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  • phoronix
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    ATI Radeon HD 5450 On Linux

    Phoronix: ATI Radeon HD 5450 On Linux

    While AMD soon will be introducing the Radeon HD 6000 graphics cards, there is still plenty of life left to the Radeon HD 5000 series especially for those interested in open-source support with the Evergreen GPUs finally being supported by the open-source driver stack complete with OpenGL acceleration via a Mesa driver and this support will continue to mature before there is the same level of support for the next-generation Southern Island GPUs in the open-source world. In this article we are reviewing the ATI Radeon HD 5450 "Cedar" graphics card, which is AMD's lowest-end Evergreen GPU but will set you back less than $50 USD.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15325

  • gcb0
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    Originally posted by leif81 View Post
    This seems to be aimed at the HTPC market. Would be nice to see some video playback numbers.
    came here to say this.

    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    As you can only "use" vaapi via vlc expect the mplayer numbers pointless as they do not show a correct picture. vlc needs much higher cpu especially when you switch from xv to opengl (together with amdcccle set to quality), the cpu usage is very high then [...]
    can you please point me to places where i can learn more about this? trying to decide if i use vlc or xbmc-core


    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    It does not work with 12-3, it works with 8.96 beta, but not vdpau - it is called xvba and works best with the FernetMenta branch of xbmc (the xvba branch is outdated now). it does not support h264 l5.1, i would definitely NOT buy the card if you want it for video accelleration. if somebody has got ati cards already this branch is the best to use for video acc but even intel oss has got better vaapi support (for standard xbmc or vlc).
    Does this mean i would have decent video acc with nvidia OSS? i don't care much about power consumption and price, but i'd love to be able to use the OSS drivers alone on my htpc.
    or is this just to point out that ati would be even worse then the already bad nvidia oss?

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  • YAFU
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    Thank you very much.
    I got a discount for the Nvidia GT430 (Just a little more expensive than GT220), I'll go for it.
    Last edited by YAFU; 04-15-2012, 10:06 AM.

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  • Kano
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    This is certainly the better choice. If you can not get a gt220 without fan go for a 210 fanless. The video engine is the same. Nothing is more annoying than active cooling on a gfx card used for a htpc.

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  • YAFU
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    It does not work with 12-3, it works with 8.96 beta, but not vdpau - it is called xvba and works best with the FernetMenta branch of xbmc (the xvba branch is outdated now). it does not support h264 l5.1, i would definitely NOT buy the card if you want it for video accelleration. if somebody has got ati cards already this branch is the best to use for video acc but even intel oss has got better vaapi support (for standard xbmc or vlc).
    Thank you.
    I have no intention to start a flame in this thread of ATI. But my budget is only enough for the ATI 5450 or Nvidia GT220. Do you recommend me the GT220 instead of the ATI 5450 for GNU/Linux?

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  • Kano
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    It does not work with 12-3, it works with 8.96 beta, but not vdpau - it is called xvba and works best with the FernetMenta branch of xbmc (the xvba branch is outdated now). it does not support h264 l5.1, i would definitely NOT buy the card if you want it for video accelleration. if somebody has got ati cards already this branch is the best to use for video acc but even intel oss has got better vaapi support (for standard xbmc or vlc).

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  • YAFU
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    Ok, thanks.
    But before buy the Radeon HD 5450 I need you to tell me if currently on GNU/Linux 5450 supports GPU video acceleration with the proprietary drivers and/or OpenSource driver through VDPAU.
    Thank you.

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  • chithanh
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    AMD rebranded the HD5450 as HD7350 and is selling to OEMs still. The most recent fglrx supports everything from HD2400 and up.

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  • Panix
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    Originally posted by YAFU View Post
    A couple of questions:
    Has AMD/ATI stopped supporting this model?
    The last driver I see is from 2010.
    http://support.amd.com/us/psearch/Pa...ords=&items=20
    What model series should I choose in ATI driver site?

    Radeon HD 5450 support GPU acceleration currently in GNU/Linux?

    Really, Do you recommend to me a ATI for GNU/Linux, or better a Nvidia with similar characteristics (g210, gt220)?
    Sorry for my English.
    I'm always wondering if AMD will support their cards.

    I would recommend you pick a budget and then get a corresponding card. That's what I'll do.

    The HD 5450 is pretty cheap but it's a HTPC card and there's comparable, newer cards that might be of interest to you.

    The latest official driver is here, I believe:
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English

    Catalyst Rev. 12.3 aka fglrx 8.95

    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...ded_linux.aspx

    http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...ivers-Seep-Out

    If you go with AMD/ATI, at the very least, you will have confusion.

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  • YAFU
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    A couple of questions:
    Has AMD/ATI stopped supporting this model?
    The last driver I see is from 2010.
    http://support.amd.com/us/psearch/Pa...ords=&items=20
    What model series should I choose in ATI driver site?

    Radeon HD 5450 support GPU acceleration currently in GNU/Linux?

    Really, Do you recommend to me a ATI for GNU/Linux, or better a Nvidia with similar characteristics (g210, gt220)?
    Sorry for my English.

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