Reviews and Problems with VisionTek Radeon HD 5450
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Great card for older, less powerful computers.
2 weeks ago
Summary: An older graphics card but just the ticket for my old Dell GX280 dinosaur.Had to upgrade to newest driver( not easy to find for some reason)but once up and running was light years better than what I had. Very happy with the end result.
Summary: I purchased this video card for an existing (linux) workstation that I had, but had previously only used the built-in video output from the motherboard. I use this box as an application development server, so the display needs are limited to text editors and web browsers at the high end. Purchased to be matched up with an existing AMD motherboard/processor.
Pros: - worked out of the box on my Ubuntu (still 12.04) configuration, including setting up dual displays once the system booted up - fanless design for video workloads that are not GPU intensive, no additional noise and fewer moving parts to break
Pros: is deceptively good for the price... no fan its a little slower than the newest models out there but its one of those deals it gets the job done! it runs even the newest mmos and games of that nature just fine.
Cons: heat sink so if you don't have lots of fans or watercooled set up be careful dont have your pc on all the time turn it off when your not using it
Summary: I purchase a few of these cards for our office. This video card supports 3 monitors. On Windows 7 (and I assume 8) this works right away just by installing the drivers. On Windows Vista you have to install Catalyst and enable Eyefinity to get the third monitor to work. Don't ask me about "performance" as this GPU is strictly for the purpose of having a third monitor at a cheap price.
Pros: Supports 3 Monitors
Cons: No Fan (could potentially overheat but hasn't).
Cons: I built a machine & installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS tonight and the desktop windows and text are all blurry. I tried the X.org drivers and the Catalyst proprietary drivers and the screen is still blurry. Not sure what is causing this.