Summary: HIS cards are usually the brand I purchase. Very reliable, last forever. I have two of this same flavor that are 5 years old, and still perform very well. The 5450 is a mainstream card, not for high level game playing. Decent, clear, graphics. Price is inexpensive. Had one failure, a HIS 6450. Burned the motherboard with it. Do like the no fan concept, 40mm fans tend to be noisy, and fail frequently.
Summary: Have used several of these in different machines and have only good things to say. They're simple, reliable, and easy to use. They just work. They're nothing fancy but for anything less than gaming, they work fine and you can't beat the price. Have bought them more than once and will continue to use them.
Summary: I have a Optiplex 9020 system that has 1 PCIe x16 and 1 PCIe x1 slot. Since it's impossible to find a half-height video card that has 2 dual-link DVI ports, this card was the only one that would actually fit and work in this system as a secondary video card. I needed this to support dual 2560x1440 monitors (Monoprice 27" IPS-ZERO-G) that ONLY support dual-link DVI. It's silent (no fan) and just works. The only con is the price.
Use onboard graphics while using this card at same time.
12 September 2014
Summary: This particular pcie1x card will allow you to continue to use your on-board graphics card at the same time. The only catch is that you can't use it's VGA port while you are using it's display port connector. The card can only be connected to a maximum of two monitors. If you have an on-board graphics ports, you can use at least three monitors (The restrictions for the VGA and Display port only apply to the card that they are on, so if you have on-board VGA on your...
Summary: Very good upgrade for my Dell XPS 210. Only uses 20 Watts. PC runs faster and the graphics are sharp. And you most certainly can use it to play games. Maybe not at the highest level of detail but at a high level none the less.
Summary: Installs quickly and easily. Comes with the standard and mini card arm. Drivers automatically installed on Win 7. No fan to collect dust or make noise. I have another video card from HIS and never had any problems. I hope to have the same luck with this model.
Summary: Display Port failed to play HDCP content. After I installed this adapter, the Display Port connection failed to transmit HDCP compliant signals, ie, it failed to play HDCP content. I know that the other components of my system are HDCP certified. (Before I installed the adapter I had no problem using my Dell system using the built-in Display Port. My computer, the monitor, and the built-in video adapter are all HDCP compliant.
Summary: It helped me get three monitors up and running on a small church that was upgrading some of their tech. Saved them money because they didn't need another computer and a splitter didn't work. The PCI slot was the only option.