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Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E only £34.05 delivered @ Aria

£34.05 @ Aria PC
Immerse yourself in the world of HD with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series GPUs.1 Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies with advanced display quality and Dolby® TrueHD surround sound over HDMI 1.3a for an…
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Immerse yourself in the world of HD with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series GPUs.1 Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies with advanced display quality and Dolby® TrueHD surround sound over HDMI 1.3a for an immersive HD entertainment experience.1,2 Enjoy the best of both worlds with the evolutionary platform independent graphics switching technology for maximum battery life or maximum performance.3 Take the lead in the latest HD games and DirectX® 11 applications with dramatic HD gaming performance delivering incredible visual realism for mainstream gaming on-the-go.1 Get more than just gaming performance out of your GPU with ATI Stream technology and accelerate demanding applications with the awesome processing power of the GPU and get more done in less time

Features
- Core Clock: 650MHz
- Memory: 512MB GDDR3
- Memory Clock: 1333MHz (Effective)
- Processing Cores: 80
- Low profile design with low profile bracket bundled could fit end user's demand of mini pc
- Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.1
- Display Connectors: 1 VGA, 1 Dual-Link DVI-I & 1 HDMI
- HDCP Capable
- DirectX 11 Support
- OpenGL 3.2 Support
- ATI CrossFireX Ready
- ATI Avivo HD
- ATI Stream Technology
- Warranty: 1 Years
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#1
Is this for low profile pc or can it fit a normal casing
#2
jovanwhite
Is this for low profile pc or can it fit a normal casing


Typically normal casing, however you can chop the vga connector off and install it in low profile PCs as a cheap solution for low profile card slots.
#3
It'll fit easily in a normal PC. They usually come with a bracket that you replace for a half-depth case.
#4
- Low profile design with low profile bracket bundled could fit end user's demand of mini pc


I have one of these (or a 5550??) in my machine, low profile and its surprisingly fast.

Run wow at over 60 fps.
#5
jovanwhite
Is this for low profile pc or can it fit a normal casing


It will come with a low profile bracket. One giveaway is that the VGA port is on a "ribbon cable" which means that when you use the low profile bracket, that is the port that is left off. You can of course use a DVI to VGA adaptor so you can still connect it to a VGA monitor/TV when in low profile mode.
#6
thanks everyone
#7
This or the 4670 better?
#8
BishBoshUK
I have one of these (or a 5550??) in my machine, low profile and its surprisingly fast.

Run wow at over 60 fps.


How big is the heat sink? Does it take two slots or can you get another card in?
#9
Will this do hardware decoding of HD movies (1080p mkv, blu ray rips, etc.)?

I am looking for a solution for a mate who has got a single core processor and wants to do it on the cheap.IE, not buying a new pc with dual core/quad core processor.

:EDIT: After looking at the state of play, it seems that hardware decoding via the GPU is complicated and hit and miss.

Perhaps not then.
#10
benchmarks?
#11
bingowings85
benchmarks?


Its slow - slower than an 8600 Gt, but better than most built in graphics chipsets (i.e. non dedicated)

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
#12
BishBoshUK
I have one of these (or a 5550??) in my machine, low profile and its surprisingly fast.

Run wow at over 60 fps.


The 5570 is a quite different beast and at least twice as fast as this.

Toybhoy
This or the 4670 better?


The 4670, this is probably less than half the speed.

This is the lowest card in the range and like all low-end cards abysmal value for money if you want processing power from it (e.g. gaming), you're far better off spending twice as much (£80) on something like a Radeon 4850 which will give you four to five times the performance.

This is similar to the £22 4350 posted recently, although this should have support for three monitors rather than two.
#13
better with a hd3850 off the bay, for same money and twice as fast
#14
I got this card last week it does not come with a low profile bracket it only takes up one slot with the heatsink got a x-fi soundcard in the next slot below it.
It comes in a small box the size of 2 DVD cases stacked
#15
FUZZCHOPZ
I got this card last week it does not come with a low profile bracket it only takes up one slot with the heatsink got a x-fi soundcard in the next slot below it.
It comes in a small box the size of 2 DVD cases stacked


Was it definitely this one that you got? The description says it comes with a low-profile bracket bundled... :?:

Really tempted by one of these, but would need the low-profile bracket.

