Summary: The product description was misleading because the video card I received did not come with low-profile brackets. It included a brochure that offered low-profile brackets as an extra cost. Otherwise, the video card works great and the image quality is very good.
Summary: The card works fine for what it is, but it is NOT a low profile card. At least, the brackets aren't included even though the board would fit. I'm not waiting in XFX to ship them, I've ordered another card and will be returning this one.
Summary: My bad, ORDERED this before my AMD Lenovo arrived with integrated graphics. Read specs indicating much lower performanc than A8 multi. Sent back. It appears i would need to spend $160 for pci board or have better performace. Oh well only need top end monitor to justify. Not gamers
Summary: Bought this for my HTPC, so HDMI capability was crucial. Alas, this was exactly one function that didn't work. Also, the unit's operating temperature was a big concern - I could barely touch the heatsink. Had to RMA the unit.
Pros: Cheap, small, no noisy fan, low profile option
Cons: Runs hot, so maybe (potentially noisy) fan is a good idea, HDMI output didn't work.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: I ended up using an ASUS EN210 SILENT which cost me only 5 bucks more and 1) faster 2) doesn't flicker 3) installed without glitch
Cons: I purchased this card for use in a home theater, but found that output from the HDMI port at 1080P flickered quite a bit making this card less than great. Could not get the ATI Catalyst Control Center installed. Blue screened every time I tried to install it.