Meet the Radeon HD 6450. This device is the newest addition to AMD’s entry-level of graphics card units. It is based on the new Caicos graphics processor and is part of the Radeon HD 6000 Series.
Aside from this, the new GPU is packed with an AMD Multi-Display Eyefinity and supports the DirectX 11 Technology. It also comes with a GDDR5/DDR3 memory. Specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 6450 are as follows:
- 160 Shader Cores
- 8 Texture Units
- 4 Color ROPs
- 40nm Fabrication Process
- 625-750 MHz engine clock
- 512MB – 1GB DDR3/GDDR5 memory
- 8.5-12.8 GB/s DDR3, 25.6-28.8 GB/s GDDR5 memory bandwidth
- PCI Express 2.1 x 16 bus interface
- DirectX 11 Support
- AMD HD3D technology
- Integrated HD audio controller
- AMD Powerplay, AMD Catalyst
- 20 W (DDR3) or 27 W (GDDR5) Thermal Design Power
- Support for DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, VGA and Dual-link DVI with HDCP
When it comes to performance, the Radeon HD 6450 still could not beat the HD 5550 or the Nvidia GT 430. AMD’s target for this particular GPU are those folks who desire to utilize multiple display monitors and HTPC purposes and not gamers. It consumes less power and has a programmable hardware tessellation unit.
Thus, if you want to optimize your gaming rig with a tight budget in mind, settle for the 60-buck Nvidia GT 430 (which is also HTPC-ready). Otherwise, you can opt for the Radeon HD 6450 which is currently being sold for $55 USD.