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Sapphire HD 5450 512MB Review



World of Warcraft:

Something we normally do not do is look at the mainstream or casual gaming segment when testing video cards. To test the mainstream gaming value of the HD 5450 I installed WOW and took a stroll around one of the most popular online virtual worlds ever. This game has remained a extremely popular MMORPG since its release and is a good example the type of games that the HD 5450 should be able to easily handle. During the testing there was a large battle going on in the village of Goldshire. With the battle raging, I was able to test the performance in WOW with around 15 to 25 characters on the screen for the time I was recording the FPS.



  • Game settings to default except resolutions









As you can see, WOW is easily playable on the HD5450, even with resolutions all the way up to 1920x1200. There is some value for casual gaming segment that should prove fruitful with this kind of game.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Closer Look: (Drivers & Programs)
  4. Closer Look: (Catalyst Control Panel)
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Far Cry 2
  8. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  9. Testing: Darkest of Days
  10. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  11. Testing: Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War II
  12. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  13. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  14. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  15. Testing: 3DMark 06
  16. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Mainstream game testing: World of Warcraft
  18. Conclusion
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