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ATI Radeon 3450


Author:  Michael Lynch
Date:  2008.03.31
Topic:  Video
Provider:  ATI
Manufacturer:  ATI






ATI Radeon 3450 HD

 

Introduction:

Recently AMD sent us a rig to review and test their new 780G chipset. Included in the rig was the ATI Radeon 3450 HD, one of the few cards that work with the new Hybrid Crossfire. We will be taking a look at the ATI Radeon 3450 and seeing how it performs against our testing. Also please check out our review on the Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI(coming soon) to see how the 780G chipset does with the ATI Radeon 3450. Let the testing begin...

 

Product Overview:

Experience the Power of HD
Experience the power of HD with the ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series of GPUs - graphics processing designed for entertainment and productivity.

HD Video Beyond 1080p
With ATI Avivo™ HD technology, the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play as smoothly as intended; at True HD 1080p. The Unified Video Decoder (UVD) relieves your CPU from the taxing video decode process and enables time-saving multi-tasking. Enjoy quality to spare with resolutions upscaled beyond 1080p for the most processing-intensive content. And with a choice of digital outputs, you have more options when enjoying your digital entertainment.1

HD Gaming Technology
Play the next generation of HD games featuring life-like graphics realism from Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 compatibility. With PCI Express® 2.0 support, you’re ready for games that demand fast throughput. And boost your gaming experience with ATI Hybrid Graphics multi-GPU technology – get an easy performance upgrade when you plug into a compatible AMD 7-Series Integrated Chipset-based motherboard.

Break-through Efficiency
ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics processors deliver break-through efficiency from cutting-edge technology and new energy-saving features that can help lower your energy costs and enable cool, quiet PCs. Be more productive with advanced multi-monitor support and enjoy the extraordinary value.

ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series – Key Features
  • Improved Unified Video Decoder – View and manipulate the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD content with a dedicated hardware video decoder that leaves your CPU free to perform other tasks.
  • Ultimate Image Quality – Performance that rivals high-end HD-DVD and Blu-ray players on displays with resolutions that exceed 1080p – up to 2560x1600.1
  • Integrated Digital Outputs – Enjoy your digital content the way you want to, with built-in HDMI that includes 5.1 surround audio for big screen entertainment and the latest in display connectivity; DisplayPort™ technology.
  • PCI Express® 2.0 – Get ready for the most demanding graphics applications with PCI Express 2.0 support, which allows up to twice the throughput of current AMD PCI Express cards.
  • DirectX® 10.1 Compatibility – You’ll be blown away by life-like graphics from Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 games, with stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.
  • ATI Hybrid Graphics – Combine an ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics card with a compatible AMD 7-Series Integrated Chipset to improve gaming performance and multi-monitor productivity.
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU – Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology.
  • ATI PowerPlay™ Technology – power saving features that reduce power consumption at idle or during low-usage
  • Runs Cool and Quiet – With a smaller chip designed to use less power, your system can take advantage of high-end Windows Vista® features while running more efficiently and quieter than ever.
  • Be More Productive – See more and do more of your work and entertainment with advanced multi-monitor support.
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