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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity     (100315L )
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Powerful: received a 7.7/7.9 in the Windows Experience Index, I can run most all of my games on the highest settings. I'm tempted to get another..

Silent: the fan that cools the card can get fast and noisy if you don't seat the card right, but stays quiet when running properly.

Cons: Shady ratings: I read some of the 1- and 2-egg rated comments, it has made me skeptical of the product but otherwise nothing worth taking eggs away for.

Other Thoughts: First time I put the card in my machine it was seated incorrectly and would not output audio or video but the fan was spinning at max speed.

I shut off the power, removed the card and its power, reconnected both and turned it back on.

Afterwards it hasn't given me a problem.

VisionTek 900356 Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Impulse buy made me cry... T.T 10/13/2011

This review is from: VisionTek 900356 Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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.

AMD Phenom II X4 830
Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3
750Gb 7200rpm HDD


Daniel M.'s Profile

Display Name: Daniel M.

Date Joined: 10/20/07

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/13/11
  • Last Review: 08/27/12
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