ATI Radeon HD 5450 Has DX11 Graphics Support For Only $60

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Well, this is nice: a Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card available on the cheap. It looks like you're not sacrificing much in performance, either: The $60 Radeon 5450 has full DX11 graphics and Eyefinity multi-display support.

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The $60 version comes with a 512MB memory configuration, and you lose a little speed compared to the 5800 and 5600 lines. But the 5450 is also optimized for HTPCs, with HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

UPDATED: Hey all! Took down a video that had been posted here previously, whose purpose was to demonstrate what DirectX is capable of. The 5450 does have DX11 support, but I didn't mean to imply that this particular card would give you that exact performance shown in the video. I clearly see how that could have been misinterpreted, though. [BusinessWire]

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willchellam-old
will_chellam

Wow, what an extremely misleading article. DirectX 11 means nothing on its own, it simply means the card can understand a certain set of rendering instructions.

For the record, yes this card will handle home cinema, but you're sorely mistaken if you thin it will be even remotely capable of rendering images like the video in realtime in full HD - absoloutely no chance. Do a search and read a review on this card and you'll see that you do in fact get what you pay for....