Summary: For someone who wants to build a decent PC without dropping a fortune, this is a great card. It will run most modern games on moderate graphics settings, but it can't handle insanity. Overclocking is perfectly possible with MSI Afterburner, but even cranking it all the way to its maximum settings won't make too much of an impact. Honestly, for $50, this is one of the better options available for casual gamers or PC builders.
Pros: Small (doesn't take up a lot of internal space). Good for the price.
Cons: Not a ton of overclock ability. Not for hardcore gaming.
Summary: Best videocard for low profile PC! It has HDMI, DVI, and VGA outputs. Normally, videocards have all ports in a row, so it does not fit in low profile PCs, but this item includes brackets, so you can put DVI and HDMI ports in one slot and VGA in another. Very cool!
Summary: This half height board, purchased from Amazon, is a step up from the 5000 series Radeon graphics card that ships with Dell's Optima 390 computer. It includes a half height plate and installs easily, runs quietly and performs well. While it draws a little more wattage than the board it replaced, it does not tax the Optima's power supply too much, does not make the computer run any warmer and does not require any additional power cables for installation.
Summary: Placed this card in my HTPC build. This card, for the price point (under 70) was a good purchase. Graphics are nice, playback is smooth, and connectivity (HDMI) through my HT Receiver was a non-issue. The card runs cool (not over clocked) and is relatively quiet, compared to others I have tried. Will have to wait and see how long it lasts as the HTPC remains on for days on end. Other cards I have purchased have not faired well.
Summary: There are several reasons I had to upgrade to a better GPU and primarily it was to improve performance with my photography software, LightRoom, Topaz Labs and Nik software. LightRoom is an especially heavy handed resource grabber, for lack of a better way to describe it, and would take a long time to load. After installing the Radeon 6450 GPU it loads up very quickly. In addition I have found that streaming has improved greatly.
Summary: Purchased so that I can connect a desktop to a TV to watch amazon prime movies and tv shows in our family room. Not much to say other than it does the job on the 40 inch Sony TV. I am running it on an older Dell OptiPlex mini tower (dual core) system running Vista. I connect to the network using a wireless USB device and a wireless Logitech k400 refurbished keyboard.