AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 5450, a new budget DirectX 11 graphics card that should be available for just under $60. Some reviews of this card can be found in our mailbag section.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the introduction of the ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 graphics card, the latest addition to the award-winning line-up of ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series graphics cards. The ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card delivers a state-of-the-art HD multimedia and game experience at a value price. Sharing the same leading edge features found in the critically-acclaimed ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series - support for DirectX® 11, ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream technology - the ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 provides an uncompromising Microsoft Windows® 7 experience.
* Cutting-edge technology for today’s software: The ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 graphics card offers great performance, allowing users to get the true Windows® 7 experience with full DirectX® 11 support, for less than USD $60 for a 512MB memory configuration.
* Expanded productivity with multi-display technology: Featuring support for ATI Eyefinity multi-monitor technology, the ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 graphics card helps users be more productive in today’s visually rich applications by expanding their on-screen real estate, putting more information at their fingertips.
* Silent running: Offering leading-edge performance per watt, the ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 redefines entry level performance and ultra-low power consumption, making it possible for AIB partners to deliver passive cooling models to market in addition to whisper-quiet, single slot fan-cooled versions.
* Rich HD multimedia experience: Home theater buffs will particularly appreciate the ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 graphics product. This passively-cooled, ultra-quiet card is a home theater PC builder’s dream, enabling high quality, high-definition home theater experiences. The home theater experience is enriched with features such as HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate media PC.
"The ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 offers consumers another next-generation graphics product from AMD, and further reinforces our price-performance value at a wide range of price points,” said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division. “With the addition of the ATI Radeon HD 5450, home theater enthusiasts and casual gamers have access to cutting-edge features and solid performance at an incredible value.”