Sunday, 3 February 2013

Is Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6450 1 GB DDR3 Graphic Card an ideal choice for playing games ?

For a budget graphic card like AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6450, games can be played but not at maximum settings.  It's a nice entry level card that comes with directx11. 

Some Specifications : 

64-bit, 1 GB DDR3 Memory with 1334 MHz
Memory Bandwidth
28.8 GB/sec
GPU Clock
625 MHz
Graphics Technologies Supported
Microsoft DirectX v11, Open GL Optimization v4.1
Shader Version 5

So should you buy it ? 

Firstly, plan you budget. 

Take your screen resolution into consideration. If it's a  smaller screen like 1280 x 1024 to 1600 x 900,  then no worries you will be satisfied with its working. Though 2560 x 1600 is Maximum Digital Resolution, it cannot support such high resolution in gaming, you will experience lags and many more issues. Apart from games, HD 1080p videos run flawlessly on this card.

Even if the card comes with a 2GB version, it still makes no difference. You don't need more than a 1 GB version for playing with low resolution.

This model comes without fan, which most people think it's good because it won't be making sounds. But users experience heat problem with this card. While gaming temperature goes to 70-90 degrees, which is very bad for a graphic card. 

Way to overcome heat problem, buy a Cool Master Fan and place it below graphic card so that temperature never exceed 45 degrees. Over clocking is not advisable, because it would give problems related to drivers. 

Here are some of the games that you can play with " Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6450 " card  on High settings : 

Assassins Creed 3 & Revelations   - High Settings on 1600 x 900 resolution, (anti analyzing off)
Dirt 2  - Medium settings, without any lag.
Prototype 2 ( 18 FPS) on High Resolution
DMC4  & NFS Run  (15 FPS ) on High Resolution

GTA4 ( 15-25FPS, NO shadows)
DMC5( High-20fps , 25fps)

Note : On Medium Settings FPS (Fraps) can be improved.

For the Price range which is around Rs 2600/-its one of the best budget card that can be used for playing games.If it suits your budget than go for it.

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1 comment:

  1. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)


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