THIS CARD IS LOW PROFILE, LOW PROFILE, LOW PROFILE.
Seriously, how many times do I have to say it. I don't care how much better other models are, if they aren't low profile they are useless for a SFF machine.
OK, let me start out straight away by saying this is NOT a card for hardcore gamers. Although it will handle most games at reasonable details settings and resolutions.
This card also has a low profile bracket, so can be installed into small form factor PC's, unlike most cards these days.
This card is, however, the perfect choice for a HTPC that you might also want to game on a little, without having to spend a fortune.
Along with the 4770, this is one of the best value for money cards around, especially if you're on a tight budget.
Also comes with a rather nice 3 year warranty.
If you can collect from their showroom it's £39.09
Don't worry about the stock levels, Novatech always get stock in quite quickly if they run out.
The bits and pieces -
With all the latest features, the ATI Radeon? HD 4550 graphics cards deliver an incredible visual experience with best in class performance. Enjoy unprecedented levels of graphics realism and play the latest games with support for Microsoft DirectX® 10.1. Add this graphics card to your PC and watch Blu-ray movies and HD content play with incredible visual fidelity1, and view digital photos with over 1 billion colors2. Do it all with break-through efficiency that doesn?t compromise performance.
- Powered by Radeon® HD 4550 GPU @ 600MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory @ 1600MHz
- 64-Bit Memory Interface
- 80 stream processing units
- DirectX® 10.1
- Dual mode ATI CrossFireX? multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
- PCI Express® 2.0 support
- Native HDMI on board
- Japan-made Solid Polymer Aluminum Capacitors greatly extends lifespan
- EMI Shield to reduce EMI interference