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ATI Radeon HD 5450: DX11 On The Cheap

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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
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Enemy Territory:
Quake Wars

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is Based on a radically enhanced version of id's Doom 3 engine and viewed by many as Battlefield 2 meets the Strogg, and then some.  In fact, we'd venture to say that id took EA's team-based warfare genre up a notch or two.  ET: Quake Wars also marks the introduction of John Carmack's "Megatexture" technology that employs large environment and terrain textures that cover vast areas of maps without the need to repeat and tile many smaller textures.  The beauty of megatexture technology is that each unit only takes up a maximum of 8MB of frame buffer memory.  Add to that HDR-like bloom lighting and leading edge shadowing effects and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars looks great, plays well and works high end graphics cards vigorously.  The game was tested with all of its in-game options set to their maximum values with soft particles enabled in addition to 4x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars ran perfectly find on the Radeon HD 5450, but playable framerates were not possible at resolutions of 1680x1050 or 1920x1200 with high-quality settings.

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So if you have any inclination of playing games released in the past 5 years on this thing - get another card!  Some people like mild gaming in their HTCP's, but I guess that's what the 5670 is for.

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I wasn't away that card came in a low profile confiruration.... Either way.. you can pick up a half height GTS250 which will blow away the card in this article.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187098

Or you could opt for a 9800GT which looks suspiciously the same lol...

with 512MB less ram and a $25 cheaper price tag.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187061&cm_re=9800_gt-_-14-187-061-_-Product

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Since many of us are convinced PC gaming is all but dead this level of performance has a strongly growing market amongst those that us PC's for other entertainment purposes, video, photography, research,Older games that still have play value .....most pre 2009

Computers have become like toasters pretty much any modern unit can do daily computing tasks well, which frees the consumer on price .....Ego be damned I want something that does the job cost effectively.

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