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.
Summary: I was looking for a HD HDMI video card (with surround sound) that would work with an old computer/bios. While doing some research and reading many online accounts, I saw that many cards that are PCIe 2.0 or 2.1 would not work with with motherboards that were PCIe 1.0... Even worse I saw many that said my motherboard would not. I have 3 older computers (2 HP/Compaqs dx2200 and a Emachine W3611) and one of the HP's only had the built on video.
Summary: First: I'm not a gamer. I don't care about getting 1000 frames per second in Gears of War volume 45. I've been using a 6 year old Dell Optiplex GX280 as a sort of "extented Roku box" in the living room. Needless to say, steaming video playback from NBC and ABC, amazon.com and HD YouTube videos was extremely jumpy and annoying. So, I said to myself, and myself had to agree, the best thing for the old Dell would be a new video card.
Summary: The reasoning behind this card only gaining 3 stars is baffling. Just because this isn't a 64 bit or 128 bit doesn't mean this card isn't good! For any computer running with a 32 bit architecture, this card fits! This was the highest recommended card for my ASUS motherboard and they work pretty much hand in hand. Plus my game's performance really were given a speed boost from the decent, but nothing special integrated graphics. I wholly recommend this card!
Summary: The price is low, but this card only has a 32-bit memory bus and will be quite a bit slower than other HD6450's. I recommend spending a few more dollars and getting a model with 64-bit or 128-bit memory bus.
Summary: Runs games on medium settings at a steady 30fps. I also use a two screen setup so it's pretty ideal for the price. I would recommend for those who aren't extreme gamers but would still like multiple screen setup and decent graphics.
Summary: I have this in my Fujitsu SFF Home Theatre PC connected via HDMI to my flat screen TV. Copes admirably with general PC, iPlayer type uses. Fanless, low profile with low profile brackets included. Completely silent.