Installed Radeon 6450 low profile video card in an Acer VX480G Slim ITX case
William Bibbings, Amazon
10 April 2014
Summary: It worked okay, but the heatsink got really hot. I installed a fan that blows right on it. Now it stays cool. Improvement over the original internal graphics. I had to butcher the side of my case to install the fan . I also installed a 2nd 300w ITX power supply outside the case, it only powers the motherboard. The original power supply runs everything else. It's not pretty but it works and it put off buying a new computer for a few years [hopefully].
Standard flv/mp4 viewing is not better than my ATI X1300.
James Bond, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: Technical Review: I bought this HD6450 for my small form factor (SFF) Dell Optiplex 745. You will need a plier or a socket screw driver, and an eye glass size flat screw driver to refit the smaller bracket for SFF pc. It requires another slot for the second bracket to hold the vga port if you still need it. The HDMI connection will also give you audio after installing the driver from the Disc, or AMD, not MS detection/downloaded.
Summary: If you are looking for something silent for home theater PC and you won't use it for gaming then this is your card, It's cheap, quite and have HDMI output, If you are looking for entry level graphics card for a home PC where you or your kids might play any games then get something else, because this card gets hot really fast and will heat your whole system too, I got this card for an upcoming project and on the test run it got really hot, just over 80c (175 f) and idles...
Summary: So this seems to be a good card, but just a word of advice, I'm returning mine for one reason. The images clearly show a DVI-I connection which will handle both digital and analog signals, when it arrived, the card actually has a DVI-D connection, which is digital only and requires an expensive converter to go to a VGA connection, which my (2) existing monitors have as their only input option.
Summary: In short, my old Geforce 9500GT had overheating issues, an unreliable fan, and one of those awful heatsinks capped by a plastic dust cover, so I thought this would be a good replacement for a PC used for browsing and some gaming. It does okay for the money and watts. Pros: Price (a bit less than other budget cards) Fanless design (the heatsink seems like actually solid aluminum and the card felt heavy) Very low power consumption (something like 9 watts idle, 27 watts...
Summary: Windows performance resulted in about a .50 increase over the on-board graphics the motherboard has. The extra ram (that was being used by on-board) is a nice plus and I do see some increase in overall performance of the machine.
Excerpt: bitstream audio через HDMI на WinXP не работает, буду пробовать на днях на ubuntu. Покак могу только сказать, что эта карточка под убунту 12.04.1 64bit поднялась без проблем и амд каталист установился без вопросов... Брал эту карту для вывода DTS-HD и TrueHD на рисивер, пока эта задача не выполнена с видео функциями лучше справляется интегрированная видео (два монитора DVI+HDMI)...
Pros: установилась без каких либо проблем
Cons: звук выдается только в HDMI (в DVI звука нет); аппаратное ускорение mpeg/h264 на уровне интегрированого intel G41; HDMI-аудио устройство доступно только при активном рабочем столе на HDMI-мониторе.