Reviews and Problems with Sapphire Radeon HD5450 1GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI (11166-02-20R)
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A good economic solution
2 June 2014
Summary: I had to update my office equipment and after some research I settled on these graphic cards. I have no regrets, the installation was simple and configuration was fast. Now that the cards are installed I wonder how I ever lived with just one monitor. If you have been thinking about updating to dual monitors and are looking for a good economic solution, this is it.
Summary: I bought this card for my Dell Optiplex 760 HTPC. I had issues with trying to install the latest driver's/catalyst control center, the system would BSOD every time during install at "detecting hardware." This is with a fresh install of 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I eventually gave up and just let Windows install it's own drivers without the CCC which worked great for months (both HDMI audio and full 1080p resolution).
Summary: Is there somewhere to report this sort of scam. TD had issues with rebates a few years ago and had to fix their problems.
Pros: My son loves that he has dual monitors. This video card is working great.
Cons: Just like one of the other reviews. My rebate was denied because they said I did not include a copy of the invoice. However, the link they provided to check the documentation showed a clear copy of all the necessary paperwork including the invoice.
Summary: I am a computer tech and bought 2 of these over a year ago for my personal 1st generation duo-core and quad-core computers. They have worked flawlessly and are a great bargain price for most functions.
Summary: It's just okay. It's no beast, but for the limited power consumption it does pretty well. Trying to play Skyrim on High will get you about 10fps. Playing it on Low at 1024x768 will get you a playable framerate. Battlefield 4 crawls.
Summary: Got for a slimline computer with limited space and power. The card was OK but the software trashed my computer -- it relies on dotnet 4.0 runtime, which I have installed, but it wouldn't find or use it. Tried for hours to get it to find dotnet 4.0 and in the process of installing, uninstalling, reinstalling, it trashed my system so bad I had to reinstall Win 7 from scratch and set my whole system back up, a 40-hour process.
Summary: Works great on our old Dell E521, the original NVidia integrated graphics were very sluggish with HD video and photo editing. This new card breathed life into our old computer, I wish I had purchased this graphics card sooner! It now plays HD videos with ease and Photoshop runs surprising well. While it by no means surpasses our i7 system, for being around 7 years old I am very impressed.
Summary: I see a few people complaining about their main boards failing after install or "no video" after inserting the card. Allow me to address these issue to the "professionals". First, OEM boards from manufacturers dont always have a bios update that will allow the main boards to recognize and support newer ATi graphics cards. This isn't ATi's fault, its your system manufacturer's failure to provide updates past a certain point.
Pros: Fanless heatsink, HDMI out (full size), moderate power consumption, QUIET (see: fanless heatsink).
Cons: Fanless, not really a con, but this also means overclocking is pretty much out. Then again, who's overclocking it?