or let us post your article.
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