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: 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: I got this one to replace an Intel HD 2000 built in a Dell, and got better graphics, but lower Windows Aero ratings for some reason. Anyway i had to return it after 2 days because of very noisy fan, and got something else instead.
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: Added this ATI 6450 graphics card to adult grandson's Dell Inspiron 580 MT, after much research and getting OK from Dell support as to power supply suitability and space requirements. It is about the most powerful single slot video card with a minimum wattage requirement of 300W power supply. The Dell PS is a premium unit and could probably handle a 400W card, but the space limitations in the mid-tower case required a single slot card.