AMD today announced the introduction of the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card, which brings full DirectX 11 performance down to the $49 price point. This card also supports ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming support! Read on to see how it performs!
Quote: "The ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card brings full DirectX 11 support, ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream technology support for less than $60. That sounds great, but in reality the Radeon HD 5450 graphics card wasn't that great in gaming. What the ATI Radeon HD 5450 is good at is a home theater PC (HTPC) or a media PC. The single slot low-profile capable card that we looked at today requires no cooling fan or additional power supply power cables. Since the card is passively-cooled it is silent and the fact that it can do HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio it is the ideal graphics card for a HTPC. For less than $60 the Radeon HD 5450 video card costs less than HDMI sound cards like the $139 ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim HDMI Audio Card that was once needed for DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming. Now with a graphics card like the ATI Radeon HD 5450 you get pretty much all the same functionality plus additional GPU features..."