Summary: For those purchasing this video card to be used in a Small Form Factor Case or SFF (I purchased it to use in a SFF), be aware that i purchased this item on 10/8/2014 and the Video Card I received didn't come with the Low Profile Brackets as described on the product page. There are 2 different models sold with this particular video card, and only 1 of the models includes the brackets.
Summary: HD 5450's are a dime a dozen, but I chose this XFX one as there was a sale. However the one issue is the VGA ribbon cable is not long enough even compared to photos. Due to my low-pro case setup, I needed to place the VGA on a slot on the backside of the card, however due to the length of the ribbon cable this is not possible. From my research online it seems like previous batches were longer and able to due this, but the newer ones are not (e.g.
Pros: Solid basic upgrade over integrated graphics
Summary: This board does have the big advantage of not having a fan, so a big failure mode is off the table. The big disadvantage of the card is that it does not support the standard high definition resolution of 1920 by 1080. The best it will do is 1400 by 1080, so you are not going to get the most out of any recent LCD monitor. I do not know what the "HD" in HD 5450 means, but it does NOT mean high definition.
Summary: Attempted multiple times to install in Win7 computer. Changed some Bios and video setting numerous times but card would not get recognized. I tried to install in my sons computer with same results. I saw similar problems posted online. I think this card is very flakey as to what Mobo and Bios settings and jumper changes are needed but you might get lucky. Buy only if you are sure it will work with your machine.
Summary: After installation of this card, I would get pink spots, green spots, picture freeze in random patterns over the screen. Previous to the installation, I had a very stable system, but afterwards, I had numerous blue screens of death (BSOD).10 times on the same day (that is bad). Changed the video card to NVIDIA and the system is very smooth. But what can you expect for 20 bucks.
Summary: I was surprised at how slow this card was. Had to turn off all advanced video features of the game for it to run smoothly. The technology is a few years old, and is unable to run heavy games smoothly. I replaced it 1 week after buying it.
Summary: I wanted to add a second VGA output to a computer running Windows Multipoint Server (based on Windows 2008 Server). However the operating system would not boot at all while this card was installed. It is possible it might work with an older OS, such as Windows XP, but I did not test that.
Summary: The card PCB is low profile and it does come with a low profile bracket. HOWEVER, the heatsink is taller than the card, so you cannot use this in a 2U chassis. The item description must be changed; how about calling it "mid profile"?
Summary: I purchased this card as I want to connect my computer to three monitors at the same time. It basically does it job but a problem with it was that the fan started to emit loud noise around two weeks I started using it. I contacted XFX support and they agreed to mail me a new fan. Their support staff was friendly and responded promptly.