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: You would imagine an Asus graphics card would work with an Asus motherboard, but NO - It would not work in any combination, with or without the existing card. Worthless piece of garbae - Avoid!
Easy install once you have low profile brackets (if needed)
Jim T, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: I think the product description reflects this now but I had to order low profile brackets and lost 2 days in the ability to install, at an additional cost of £4. Works well straight after plugging in however. I installed the 'GFX Tweak' software, not really something I need, but it doesn't work / launch even after updating from the Asus website. This is on a well specced HP Proliant Microserver.
Summary: I already knew this having read the other amazon reviews but sorry Asus I can't give your product a 5 star rating if you don't supply low profile brackets with a low profile graphics card. The other reason for putting 'BE SURE TO BUY LOW PROFILE BRACKET AS WELL!!!" as the title is to just illustrate the fact that its been a few years since this card was released (2011) and ASUS still aren't doing anything about it.