Summary: to begin with it was an easy install. Pieces for adapting it to a low pofile box were included. Total time to modify and install was about 15 minutes. As far as performance I wanted sharper video and the HD5450 delivers just that. I am not a gamer and that application would be the ultimate test. Sorry that is all I can say.
Summary: Overall, good card for low end low profile systems. I put it in a Dell OptiPlex 745 , 2G Ram, Win 7 Pro and a small HDD. This NOT a heavy gamer card! It will play only 12% of the games issued in the last year. It works for Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2. The resource is GameDebate.com. Good luck.
Summary: Works well, has some great software for tweaking settings that cost a lot more with some other cards. Same great Asus quality, lower price than some similar 1GB cards. Probably not the best choice for intense gaming however.
Summary: I got this card to replace the broken video card in my brother's PC. It had a failed fan and cooked. Ouch. With this ASUS AMD Radeon Silent series the risk of fan failure on the video card is eliminated and the system is even more quiet. For his use this card has more than enough power. He uses his computer for email, web surfing, and working with documents in word or running applications like turbo tax.