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XFX HD 5450 Review

jlqrb    -   June 20, 2010
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Testing:

Testing of the XFX HD 5450 will consist of running the card through the OverclockersClub.com suite of games and synthetic benchmarks. This will test the performance against many popular competitors. Comparisons will be made to cards of equal and greater capabilities to show where it falls on the performance ladder. The games used are some of today's newest and most popular titles to give you an idea on how the cards perform relative to each other. The system specifications will remain the same throughout the testing. No adjustment will be made to the respective control panels during the testing with the exception of the 3DMark Vantage testing where PhysX will be disabled in the nVidia control panel. I will test the card at stock speeds, then overclocked in order to see how much additional performance is available and to determine if it can run with the current fastest single GPU cards on the market.  The drivers used in this test will be the 10.5 Catalyst drivers for ATI and 197.45 Forceware drivers from nVidia. Tests will be conducted at both stock and overclocked settings to gauge performance when an increase in clock speed is applied.

 

 

Comparison Boards:

 

Overclocking:

To overclock the XFX HD 5450, AMD GPU Clock Tool was used. This program will allow you to push an ATI graphics card past any software based limitations. So with the ability to freely raise the frequencies, I started by increasing both the core and memory clocks by 40MHz until the point of a system crash or visible on-screen errors. After the cards breaking point was reached I scaled the clocks back to a setting that would successfully run MSI's Kombuster utility for up to fifteen minutes. In the end I was very pleased with the results. The core was able to be pushed all the way up to 812MHz and the DDR2 memory was capable of speeds up to 644MHz.

 

 

 

 

Maximum Clock Speeds:

Each card has been tested for its maximum stable clock speeds using MSI's Kombuster utility. So far my testing has shown that higher clock speeds may be stable in games where GPU usage does not reach 100%, but will crash within a few minutes using this utility. The reported clock speeds are those that proved stable over a fifteen minute test at 1920x1200 8x AA.

 

 

  • Gaming Tests:
  1. Far Cry 2
  2. Metro 2033
  3. Crysis Warhead
  4. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  5. Darkest of Days
  6. Bioshock 2
  7. Just Cause 2
  8. Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0
  9. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  10. Resident Evil 5
  11. 3DMark 06 Professional
  12. 3DMark Vantage
  • Usage:
  1. Temperature
  2. Wattage



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