It is true that the HD5450 will not be incorporated within a gaming system, however many people may want to casually play a game now and again, even in the confines of a media center.
Firstly, we tested with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, on low settings with V-Sync disabled and the resolution set to 720p – we enabled high texture quality however as the game looks awful without this. We tested real world gaming over a 5 minute period and averaged the results via the FRAPs Professional logs. 2x anti aliasing was enabled.
The game was smooth as butter, and we would tweak a few more settings to increase the image quality a little further. That said, we were quite impressed to see this game playable at 720p, especially with Anti Aliasing enabled.
Serious Sam HD is a popular title with our readers and we felt it was worth an inclusion today. We set the options to ‘low’ at a resolution of 720p (1280×720). We played the game for 5 minutes through the Egyptian level and averaged the results via the FRAPs Professional logs.
The game was again, very smooth and enjoyable to play and it shows that at modest settings, these are perfectly acceptable for casual gaming environments.