Reviews and Problems with Sapphire FLEX HD6450 1GB DDR3
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10 September 2013
Summary: I needed a very basic card, only because my motherboard did not have a video output port built-in. So I grabbed one of these. I'm not a gamer and I don't edit videos, so I wasn't going to pay hundreds for a wicked graphics card. My basic requirement was (1) play Youtube videos; (2) watch an occasional movie. That's all. Now this card DOES do that but it lags slightly when it comes to very high HD quality Youtube videos.
Pros: Nice and cheap.
Cons: This is a budget card for a budget build. Don't expect amazing results.
Pros: Quiet card, runs smoothly and efficiently, Nice upgrade from my dead Radeon X1650 pro that did its job for over 5 years. I recommend this solution for builders with basic, low-budget needs. Blu-ray performance greatly improved. Bonus: HDMI slot. 5 eggs here.
Cons: Questionable newegg and sapphire business practices. video card was sent in a brown, non-retail box w/o the UPC barcode required for the rebate. I believe this is done on purpose. Neither side wants to take responsibility so I have to eat it through RMA? Probably means paying for shipping while my desktop remains out of commission throughout the process? 1 egg here.
Summary: I have older ATI 5000's cards that get 5.9 on the windows 7 rating. Most SATA HD's will only get a 5.9 on the windows 7 ratings. Which means you most likely got a 5.9 bottleneck. Any thing under that is not acceptable to me. However, most software is good at a 4 rating. 4.7 WHAT???
Summary: This is a workstation card. There's no point in it running DirectX11, since it barely handles DirectX9, and completely forget about OpenGL. 8fps on Furmark is abysmal. Videos, however, are amazing in their clarity. Am RMAing this card as it is not what I intended it to be. Packaging advertises this as a gaming card... which it certainly is not. Onboard video did much better.
Summary: I bought this as a temporary video solution so I could get my Asus P6X58D-E tested and running. From a performance standpoint this card is worthless however if you are running a business only desktop then this will be fine I wish I had payed the 20 bucks more for a more useable card. If you already have integrated video then this probably isn't worth the money.
Summary: First off this card is cheap, that means it's a compromise. There is just no such a thing in this computing world (or elsewhere for that matter) as something for nothing. The reviewer claiming flawless 1080P playback must have been using a very different card to mine. There is considerable motion judder and blur on a 1080P stream, I use a 2ms ASUS LCD monitor so some of it is probably down to the monitor also but the most of it from the card.