The ATI Radeon HD 5450 hasn’t been designed to blast through the latest games at high fps, but rather for the home theater buffs. With very low power consumption and high efficiency the card is passively cool, making it silent, which is perfect for using in a HTPC.
It is also priced for the entry level market at just $49- $59. It fully supports DirectX 11 and Eyefinity multi-monitor support, and of course features a HDMI 1.3a ports. It also supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio making it perfect for a great media PC.
The Radeon HD 5450 should be high up in your HTPC shopping list as it’s a low cost, lower power consumption video card which support blu-ray / 1080p HD playback over HDMI with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and runs silently!