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PowerColor AX3450 256MD2-H Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-Bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • 256MB 64-Bit DDR2
  • Core Clock 600MHz
  • 1 x DVI DVI 1 x HDMI HDMI
  • 40 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Ignite your imagination with the technology that makes distant worlds erupt with vibrant textures rendered in High-Definition clarity a reality.

The PowerColor HD3450 features the awesome power of 40 stream processing units, and accelerates next generation DirectX 10 games while remaining best in its price vs. performance class. Support for the latest Shader Model 4 boosts the level of realism provided by the HD3450 to new heights and the available on board memory of 256MB of DDR2 ensures a smooth frame rate in all of today's hot titles and applications. Enhance the way you play, not the amount you pay.

  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 10.1 Support The DirectX 10.1 GPU with full Shader Model 4.1 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg ATI Avivo HD Integrated into ATI's next-generation ATI Radeon HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering flawless smooth HD video playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding (UVD) capability.
  • newegg ATI PowerPlay ATI PowerPlay power management technology dynamically manages power consumption and takes control of graphics performance; it offers enough power during intense 3D gaming and conserves power in 2D application.
  • newegg HDMI Output The PowerColor AX3450 features an HDMI output for connection to your high-definition video equipment. With the HDMI interface ensuring lossless transmission of high-quality HD video signals. Play back HD content on your computer and view them on your large HDTV for more comfort.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Anthony W.
  • 9/12/2010 6:33:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HDMI output card from PC!

Pros: Upon installation, the card was immediately recognized by my PC with Windows 7 Home Premium OS, and drivers were automatically installed. Audio output is perfect to HDTV, as is picture quality from PC.

Cons: None so far! Great card for the price.

Other Thoughts: The price and ease of install of this card made integrating a PC as a home media center easy with my HDTV. The combination of PC and HDTV is perfect. Hulu, YouTube, and anything that streams is viewable on my TV set.

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  • Elliott T.
  • 9/11/2010 11:44:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Perfect Fit to AMD 780/785G CHIPSETS

Pros: HDMI, Passive Cooling for quiet operation, Low Profile Bracket included, Direct X 10.1, Hybrid Crossfire ready perfect match to 780/785g chipsets. Just enough ram for the average home user and video enthusiast. Online Streaming looks Great(Netflix, Hulu) and Games like Dungeon Siege, Rise of Nations, Half Life look good play well Facebook Games look great. Plays Blu-Rays seamlessly and upscales standard DVD's.

Cons: It does get a little hot and takes up two slots due to large cooling unit. I reccomend if possible to put a pci slot fan if you u play alot of games and run pc for many hours.

Other Thoughts: While its not necessary to have a fan on this card its always a good idea to have good circulation in your case. This will also help take the load off your processor during any game or video activities thereby increasing overall performance. Keep your Drivers Up to date

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  • Scott K.
  • 9/7/2010 3:07:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt works...

Pros: Cheap upgrade for onboard graphics

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Doing a quick upgrade to cheap Acer Sempron computer for kids. Added this graphics card and 1 GB ram and it's as fast as my OC'd computer for general tasks.

I thought VGA port didn't work and upon further inspection the ribbon cable came unplugged from the board. Plugged it in and all is good.

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  • 9/1/2010 4:06:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAUDIO PROBLEMS

Pros: Cheap.

Free shipping

Cons: AUDIO does not work.

Bought the card to minimize cables, audio via HDMI was the main reason for buying it.

I have downloaded the latest Windows 7 64 bit drivers but still no good.

Can anyone help or do I have to send the card back?

Manufacturer Response:

Please contact me directly and I'll be more than happy in helping you get your audio working. My e-mail is, thanks.


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  • LEXOR L.
  • 8/30/2010 8:05:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSkip this one

Pros: Nice HD resolution on 1770x1000 @ 60Hz (1000i) setting in Catalyst using a 23" & 25" wide screen monitor.

Cons: ALL other settings result in fuzzzzy res. even though the monitor has HDMI input and can accommodate higher settings (including 1080i).
I have the latest version of ATI CCC installed. The card will not wake the monitor from deep sleep, shorter sleep intervals are ok but deep sleep requires a restart, sometimes several restarts in order to see something on the screen. I tried tweaking the power settings and bios without any luck. Never had wake issues before installing this card...

Other Thoughts: I'm not even going to bother with the rebate...lesson learned for being cheap!! get what you pay for!!

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  • Daniel K.
  • 8/17/2010 7:51:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHDMI AUDIO DOES WORK

Pros: Great card for HTPC build, passes audio and video over HDMI. (Full 5.1 Dolby Digital, DTS) Can't beat the price, even if they stiff you on the rebate. Cool and Quiet.

Cons: Pain in the neck to set up for 5.1 audio. Card blocks adjoining board slot. Instructions are nonexistent.

Other Thoughts: Had problems setting up 5.1 audio. After changing default audio to another device and then back seemed to do the trick (odd). Although others cannot get audio working with full surround, I can verify that it dos indeed work, but can be problematic during set up.

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  • Tong C.
  • 8/9/2010 7:51:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy so far

Pros: Inexpensive. According to, this card runs as good, if not better, than the geforce 9500 gt. needs only 300w minimum.

Cons: Rather confusing to install. According to my Driver Detective, it is not up to date in its drivers, but i am beginning to question if Driver Detective is effective.

Other Thoughts: its running for now. im not really using it for high end PC gaming.

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  • Vernon L.
  • 8/8/2010 11:20:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNewegg is AWSOME!!!

Pros: Nice Graphics card, Somewhat fast, clear pics and images.

Cons: Only lasted about 2 hours.

Other Thoughts: This is my first RMA out of about 60 products ordered from Newegg. The procedure was easy, fast and painless. Newegg sent another back to me in what I consider record time. THANK YOU NEWEGG.

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  • 8/5/2010 6:46:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints.

Pros: Inexpensive, HDMI out, silent (no fan).

Cons: Does not come with bacon.

Other Thoughts: Used this for my MIL so she could watch Netflix on her LCD TV. Card performs flawlessly.

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  • mike w.
  • 7/22/2010 10:49:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggstake it out

Pros: snappy red color

Cons: windows exp. aero rating 3.7. onboard graphics (4200) rating 4.3. aero rating with hybrid crossfire enabled, 4.2 (but only with 4200 designated as the primary graphics adapter in CCC). S1 and S3 sleep could not be enabled . problem solved in bios, then system wouldn't wake except on reset. could only see bios screen when the display was connected to the 3450 vga port. drivers updated. days of casual research and I tried so many things I can't remember what I did trying to shut off the lights and fans. In an obscure forum it was suggested to uninstall the video card as a last ditch effort. of course as you guessed I wouldn't have typed all this if that didn't work. Did I mention windows 7 degradation and system restore? this is my third build and there's a lot I don't know but one thing I know for sure... things got a lot better when I took it out!

Other Thoughts: if the rebate comes back before I forget about it I won't feel so stupid about trying hybrid crossfire when most forums say that its a waste of time. a small price to pay for an education.this computer stuff is really, really deep.

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