Today we will take a look at the HTPC graphic card from Axle. Let’s have a look how their newest budget card based on Radeon HD 5450 chip will perform in our tests.
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– Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with ATI Eyefinity Technology.1
– Use ATI Stream technology, to accelerate demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC.2
– Enhance your entertainment experience with Windows® 7 and DirectX® 11, play the most popular games online and watch HD video with incredible realism3
– Consumes less than 20 watts under full load, eliminating the need for an external power connection and making installation a snap.
650MHz core speed with 80 Stream processors.
64bit DDR3, maximum memory of 512MB.
Dual-Link DVI ports, supports maximum 2560×1600 resolution.
Build for Windows Vista, fully supports DX11 and SM5.0
ATI CrossFireX™ Multi-GPU Technology
Our unit came in a dark colored cardboard box. It seems every 5000 series radeon made by Axle uses the same box as there’s a removable sticker with a HD 5450 text placed in the lower left corner. Also the specification table in the backside of the packet, which has specifications for multile 5000-series graphics cards supports my thoughts. However the weird thing is, the graph does not have the specifications of the Radeon HD 5450.
Quick look inside the box reveals to us what’s bundled with the card. Alongside with the card there’s only a driver-cd. There’s neither a printed manual, nor adapters but only the card. If this is the case also with the more expensive Axle cards I’m disappointed, but with a card which costs less than 40€ it’s understandable in order to minimize the assembling costs.