A small, cute and tiny product has been released by AMD to address a sizable market, yes today a quick mini-review on the Radeon HD 6450. A product that could be handy for desktop usage and hey now, it might sit mighty fine in a HTPC.
The Radeon HD 6450 addresses the low-level market yet AMD has decided to double the number of stream processors available to the Caicos core over previous products. Now I'm sure a couple of you recognize this product, correct it was launched for OEM usage a short while ago already, it's making a shift to retail now though.
Here are some quick specs on the product.
Graphics core DirectX® 11
Eyefinity displays Up to 3
Typical Board Power 9W idle 27W load
Frame Buffer 512MB-1GB
Memory Type GDDR5/DDR3
Available Display outputs HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2, DVI, VGA.
Form factor Low profile
Thermal Active or Passive cooling
The Radeon HD 6450 graphics card has a 40nm based GPU and packs a very decent 160 SPs, as well as 8 texturing units, 16 Z/Stencil ROP units and 4 color ROP units.
Clock frequencies will vary based on models, ranging from 625 towards 725 MHz. The card can now be configured with faster GDDR5 memory, AMD is now allowing for up to 1GB of GDDR5 video buffer to be installed that can be clocked between 800MHz and 900MHz.
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