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No fan, quiet. Driver did not create any latency issues.


Both Newegg's description and the outside of the box state you can run three monitors with this card. YOU CAN NOT! Apparently there is more than one version of this particular card. I contacted AMD's tech support and after several days of waiting got this reply:

I understand that you have trouble display three monitors at the same time with HD 5450 and HDMI connection will appear black boarders. If this is incorrect, please let me know as the information provided may change.

HD 5450 card may be capable of outputting three signals at one time, but this is only possible when the card is featured with DisplayPort using either a direct DisplayPort supported monitor. But it seems your graphic card does not have a DP port which means you can only display two monitors at one time. Attempting to use a third monitor, you will have to disable one of the current displaying monitors.

So, even though both the box and Newegg say three monitors no problem, two is the max.

Other Thoughts:

I don't need a high end graphics card as I use my computer as a Digital Audio Workstation and there's not a lot going on video wise. However, it is nice to have multiple monitors for several reasons. The big problem I've had is finding a card with multiple displays that does not introduce an un-useable amount of latency into the audio stream. The only good parts of this card are the noise free fanless design and a driver with virtually no latency issues. BUT, I can only run two monitors. Haven't decided if I'll return it or not yet.

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