Cheers
#16
hughwp
better with a hd3850 off the bay, for same money and twice as fast


And three times the power consumption.
#17
EndlessWaves
And three times the power consumption.


Which is why the 4650 exists for about a tenner more and twice the performance too. This is strictly a HTPC and old game card. As has been said the lowest and highest cards are usually poor value for money when it comes to performance
#18
This card is not worth the money you can have a card with 2x [erformance for a xtra tenner as already stated . Dont waste ur money. You need to be looking at 4850 to get decent game play ect.
banned#19
ATI 5xxx series card are able to decode HD audio which the 4 and 3 series cannot. If you use your HTPC for movies (not games) this is a very cheap alternative to a Xonar or Auzentech sound card.
Horses for courses.
#20
jmjc0112;7972930
This card is not worth the money you can have a card with 2x [erformance for a xtra tenner as already stated . Dont waste ur money. You need to be looking at 4850 to get decent game play ect.


Is this (4850) the minimum graphics card number to get for some sort of gaming? :)

Looking to get a graphics card, max spend £50 delivered
#21
This one is not really worth it b4b-wise unless it is under £25 as RRP goes.

HD 4650 LP 1GB 2x faster and £40.

GeForce 220 (also LP) 1GB is 50% faster than 4650 – 3x faster than this ***** and costs £50.

If you want gaming and have SFF case/decent PSU – check Sparkle’s mid range (they do up to 9800GT/250 in LP), but bear in mind that those cards use 2xslot cooler and slightly longer than reference boards. GTS 250 512 is around £90 and the top of the current LP cards GTS 250 1GB is £100.
#22
ms01483
ATI 5xxx series card are able to decode HD audio which the 4 and 3 series cannot. If you use your HTPC for movies (not games) this is a very cheap alternative to a Xonar or Auzentech sound card.
Horses for courses.


True enough, but if were really into that sort of thing you would have a dedicated sound card surely, for a HTPC no less!


bookshifter
Is this (4850) the minimum graphics card number to get for some sort of gaming? :)

Looking to get a graphics card, max spend £50 delivered


Best you gonna get for tight to 50 quid right now is something like a radeon 4670, you need a decent 300w+ power supply realistically (recommended is 400, always a bit overstated for most configurations) and a free pci express x16 slot. If you already have 2GB RAM and a decent dual core processor then a 4670 would give you better than console performance.
#23
I brought the XFX version of this card just the other day (for about a tenner more from ebuyer :roll:). It's just about perfect for a HTPC. Windows-based HTPC anyway, not so sure about Linux, haven't tried loading up Linux at the minute. Though I'm pretty sure that the advantages that this card holds aren't applicable under Linux due to driver support and whatnot. For Linux HTPCs it might be best to go Nvidia.

jmjc0112
This card is not worth the money you can have a card with 2x [erformance for a xtra tenner as already stated . Dont waste ur money. You need to be looking at 4850 to get decent game play ect.


This isn't a gaming card.

ms01483
ATI 5xxx series card are able to decode HD audio which the 4 and 3 series cannot. If you use your HTPC for movies (not games) this is a very cheap alternative to a Xonar or Auzentech sound card.
Horses for courses.


I don't think it's able to decode HD audio, but it's perfect for bitstreaming it.

olmer
This one is not really worth it b4b-wise unless it is under £25 as RRP goes.

HD 4650 LP 1GB 2x faster and £40.

GeForce 220 (also LP) 1GB is 50% faster than 4650 – 3x faster than this ***** and costs £50.

...


Both these cards have fans. The 5450 is passively cooled and is therefore silent. It also has other features such as the aforementioned bitstreaming audio. There's other stuff as well like OpenCL support which I'm not sure most other cards support (not 100% sure on this last point so feel free to pull me up on that one). Horses for courses, the 5450 is great at what it does.

vulcanproject
True enough, but if were really into that sort of thing you would have a dedicated sound card surely, for a HTPC no less!


