If you caught the live PC Perspective Podcast last night you heard that none of the PC Perspective crew were terribly impressed with either the Radeon HD 5450 and HD 5570.  Both lack the power to play games better than any newer cards apart from the GT210 or GT220, even if they do support DX11.  You can add to that point with the array of other AMD graphics cards available for as little as $20.  As HTPC cards, they both excel, especially the HD5450 and its passive cooling system.  You can also consider this a very cheap way to add multiple monitor support to a system that you don’t plan on gaming with.  Catch Ryan’s full review for more details.

“Either way, if you are in the market for a low-end graphics card for an upgrade over an integrated graphics solution or for a new HTPC then the Radeon HD 5450 and HD 5570 will likely fit the bill pretty nicely. My favorite is probably the HD 5450 with its completely silent passive cooling solution and low power consumption along with the loss-less audio support and DisplayPort connectivity. This card will very likely find its way into a new HTPC for the house this winter.”

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