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HIS H545H512 Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 512MB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

  • 512MB 64-Bit DDR3
  • Core Clock 650MHz
  • 1 x DVI DVI 1 x HDMI HDMI
  • 80 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Logi T.
  • 4/4/2011 11:56:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied after 1 year. And no problems on Linux

Pros: -HDMI, DVI & VGA port
-I've connected dual and triple screens
-Currently running a VX2253mh-LED (22" View Sonic) @ 1920x1080.
-Passively cooled (silent). Doesn't get very hot either compared to hard-drives or motherboard
-Proprietary drivers and Ati Catalyst on Ubuntu works great and even fixed the underscan on my new monitor

Cons: -Max 75Hz (refresh rate). This is common.. most people are running 60Hz, but just wanted to put that out there, in case you were expecting 85Hz.

-Heatsink only on top side of the card. The XFX made silent version of the Ati 5450 has it on both sides, and is red while the ports are painted black. A much cooler looking (and probably cooling running) card..

-Slow download on HIS website. Takes about an hour to download the newest 250mb drivers/utilities pack for Windows (drivers on included CD are outdated)

Other Thoughts: Very good value for money at this price. Even if you have money to spend it's hard to find a graphics card that isn't a noisy power-hog. There are few passively cooled, fan-less "silent" options. Nvidia especially loves to sell "gas" guzzling v8's to us. ATI is more like a tuned 4 cylinder, more effecient and not as loud, but it sometimes takes 6 months for adequate drivers to come out. For watching blu-rays or HD on youtube this is all you need.

This card can play even the newest games but only if you're fine with playing at 800x600.. 1280x1024 at most.. like in the pre-HD era. And probably not at highest detail level. I beat Crysis on this card and it was fine. I'm more into Linux games, 90s classics like MotoRacer, and arcade emulation (i.e. Crusin USA or Scud Race) which is more CPU & Ram intensive. If this can play Battle of Britain Storm of War I'll be very happy.

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  • Nathan S.
  • 3/28/2011 3:43:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood deal

Pros: Cheap bitstreaming, ati 5xxx and 6xxx is the best way to bitstream and get 24fps.

Cons: its not a 5770

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  • Ryan M.
  • 3/22/2011 12:42:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Bad, But Not Good Either

Pros: Played Flash and Silverlight like a champ. Great if you just need a cheap upgrade from you're motherboard's integrated video. Except...

Cons: ...Video quality on Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player were terrible. Flickering, large red & white pixels during TV and DVD playback.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't expecting much from this card. I bought it for an HTPC, no intense 3D rendering. If all I watched were Netflix and Youtube, it would be fine, but playback of TV and DVD's in Windows Media Center was horrendous. I tried upgrading multiple video and chipset drivers, and repeatedly reseated the card and cable, but nothing improved. I ended up returning it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ryan,

Thank you for support in HIS. We are sorry for your situation. We would recommend you to contact our technical team for support.

Please register your product in our Kingdom of Gamer website, and submit technical support tickets in KoG. Our team would provide personal and professional technical support on your questions.
HIS Kingdom of Gamer
http://www.hisdigital.com/member

Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
Again, thank you for your interest and support to HIS products.

Warm Regards,
HIS Marketing

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  • Fausto R.
  • 2/24/2011 2:38:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBeware of HIS

Pros: Working fine.

Cons: Put in for rebate and never recieved rebate check. Called and was in a wild goose chase. I think thats the reason for rebate checks, they hope you forget and they keep the money or they claim that you didn't follow guidelines and therefore you dont get a rebate check. Either way its a pain in the a&*!.

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  • David Y.
  • 2/19/2011 5:13:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsexcellent budget card for low end users

Pros: serves its purpose well. decent graphics performance boost for low end out of the box systems. highly recomend for your parents desktop.

Cons: none, just keep in mind its not a top end card. about the most intensive it gets is world of warcraft on high settings.

Other Thoughts: great for upgrading a cheap box from wally world or whatnot to utilize modern 1080p displays.

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  • Steven B.
  • 2/18/2011 9:16:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDose what its dose!

Pros: Image quality is fantastic and plays HD content on youtube and Netflix and even plays HL2 no problem...

