Reviews and Problems with VisionTek Radeon HD 5450
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Video is Good, Sound - NOT for theater!
Josef Pelc, Amazon
5 days ago
Summary: No issues with Video or installation. Sound according to the write-up: "... 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMI ..." but I was not able to get more the 2 channels! DO NOT get this card if yo planning on media PC with full HD-Sound over HDMI. it does not work. I give it all thumbs up on video and all down on sound.
Summary: I don't play a large number of games at the moment, but this card still met my expectations. Follow directions and the card installation is a breeze. Path of Exile is vastly smoother than with my 512 card, which was exactly as I suspected. Homeworld 2 plays a bit smoother during long games. For such a cheap card, it does what it should at a great value.
Summary: I purchased this to upgrade my old Dell PC that had an on-board graphics card. It installed into the PCI slot without any problems and works like a charm. So much faster than the on-board graphics card, and I can now play games that I couldn't before. I like the fact that it gets it's power from the PCI slot, and doesn't need to be plugged directly into the power supply.
Summary: I bought this because my old graphics card took a dump, fan started making noise. Put an old one in before I bought this, but it wasn't a great card. This one is 1gb, no fan on it, and it's low profile, and to top it off, it's fast.
Summary: I've been running this card on Windows 7 Professional for about 6 weeks now, and it is a very good low end video card. It has low power draw, it doesn't heat up my case very much, and it renders Civ V & Fallout New Vegas very well, even without disabling anything. I am not a hard core gamer, but I do play 4-8 hours per week and it's nice to not have the lag I was experiencing with the old NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 that I had been using.
Summary: I have a 4 year old "high end" Dell XPS that required replacement of a wonky graphics card. The PC can still pull its own weight with a 2.3 Ghz Quad-core running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium. It's not for gaming; just number crunching and HD video streaming. The card fills the bill nicely. The 5450 2GB is a solid upgrade from my HD 3000 series 512mb relic and hooked up with HDMI to my monitor, it does everything I ask it to do...and for under $60.
Summary: I'm a software developer - not into gaming - and I just wanted a triple-monitor setup so I could work more effectively on my projects. Most of the cards out there only do dual monitors, and to get a triple-monitor card you usually have to spend a lot, and you end up with a ton of extra graphics power (which I frankly didn't want or need). Also, the power supply requirements go up for more powerful cards.
Summary: Bit tricky to setup if you want to set your monitors in a different configuration other than 3 horizontal or 3 vertical. Im using mine in a recording studio with 2 up and one under. So far the second one seems to be working fine. I don't really notice a difference in speed over my older card, but I am running 3 monitors full time. I can't complain about anything other than the first one ordered was doa, and the second one works but is tricky to setup.