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ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB GDDR3 Video Card in CrossFire - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

We've got two HD 5450s on hand, so we're going to CrossFire them for a bit of fun.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 4, 2010 11:11 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: 3 X 2GB Kingston Hyper X PC3-16000 2000MHz DDR CL9 (Supplied by Kingston)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 640GB SATA 2.0 HDD (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows 7
Drivers: ATI Catalyst Redwood Beta, ATI Catalyst Cedar Beta

 


While we just wrapped up our performance thoughts of the single HD 5450 review in the final thoughts, because we're testing Crossfire this time we'll quickly give a run down on our thoughts below each graph.

 

Let's get started!

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/
Buy It Here

 


 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

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Even with these low end models CrossFire continues to work very well. The gain is almost 100%, but the performance is still extremely low compared to the HD 5670.

 

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