No. This card negates the need for a soundcard in certain situations. This bitstreams the audio over HDMI, so if you have a HDMI-enabled receiver that can decode HD audio you don't need the soundcard. You just hook this card up to your receiver and the receiver does all the hard work, which is how it should be, if you're paying £300+ on a receiver you want your moneys worth. You'd only need a soundcard if you wanted to do HD audio over analog out or something like that.
#24
Hi,

I am looking for a low profile graphics card with a HDMI out purely for streaming HD to a 42 inch LCD TV. Is this card good for that or can anyone recommend one for under £50?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Kev
#25
spaceghost
Was it definitely this one that you got? The description says it comes with a low-profile bracket bundled... :?:

Really tempted by one of these, but would need the low-profile bracket.

Cheers


Yes it is the exact model unless they forgot to pack a low profile bracket in with mine which I don't need anyway.
#26
Kaprikawn


No. This card negates the need for a soundcard in certain situations. This bitstreams the audio over HDMI, so if you have a HDMI-enabled receiver that can decode HD audio you don't need the soundcard. You just hook this card up to your receiver and the receiver does all the hard work, which is how it should be, if you're paying £300+ on a receiver you want your moneys worth. You'd only need a soundcard if you wanted to do HD audio over analog out or something like that.


So lets assume that I have a file with hd audio already on my PC. What player do I need to be able to bitstream it to the AMP.

Will MPC or VLC do it?
#27
danny-mac
So lets assume that I have a file with hd audio already on my PC. What player do I need to be able to bitstream it to the AMP.

Will MPC or VLC do it?


I don't know what MPC is and I haven't got VLC installed. I haven't actually tried the HD audio stuff yet because I haven't got a blu ray drive yet and I can't find the power cable to my 360 HD-DVD drive (as I said I only got it a few days ago).

The only thing I have tried at the minute is a DVD with DTS audio using XBMC and that bitstreamed the DTS soundtrack fine (DTS showed up on my Onkyo 605).

I was planning to use Cyberlink PowerDVD for my HD needs, I've done some checking and that works apparently. Though that's the plan for me for retail blu rays where HDCP is an issue so options are limited (this is also the principle reason I went with Windows, blu rays and Linux don't play well together it would seem).

You'd have to do some checking to see whether VLC can actually send the bitstream. I assume you're talking about something like a .mkv file that's had the copy restrictions stripped. I imagine it shouldn't be a problem, but really I don't know at this point until I've done some checking. I don't download films myself so i can't check.
#28
'Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies'?
Great, so I don't need to buy a blu-ray drive then! ;)
#29
vulcanproject
As has been said the lowest and highest cards are usually poor value for money when it comes to performance


This.

This thing does not even do VDA (Vector Adaptive Deinterlacing – you need 5670+) so not ideal even for HTPC. Yes it is new passively cooled/does audio bitstreaming but features/performance/b4b-wise is easily beaten by older LP cards. It cannot be honestly recommended at anything above £25.
#30
the 4550 performs better than this and is cheaper - gigabyte hd4550 on Amazon and thread on here too.
#31
bookshifter
Is this (4850) the minimum graphics card number to get for some sort of gaming? :)

Looking to get a graphics card, max spend £50 delivered


At £50 for a gaming card you're shooting yourself in the foot since they're much poorer value for money than spending a little bit more. If you're quick you may be able to nab a 4850 from ebuyer for £72: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/621580/xfx-radeon-4850-512mb-65-del-aria

The only time I would recommend spending it is if you're simply not doing enough gaming to make the price worthwhile, in which case I'd pick up a Radeon 4650, with the faster DDR3 memory if you can get it for under £40.
banned#32
ms01483:
ATI 5xxx series card are able to decode HD audio which the 4 and 3 series cannot. If you use your HTPC for movies (not games) this is a very cheap alternative to a Xonar or Auzentech sound card.
Horses for courses.
I don't think it's able to decode HD audio, but it's perfect for bitstreaming it.


You're right. Bitstream rather than decode.

Do the arithmetic! A cheapo 5xxx card or a £100+ Xonar?

Not a gaming card but ideal for HTPC especially for the HiFi purists who want Dolby HD or DTS -MA delivered to their very expensive amps.
banned#34


Not for an HTPC it isn't. I'd go for the 5xxx series every time because of its audio capabilities. Audio bitstreaming is not possible with the 4xxx or 3xxx ATI cards.

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