Reviews and Problems with Asus EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2
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27 July 2010
Summary: I was looking for a video card which would work for Linux. The card EAH4350 SILENT is fully functional. The only problem is that the enormous heat sink covers up a regular PCI slot (in addition to the PCIexpress where the card is plugged in). Of course the card needs to be cooled somehow; it is unlikely that the CPU fan helps cooling, because the card's PC board pretty much prevents circulation to the heat sink.
Good card for HTPC, don't expect too much out of it though
J. Cook "reader sometimes", Amazon
25 July 2010
Summary: System setup: AMD single core 2.19 GHZ 2 Gig of ram used for HTPC. Olivia 720P hdtv 37" Originally, I had a 256 MB card with a traditional fan. Worked OK until I tried streaming Netflix and playing HD content off a camcorder. I thought a new video card would fix this. After buying and installing this card, Netflix worked somewhat better (through Boxee), the audio sounds great through the HDMI connection to my home theater setup, but the video quality through Netflix was...
Summary: My previous card stopped working. After a tiny bit of research on cards that would work in my computer, I selected this one. I'm not a gamer. I do basic computing. I chose this card because of the HDMI, AVI, & VGA outputs. Plus -- no whining fan on the video card. Two cards ago, in a different computer, I had a card with a fan that drove me nuts. I previously used a VGA output to go to my LCD monitor and an AVI to go to my older Sony 42" TV.
Summary: The overall product satisfaction is 3.5/5. There seem to be a bit of a complication when using the graphic card in a Compaq Presario desktop, no sound is produced from any of the output for audio.
Summary: Great card, does what I expected it. Good for casual gaming. Just played Stranglehold set at my max resolution (1440 x 900) and it was good! However, frame rates did drop a bit during fast-paced scenes. But considering the low price (under $50), this card is a great deal! Also has HDMI port too and is passively cooled (no fan) so it is quiet! Recommended for video viewing and occasional gaming.
Summary: This is one of the oddest experiences I've had. My specs: Windows XP/MCE, Athlon Quad-core, 4Gb RAM (installed), ASUS motherboard. Card is driving a Sony 40" Bravia LCD through VGA (DB15) and 20" HP 2009m monitor, both at 1600/900 60Hz. (Drives both monitors simultaneously with no problem. I don't plan to use the HDMI feature: I don't know how my solution would affect it.) I just received this card, and installed it, and it is working very well. But...
Summary: I purchased the ASUS EAH4350 (non-low profile) version of this, which is essentially the same card, except mine comes with a HDMI port. This is an economical choice for a video card for motherboards like mine that do not come with integrated graphics. The EAH4350 handled Blueray/HD playback beautifully and provided audio-out through HDMI as well, making this a solid HTPC card.