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Elizabeth L.

Elizabeth L.

Joined on 07/20/10

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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4650 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100253HDMI
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4650 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100253HDMI

Pros: I have a Dell Inspiron 530s so I needed a decent low profile card to satisfy my gaming needs (mainly World of Warcraft). With the on-board Dell video card I was able to get max 10-15 FPS in major cities and in 25 man raids 5-8 FPS on boss fights. After seeing the reviews on this site and a few others of slimline owners that bought this card I decided it was safe bet to purchase. After I bought it... -Max 75 FPS in major cities (medium settings) and 40ish FPS in 25 man raids. The difference is AMAZING. -Computer score in Graphics went from 3.4 to a 5.0; Gaming graphics went from 3.6 to 5.4 -Runs on my 250w power supply -Relatively cheap, but worth every penny if it's a stretch for slimline owners. -Very quiet -Low power usage -Easy installation -Plays every game I've tried on it so far. Before some of the newer games wouldn't even load because of my cruddy on-board card, and the ones that did load look 10x better now. (RE5, Prototype, TF2, WoW)

Cons: It does tend to get a bit hot. Not really a problem so far though.

Overall Review: I spent about 4-5 days researching this card on the basis of what other slimline owners had to say about it and not what the card company instructed as far as power supplies. I don't think I ever came across a truly negative review on it and now I know why.