WEI scores it at 4.6 for Windows Aero and 6.1 Gaming

I originally got this card because it was cheap and I needed video for my system until i decided on what video card I really wanted which is the 6950 so im just waiting on the wifes ok on that lol (they dont understand why we upgrade)

Cons: None as I did not expect anything more out of this card than what its doing now

Other Thoughts: My Specs
CPU: I7 950
RAM: 9GB (3 x 1GB) and (3 x 2GB)
Motherboard: Asus P6T D V2.
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
Power supply: Antec 750W
HDD: 2x 80GB WD sata 1 in RAID 0 been spinnin since
FEB 2004 LOL but soon to be replaced by an SSD,
2x 1TB WD Black Edition for storage.
GPU: HIS 5450 soon to be replaced by a 6950

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  • William L.
  • 12/9/2010 7:57:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuick and Quiet

Pros: This card meets my needs perfectly. Moderate graphics performance and quiet as a mouse. I much prefer the fan-less design as its just one less source of noise in my office.

Multiple outputs lets me have my second monitor for those times when I really want to spread out my work.

Cons: Some weird quirk kept me from installing the HDMI audio device drivers in Windows the first go round. I don't know why. Not annoying enough to take off an egg.

Other Thoughts: I don't have much for new games to really test the gaming performance, but on the older games I do play like SimCity 4 and Sword of the Stars, the graphics performance was pleasing compared to my previous card (Radeon 9550).

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  • Dan M.
  • 10/27/2010 3:24:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDang

Pros: It works, does what it should.

Cons: All the reviews on the web report this model card to be low power consumption, rated 18 watts,which is the reason I purchased it. It's not true and uses more power than my 1gb, 128 bit HD4650.

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  • Dakota D.
  • 10/19/2010 12:59:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPriced correctly

Pros: Looks great and is all one would need for a HTPC. Passive cooling is great for noise reduction without burning itself up. Works decently on lower resolutions **SEE CONS** under Ubuntu 10.04.

Cons: Perhaps due to my non-compliance with mainstream software monarchy, but full resolution takes patience (over HDMI to full 50" Plasma HDTV) and looks sharp most of the time at full resolution. Sometimes contrast and color are awesome and others (depending on window and application type) there is a 'snow' of some other similar color. Its easy to get used to but not perfect.
Also when running full screen video or moving large windows etc. the refresh chops or rips and it seems like different parts of the screen update at different times. this leads to choppy video. (effect is less than 1/10 sec behind so not absolutely major)

Other Thoughts: This may work more perfectly under Windows or on different monitors, but for me, I got what I paid for and I'm not unhappy with it. Perhaps in the future, the drivers will improve and this will be an awesome card for an HTPC on a budget. Ill tweak my system a little more and see if I cant improve the problems. that's the fun of learning new systems!

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/11/2010 10:09:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood card, one issue

Pros: -Great for a home theater PC setup. Running Windows 7 Ultimate edition.
-Catalyst drivers ran well, no trouble installing.
-HDMI audio and visual output at 1080p is flawless.
-Plays Rainbow Six 3 (released March 2003) with fantastic framerates, heatsink was cool the entire time

Cons: -Heatsink will get hot when stressing the GPU (idle/light web usage, it stays remarkably warm-cool)
-DID NOT COME WITH LOW PROFILE BRACKETS. I'm not bumping any eggs for the sake of the card, but someone flaked out pretty badly. My pc requires low-pro brackets, and I'm going back-and-forth with Newegg and HIS trying to get one.

Other Thoughts: The one thing I mentioned:

I used this card to dual-screen on a 24" 1080p tv and a 20" monitor (running at 1280x720p). After running shows for about twenty to thirty minutes, each monitor freaks out, breaking up the video as thick, broken lines; the computer itself frozen entirely, I'm forced to reset. It's been happening periodically (I can't make it through a full episode of Scrubs or The Office). The heatsink and northbridge is hot when this happens, cpu is cool, ram is moderate.

At first I thought it was the power supply, hooked it to a 480watt, still happened. Threw a 120mm fan on the gpu heatsink and northbridge; they stayed cool, still happened.

The 1gb ram module was from a friend's old PC that had similar (but worse) issues, so I'd like to believe I have a faulty dimm. I ordered a 2gb module and it should arrive Wednesdayish. I'll write a follow up afterwards.

In closing:

Great for light use (hopefully videos)
not for modern games/serious gamers
gets hot

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