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GIGABYTE Silent Series Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) DirectX 11 GV-R545SC-1GI 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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  • 1GB 64-Bit DDR3
  • Core Clock 650 MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI
  • 80 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Zachary T.
  • 6/26/2012 6:40:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card, better with small DIY improvement

Pros: Appears to have the largest passive heatsink of any 5450. Gigabyte-backed three year warranty.

Cons: None for the price.

Other Thoughts: Removing the heatsink and replacing the stock thermal paste with Arctic Silver 5 lowered idle temps by seven degrees.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/21/2012 8:01:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGIGABYTE Silent Series GV-R545SC-1GI Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar)

Pros: bitstreaming HD Audio is a very nice feature. Quite operation, fanless design.

Cons: While the large heatsink appears to be adequate to cool this card it began to fail during the 18 month time frame. It ran fine up until a couple of months ago then HDMI video were pretty common and has got to the point where my HTPC cannot be used. I've swapped in to my regular desktop and it exhibits same behavior it does in the HTPC, although my 5850 works fine in my HTPC but just a little more noise than I like.

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  • Ronald B.
  • 8/12/2011 11:07:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHas Stopped Working

Pros: The card worked good up to this point. The current card on New Egg shows a 3 year warranty but I can not see anything about warranty on my cards box. I will let you know if Gigabyte helps me out.
Price is good.

Cons: I got the card on 6/16/2010. On 08/13/2011 it has stopped working. I don't see anything about warranty on the box or in it.

Other Thoughts: It's a nice low end card. Works well for everything I did with the computer. Some Games, Video editing was fast.

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4 out of 5 eggsQuite a decent card

Pros: Its a very decent card at a reasonable price. Handles all of my intermediate graphical demands like video importing and low end gaming. I'm using this card on a 32inch Philips HDTV and it looks great on 720p output! No fans either.

Cons: This isn't the card if you're into hardcore gaming. You can still play high end games with this card, but the quality or frame rate takes a dive since its only a 64bit model. Also, I notice if you turn on the PC without turning on the monitor first...the HDMI will output display, but no audio. You have to unplug and plug back in the HDMI cord. But I think this is a WIN7 issue.

Other Thoughts: The slotted design is cool. Like I stated earlier, its not the ideal card for a graphically demanding setup. However, if you want to run lightweight applications like video editing and low end gaming works great. Also it the output looks fine on larger monitors.

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  • Robert F.
  • 7/1/2011 6:32:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnewegg - excellent - gigabyte rebate - not so much

Pros: Nice budget upgrade that lets me drive windows 7 pro dual displays. Combination of a Samsung Syncmaster 971p and a recently purchased Acer branded 27" display. Unexpected nice side effect - "windows experience" index pop. Went from around 3 out of 7 up to 5 out of 7.

Cons: If you're including the $10 rebate from gigabyte in your choice - don't hold your breath. ;) Newegg already compensated me for 1st giagabyte rebate mistake. Got around to trying to apply again via standard gigabyte channels today 1 July (

They won't let you enter a purchase date prior to today. Which of course invalidates the rebate process. Get with the program guys. I've been taken care of but - as an exception. Can't really blame for this. Other than an as an accessory after the fact. ;) Enabling? ;) I'd buy again but silly & annoying side trip leading no where for the rebate through standard channels.

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  • Garrett E.
  • 6/17/2011 3:31:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDigital Audio Workstation (DAW) - Great choice

Pros: 1) Dual display seems to work very well. I have a 22" on the DVI port and a 19" on the VGA port. My audio software (Cubase) seems to like it and all of my graphical necessities (spectrum analyzers, etc.) are well satisfied simultaneously on both displays.
2) The Microsoft-supplied Windows 7 64-bit driver for this card works perfectly. I haven't once been forced to use ATI's (AMD?) driver software, and I don't expect I ever will. Huge selling point for me.
3) Fanless. One less badly grounded motorized part to buzz up the audio output on my speakers. One less unreplacable part which will die while the embedded electronics remain sound.

Cons: None that I can derive.

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  • Brian C.
  • 4/28/2011 1:13:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIs this thing on?

Pros: Silent!

The sink not extending outside of normal card width/height is a good thing especially for the Shuttle build that this went in to.

This replaced a low profile G210 1gb w/fan. I constantly catch myself looking at the HTPC wondering if it is on because it is so silent now.

I dropped a fan and made the PC silent, got more GFLOPs, and more resolution options.

Cons: Price point is slightly high.

Dealing with the ATI driver interface.

Other Thoughts: Manufacturer states that it requires a 400w power supply. This card has no problem running on my 350w.

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  • Tyler P.
  • 3/7/2011 11:38:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHTPC Card

Pros: Well designed and passively cooled, low temps, low power use, bitstream audio through HDMI, bluray decoding, DDR3 memory

Cons: Doesn't have enough horsepower to enable all the video enhancements at once. Still 64-bit memory interface. Driver issues caused me some pain.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card purely for HTPC duty and bluray decoding. Fits the bill very nicely, keeps the computer cool and quiet watching blurays. Card would have easily gotten 5 eggs had it not been for some driver pain.

For those with driver issues, make sure to update to the newest ones on ATI's site. I had different issues with this card on the last 6 driver revisions, but 11.2 seems to get everything right (finally!). One revision would reset the overscan every reboot, another would lockup for a minute after playing an MPEG4 stream for more than 15 minutes, another the audio would stop after a day, etc.

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  • Vern T.
  • 2/10/2011 2:06:52 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: super quiet. works well for blu rays and low req gaming.

Cons: didnt fill my screen on my 47 inch Vizio Lcd tv

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  • Scott H.
  • 9/19/2010 11:14:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Seems well built.

Cons: System locks up after Windows 7 64bit drivers are installed. I used latest drivers from Gigabyte's site.

Heat sink was a bit hot to the touch after just 10 min of idling.

Other Thoughts: Anyone have any suggestions for alternative Win 7 64bit drivers???

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