Summary: Just a rock steady card with great video that will produce a fantastic picture on a HD TV with HDMI and Full HDCP also. Passes every audio we have threw at it, HD, HD Master Audio, etc with no problems at all. Full 1080p video with no artifacts anywhere in the video.
Pros: Purchased this unit for my personal Media PC and it has served us for almost a year now with no issues at all and this PC runs 24x7 at all times. Our media PC is in my office at home and I have the HDMI out connected to my Mits 65" DLP 3D TV and I could not ask for more as I use it. Even the 3D c...
Cons: None really, not a gamer so I can't speak to how it performs in that arena but with 160 streams and PCIe 2.1, Direct X 11, I would think it would do fairly well when mated up with the right combination of motherboard, cpu and memory on a single monitor.
Summary: Had no problems installing the latest drivers and Catalyst control center software as I skipped the included disk and just downloaded the latest package from AMD and it installed normally.
Pros: Got this for my wife's PC which has a middle of the road dual core Intel and a single hard drive in an inexpensive Lenovo package box. The built in graphics were just OK for browsing but it was a bottleneck. This is the overclock version though that seems odd since it would be better to get a mor...
Cons: None really since I am not expecting a $35 card to perform like a $300 card. Folks complaining that it might not be able to keep up with some games probably should have bought a higher end card to begin with.
Summary: Although I have a low profile bracket for the ribboned VGA port, the ribbon is too short to allow its use in an adjoining slot. Affter purchasing a DVI-D to VGA adapter, it worked fine until I tried to move it to a new, narrower case.
Pros: Quality video Lowish profile, bracket included Quiet fan
Cons: You lose VGA connection using in low profile No DVI-D adapter included Vertical VGA pinout extends higher than the bracket
Summary: When I first used this card, everything seemed fine, drivers installed correctly, everything was perfect. I turn off my machine, and it suddenly decided to freeze every time I reach my log in screen, even when I boot into safe mode.
Pros: Easy to set up. Does a great job for the price.
Summary: System: AMD Phenom II 1100T 3.9ghz 2912mhz CPU-NB Corsiar H60 with push pull config 110cfm 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1792mhz ASRock 970 Extreme 3 Gigabyte HD5850 OC/Gigabyte HD6450 OC Wireless Lan Card Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuda 1TB/Seagate LP 2TB Thermaltake V9 Black Edition (poor wiring...
Pros: *Low Power *Single slot *Idles anywhere between 30c to 40c (decent cooler) *1GB memory *Works in a pic-e x16 slot at x4 bandwidth just fine * quiet *Overclocks well for being so cheap *Plays some games a relatively good FPS *Gold Plated HDMI port (but VGA and DVI isn't) *Fits in slim line cases *...
Cons: *Does not come with a DVI to VGA adapter *The DVI port does not allow you to hook up just any adaptor or cable, the port does not have 4 pins on the 1 end on the bigger pin, real bummer but the VGA still worked just fine, no delay like the old 5450. *The card was not secured in the Gigabyte box, ...
Summary: Trying to build a secondary HTPC around this card. Have an older Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L motherboard with an E8400 CPU and 4x 1GB of memory that this would be perfect for. Figured "Gigabyte to Gigabyte - what could go wrong?" Nope.
Pros: Cheap, low profile, great set of connectors, quiet, no dedicated power lead needed from PSU
Cons: BCCode 116 BSOD errors every time from a clean Windows 7 install as soon as I install the latest Radeon drivers with or without the Catalyst front end. ARGH!