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Andy Dixon
02-04-2010, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/04/ati-radeon-hd-5450-focuses-on-multimedia-features-neglects-gami/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/04/...-neglects-gami/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's rare to see a rumor -- hell, even a roadmap -- pinpoint the timing of new releases quite so accurately, but our earlier report of ATI refreshing the middle and lower parts of its lineup turned out to be bang on. Following in the footsteps of the HD 5670, we have the Radeon HD 5450, which drags the entry price for DirectX 11 and Eyefinity multi-monitor support all the way down to $50."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1265311859.usr11334.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>It's rare that a graphics manufacturer releases a card aimed purely at multimedia and not gaming, but this is exactly what ATI are doing. Say hello to the HD 5450 which is aimed at people requiring a silent, yet powerful enough card to handle the multimedia requirements we now demand of our Media Center PCs.&nbsp; If that's not good enough news for you, then then price will be - $50.&nbsp;</p>

Jason Dunn
02-04-2010, 10:26 PM

Seriously, I wish more companies understood that silence is golden and passively cooled cards ROCK. They're SO hard for me to find - even big stores like Tiger Direct and NewEgg don't have passively cooled cards as a video card category...

Lee Yuan Sheng
02-05-2010, 04:26 AM
I dunno. I would miss some whirring. I was brought up sleeping to the sound of noisy window airconditioners that the split-system ones are too quiet for my liking. So, a totally silent PC is a bit weird.

That said, I don't miss the sound of a Delta 7k RPM fan. I'm glad things are much quieter now without sacrificing performance.