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DIAMOND 6450PE31GSS Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • 160 Stream Processors
  • 1GB 64-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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Your PC is now more visual than ever with the DIAMOND AMD Radeon HD 6450 video card. This entry-level graphics card delivers basic performance to deal with your daily entertainment and work needs. Low power consumption and fan-less design make it great for HTPC where quiet operation and lower power consumption matter. Comprehensive connector configuration allows easy connection to single or multiple displays. Together with an array of advanced technologies, the DIAMOND Radeon HD 6450 is great addition to your computer with the noticeable boost in your web surfing, video/photo editing and even Windows 7 operation.

  • newegg Fan-less Design For zero-noise operation that brings you extreme peace of mind.
  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 Get amazing Eye-Definition graphics with DirectX 11 technology. DirectX 11 is the very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing. Featuring technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation, DirectX 11 can enable not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Technology Get immersed in gaming, productivity and entertainment on up to six displays simultaneously. Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD App Acceleration technology gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing. With the App Acceleration technology, you can enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web, take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality, run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed, and enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects.
  • newegg ATI PowerPlay Dynamically manage power efficiency and take control of your performance with AMD's revolutionary ATI PowerPlay power management technology delivering high performance features when needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics processor is low. This industry-leading technology dramatically reduces the power consumption of ATI Radeon graphics family of products for the optimal balance between performance and power for break-through energy efficiency.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Joseph T.
  • 3/19/2014 8:17:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPass

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Ordered 3, 1 causes bug check exceptions (blue screens), another had lines and artifacts on the screen. The 3rd I didn't even open, returning all of them.

Other Thoughts: The video card that caused blue screens was extremely hot, wondering if the lack of a fan is the problem here. Any how, 2 out of 3 (3rd untested) with problems isn't good.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/12/2014 8:44:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood card for the price!

Pros: Cheap, fast enough for someone who is on a tight budget. Also, if you have an AMD A6 processor, this works great with the integrated GPU on the processor.

Cons: The PCB and heatsink aren't red, at least for me. This doesn't effect performance, obviously, but I would like to receive a product exactly as advertised.

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  • Barry W.
  • 1/18/2014 7:11:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDIAMOND 6450PE31GSS Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP

Pros: DIAMOND 6450PE31GSS Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP,good card for uses for HDMI to TV for media setup.

Cons: non

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  • Timothy M.
  • 12/19/2013 11:19:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLame

Pros: It works and allows me to have three monitors with a 7660D on XP32. I got this to replace an unfortunately broken video card that was purchased for this very purpose.

Idles at 33C with a 70mm fan. Probably due to the fact that it idles at 150MHz. That's fancy.

Cons: Every reason I got this one in particular didn't happen.

It's not red. It's blue PCB with silver anodized aluminum heatsink. The fins of said heatsink are very tight, so you'll need to be really resourceful or creative to mount a fan. And said fan has to plug into the motherboard, unless you happen to have something that can plug into the brutally tiny fan plug on the card. Much smaller than the typical VGA fan header.

I got this particular version because I couldn't afford better and I hoped I could custom cool it thanks to its flatter layout. Well forget that. The capacitors and VGA header are much closer than they look. Any heatsink you add on needs to have a foot print of no larger than the original mounting pitch.

Oh, and good luck figuring out the RAMDAC layout. VGA+HDMI works, per the usual non-sense arrangement, but I have no idea what the DVI is hooked to because I never got it to output. Maybe it's not really DVI-D? Get the FLEX version if you really need to bank on running two monitors.

So yeah, not that there's a cheap way to do it, this is a ludicrously expensive option for adding monitors.

Other Thoughts: AMD really needs to rename the files for their legacy driver sets. I shouldn't have to buy junk like this.

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  • Dennis L.
  • 12/1/2013 6:48:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent HTPC GPU

Pros: Bought this for my HTPC... works beautifully! No muss no fuss install... install, install the drivers, update and you are good.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: This is not a gaming GPU... I think it struggles with Solitaire, but as a streamer it works very, very well.

I did get my rebate from Diamond.

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  • Christopher G.
  • 11/14/2013 12:42:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood Card for Low Cost Gaming

Pros: Worked good for low end games... Maxed out Minecraft, but with a really fancy CPU, don't know if that helped... Couldn't run COD BO1.

Silent - duh no fan

Easy installation

Cons: Had trouble getting drivers off of AMD site, it wasn't detected by the hardware detection software, but windows was able to find it and now it's fine!

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  • Stephen I.
  • 9/9/2013 6:53:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDiamond radeon 6450

Pros: Use this as the video card in my HTPC. No problems at all running HDMI. Would recommend this to others.

Cons: None.

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  • Andrey S.
  • 6/25/2013 3:22:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent choice for HTPC

Pros: Use it in my HTPC, does the job right, while playing 1080p almost doesn't use CPU. Silent. Can do simple gaming - don't expect hard core gaming, this card wasn't made for it..
Has low profile bracket.

Cons: not free

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  • Steven H.
  • 3/5/2013 11:18:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: For the price it is a great card, I'm able to run dual monitors one at 1080p and the other at 1600x1200 just fine. Runs smaller games like minecraft perfectly well but has trouble with newer more power hungry games.

Cons: Having no fan makes it run quite hot

Other Thoughts: Other than the heat its a great card for less powerful computers to play games on.

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  • Mr M.
  • 2/19/2013 2:16:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAverage Card - at best !!

Pros: No Pros

Cons: These folks don't make rebates easy - thank heavens I'm retired and have lots of time . .

Other Thoughts: With all the newest drivers loaded, Windows 7 rates this card as a 1.0 (on a scale of 1.0 - 8.0) which is as bad as it ges. Then I loaded a half Gigabyte worth software (Catalyst Control Center) and maxed out at a 4.5 rating.

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