Get a taste of the latest DirectX 11 graphics with the VisionTek Radeon HD 5450 VGA card. The VisionTek Radeon HD 5450 is an entry-level graphics card that offers the most features and functionality in their class with complete DirectX 11 support and advanced graphics, display features and technologies. With the advanced feature set, you’ll enjoy a performance punch in your daily work and entertainment. At the “heart” of the entertainment experience on the PC, things like video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players and even Windows 7 operation are now fast and easy.
Pros: not the fastest but it works great and can be overclocked with ease and still run stable the HDMI port is a good idea as I use a 32"HDTV as a monitor I couldn"t get 1920x1080 resolution with a DVI cable but soon as I installed HDMI cable got great resolution at 1920x1080i and the detail of the picture was sharp and clear it doesn't have some of the bells and whistles of some of the more expenive cards but for the price it is a great deal
Cons: a fan on the heat sink would be an improvement
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Impulse buy made me cry... T.T
Pros: It runs Minecraft on high quality video settings with minimal lag. It can handle Source games like TF2 and Gmod on medium-high video settings but sometimes (rarely) fails to render arms or guns or other things. I can get hours of entertainment outta this thing every night.
Cons: PASSIVE COOLING: this thing doesn't have a fan, only a heatsink. I live in a desert/valley where its about 100 degrees every day. This card gets as hot as 190 during the day and 150 during the night, and I'm pretty sure that is a bad thing. I've had many system crashes because of my lack of cooling. DO NOT BUY if you live in a hot area like I do.
Other Thoughts: I bought this at BB for about $30 more on an impulse without seeing an out-of-box model. If I knew it didn't have a fan, I wouldn't have got it. It does work however so I didn't return it, I figure it'll be good to use until I find a better, active-cooled card.
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“not the fastest but it works great and can be overclocked with ease and still run stable the HDMI port is a good idea as ...”— lchudnall 2/23/2012
“PASSIVE COOLING: this thing doesn't have a fan, only a heatsink. I live in a desert/valley where its about 100 ...”— Dexter Riley 10/13/2011