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News HIS launches PCI Radeon HD 5450 512MB

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 24 Dec 2010.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Neonhalo

    Neonhalo Generic 250w Grey PSU

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    I'd say this is a good thing, personally. As someone who builds industrial PC's for a living, customers have a habit of specifying PCI graphics cards. This could very well be the middle-ground between our current PCI choice (Geforce FX5200) and the higher-end PCIe cards we spec... Colour me happy.
     
  3. Sim0n

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    This could be useful for my job, as we require 3 monitors on everyone computer. But with the invention of Vista/7, and its more strict driver policy, you havent been able to mix gfx cards (ati+nvidia, onboard sis+matrox etc). So this has meant we are restricted to using XP still.

    Unless anyone knows how to mix gfx cards easily, because i ended up pulling my hair out after spending 2 days reinstalling, and trying so many different combos.
     
  4. hyperion

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    Would have been awesome if it came out before ion. Still a nice move from HIS though.
     
  5. SpAceman

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    Initially I burst into laughter at the mention of "PCI graphics" but then I remembered the useless Dell Dimension 3000 I'm using as a door stop atm..

    This could help it a lot :)
     
  6. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Simon, Windows 7 supports simultaneous running of two different graphics cards and drivers. That's what gives people the ability to run an ATI card as a main with an nVidia card for PhysX.

    Vista didn't support it, but 7 does.
     
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    I though nVidia implementated something into their drivers to prevent people from doing that?
     
  8. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    so, anyone think that this card paired with a 230 atom could pump 1080p nicely?
    I have my doubts about the cpu feeding the card and the paltry throughput of the PCI bus :S
     
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    Might be a laugh to see if I could get 1080p on an old sff Pentium 2 box :D
     
  10. Sim0n

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    Hi Jared,
    Yes, you can install the drivers, but if you actually try to output desktops on both ATI and Nvidia (for example, you can exchange any vendor in there) cards, say 2 ATI and 2 Nvidia, only 2 screen will work. Windows will then give you a snooty message about the incompatibility to mix the drivers and just turn the 2 other screens off.

    If your using it as a PyhsX card, you dont need any actual output from the card.
     
  11. yakyb

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    great news, my dev pc should now handle 12 monitors

    (not that i need them, i only use 5)

    but seriously this is a good thing the 5450 is a good card
     
  12. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    The error message would likely of happened in Vista, but not Win 7.

    I have an ATI 5870 E6 + 880GTS, with Win7 I can run 8 monitors no problem (6 from the ati, 2 more form the nvidia).
    Win 7 does not screem about the drivers being incompatible, they both function perfectly fine.

    I have even used SoftTH to span a game across 5 monitors using 3 outputs form the ATI card as an eyefinity display in the middle and the 2 outputs from the Nvidia card as additonal side displays to the eyefinity.


    As for HIS, thats pritty good news, I could potentially upgrade my Geforce 6200 in one of my media pc's.
     
  13. Fabou

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    @ Baggpuss
    It's using a ATI for main graphic + a Nvidia for physic that is prevented. While you can use two Nvidia one for physic + one for the rest easily
     
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    If it handles 1080p then I say it's a great little card, might even handle the sims or older C&C games. (thinking of kids pc or a htpc) I still have a couple of old pci cards and an agp matrox card somewhere so would be interested to see how this performs in comparison.

    Keep it up HIS!
     
  15. Delphium

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    Nvidia does restrict the use of physx when another brand of gfx card is detected, however there is a patch to work around this.

    Patch.
    Source.
     
  16. l3v1ck

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    It's good that they're filling this gap in the market. No new PC's should have any pci slots, but people still need to upgrade older systems.
     
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    I thought those little DVI-HDMI adapters were pretty common.
     
  18. Chappy

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    Thank You! ATI Radeon for Giving my HP Pavilion a42d 2002 Edition a Power to Play HD Movies & Non Enthusiast 3D Games. . .

    I this out Already?
     
  19. gcwebbyuk

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    Any idea how many PPD could be obtained by one of these?

    Figuring some of my Folding machines are old P4s with ATX motherboards sporting 4 empty PCI slots...
     
  20. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    Never mind PCI, someone needs to make a DX11 AGP card (please!).
     
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