The HIS HD5450 arrives in a very familar box featuring the HIS sword on a white background. Information is listed on the front detailing system support for server systems and other platforms.
Inside there are low profile brackets, literature on the product, a DVI to HDMI video converter and software disc. The card is shipped inside thick protective padding.
The HD 5450 is a tiny board, which is passively cooled via a black, branded heatsink. As this product supports PCI 1x slots, the size of the connector is substantially smaller.
The card comes with three connectors, 1 VGA, 1 Dual Link DVI-I and a displayport. The VGA connector can be removed to save even more space inside a chassis. AMD Eyefinity is fully supported.
The heatsink is a plain black design and HIS have ensured that it doesn’t overstep the size of the PCB underneath. There is a power connector for a fan, although HIS are passively cooling this product.
An overview of the specifications that we discussed earlier. 650mhz on the core, with 1GB GDDR3 memory running at 500/1000mhz via a 64 bit memory bus.
To test today we are using a Core i5 760 processor with 8GB of GSKILL memory running at 1333mhz. System validiation is available over here. It is worth mentioning that this graphics solution will often be running within a much less powerful system, however for the game testing later we wanted to ensure that the maximum performance figures were documented.