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HIS Radeon HD 5450 Silence PCIe 1x/16x Review

Our good friends at Cyberlink kindly supplied the software for our Bluray and conversion tests.

Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 is one of the finest solutions for the Blu-Ray experience on Windows and we found this software to work perfectly with this chipset. We tested with the Bluray Disc of Avatar, one of our favourite sci-fi films in recent years. We are using an Asus External BluRay drive for these tests.

The HIS HD5450 offers ATI Avivo video acceleration which will help reduce CPU load when viewing media files.

First we are testing with a 1080p WMV file.

With Avivo acceleration enabled, average CPU use drops from 21 percent, down to 6 percent, which is a considerable saving. These gains would be even more noticeable with an older, slower processor.

Again, noticeable gains are evident with ATI’s hardware acceleration enabled. This will not only help to lower CPU temperatures, but enhance the multitasking experience allowing you to achieve more in the background, while watching high definition media.

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