- 480 Stream Processors
- 1GB 128-Bit DDR3
- PCI Express 2.1 x16
Great Entry Level Card 12/17/2013
Low profile brackets included, quiet fan and cool running card, 128bit wide memory bus, plenty of output options.
none at this price point
I bought this for our home theater pc, which is a re-purposed HP DC5800 Small Form Factor business pc. I picked the machine up dirt cheap and upgraded the cpu to an Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33Ghz, 4GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, 80GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (for OS/apps), 2TB Western Digital Green drive (for media storage/backups), a handheld wireless airfly keyboard/mouse, and the Sapphire Radeon HD6570 1GB DDR3 graphics card. This machine sees 14 hours or so a day of use, ranging from Netflix/Hulu streaming, to HD movies/DVD's, to casual gaming (Sims 3, Skyrim, Super Street Fighter IV, and online flash games, etc). This card handles all those games at 1920x1080, medium to high settings, with extras like AA and AF turned off. Considering it costs only about $10 more than the HD6450, and provides roughly 3x the performance, it's a no-brainer for anyone looking for a low cost upgrade to provide better performance than integrated graphics.
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