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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6450 512Mb GDDR3 Full/Low Profile Silent £26.98 @ Amazon
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6450 512Mb GDDR3 Full/Low Profile Silent £26.98 @ Amazon

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6450 512Mb GDDR3 Full/Low Profile Silent £26.98 @ Amazon

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Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon HD 6450 graphics processor is a next-generation visual upgrade that delivers Eyefinity multi-display technology, HDMI 1.4a for stereoscopic (3D) displays, Displayport 1.2 as well as 2nd generation support for DirectX 11 for the most versatile solution for everyday computing.
Cutting edge manufacturing process allows for efficient, high performance parts which use less power than their predecessors.The latest PCI-Express 2.0 specification doubles data throughput from 2.5Gbps to 5Gbps allowing you to exploit the full performance potential of your graphics card.

Enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays / glasses / software.

The 15-pin VGA connector is common to most monitors and high definition television.You can connect your LCD or CRT monitor / TV with D-sub VGA connector. Equipped with the most popular Dual Link DVI (Digital Visual Interface), this card is able to display ultra high resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz. HDMI 1.4a builds on previous generations of HDMI connectivity with support for Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic support, ensuring the highest quality Blu-ray and video experience possible from your PC.

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ordered this earlier today to use in sff media pc, bargain price for watching movies

looks like a decent card for the price....have some heat

not the fastest card in the world by any means but it will do the job quite well.

How does this compare to the 5450?

Always too much technical jargon for me when it comes to graphic cards.
Can anyone tell me if there would be a noticeable difference if I went for it.
(Assuming it will fit and be compatible)
I have.
Dell Inspiron 530 core 2 duo
Win 7 64bit
ATI Radeon HD2400 Pro.graphic card

Mainly Big Fish Games
Paintshop Pro X2 (graphics)
Muvee Reveal 8 (video maker)
Watching Iplayer/Catch up.

Will this fit my HP microserver and be able to play 3D rips on my 3D TV?

will this fit in my manbag

bongbrain

Will this fit my HP microserver and be able to play 3D rips on my 3D TV?



It should just about fit. Looking at the pictures, you may have to bend one or two of the heatsink fins to keep them from brushing against the side of the case. As for 3D rips, never tried one, but it should output 1080p just fine.

I have the same card installed in my HP microserver. The card comes with low-profile bracket as well.

Performance to cost ratio here is excellent, this can play many popular games quite well.

Tested on CSS / L4D / TF2 / WoW / Mass-Ef / Minecraft

All smooth on a E5200 & 2GB RAM (W7-64)

Ellie Phant

Always too much technical jargon for me when it comes to graphic … Always too much technical jargon for me when it comes to graphic cards.Can anyone tell me if there would be a noticeable difference if I went for it.(Assuming it will fit and be compatible)I have.Dell Inspiron 530 core 2 duoWin 7 64bitATI Radeon HD2400 Pro.graphic cardMainly Big Fish GamesPaintshop Pro X2 (graphics)Muvee Reveal 8 (video maker)Watching Iplayer/Catch up.



A useful site is cpubenchmark as it gives you the general scores of the cards:
videocardbenchmark.net/gpu…php

The numbers don't really mean anything but it does show that this card is ~3 times more powerful, and hence I would say, yes, it would make a difference (unless anyone with more experience would disagree?)

Ellie Phant

Always too much technical jargon for me when it comes to graphic … Always too much technical jargon for me when it comes to graphic cards.Can anyone tell me if there would be a noticeable difference if I went for it.(Assuming it will fit and be compatible)I have.Dell Inspiron 530 core 2 duoWin 7 64bitATI Radeon HD2400 Pro.graphic card



Quite apart from what it can do, this HD6450 is fanless and therefore silent. If your HD2400 is not, then IMHO it is a worthwhile upgrade just for the noise reduction. Graphics card fans tend to be the noisiest part of most computers.

Bought one
Thanks

cheers gone for one

Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon HD 6450 graphics processor is a next-generation visual upgrade that delivers Eyefinity multi-display technology, HDMI 1.4a for stereoscopic (3D) displays, Displayport 1.2 as well as 2nd generation support for DirectX 11 for the most versatile solution for everyday computing.

Why the reference to DisplayPort, seems like there is not a DisplayPort in there, or if it is, there is no HDMI, but certanly not both from what I can see in the pics. Can someone confirm?
Edited by: "MaximusRo" 30th Nov 2011

My nvidia 520 msi overclock has been running superb in the microserver, this is about on par with my 520 correct?

Yes there is.
ecx.images-amazon.com/ima…jpg

MaximusRo

Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon HD 6450 graphics … Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon HD 6450 graphics processor is a next-generation visual upgrade that delivers Eyefinity multi-display technology, HDMI 1.4a for stereoscopic (3D) displays, Displayport 1.2 as well as 2nd generation support for DirectX 11 for the most versatile solution for everyday computing. Why the reference to DisplayPort, seems like there is not a DisplayPort in there, or if it is, there is no HDMI, but certanly not both from what I can see in the pics. Can someone confirm?


MaximusRo

Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon HD 6450 graphics … Packed with the latest GPU technologies, the Radeon HD 6450 graphics processor is a next-generation visual upgrade that delivers Eyefinity multi-display technology, HDMI 1.4a for stereoscopic (3D) displays, Displayport 1.2 as well as 2nd generation support for DirectX 11 for the most versatile solution for everyday computing. Why the reference to DisplayPort, seems like there is not a DisplayPort in there, or if it is, there is no HDMI, but certanly not both from what I can see in the pics. Can someone confirm?



No DP on the card that I can see. I think the description refers to the fact that the gpu supports that DP standard. Presumably, there may be versions of the card on the market with a DP onboard.

No there is not. If you zoom the pic on amazon you will see the HDMI logo next to the port.

caloandrea

Yes there is.http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Azjk0KOtL._AA300_.jpg


Sorry my bad

MaximusRo

No there is not. If you zoom the pic on amazon you will see the HDMI logo … No there is not. If you zoom the pic on amazon you will see the HDMI logo next to the port.


Would this pair up well with an A8 in dual graphics, do you reckon there'd be noticeable improvement on games?

Doesn't mention low profile bracket, can't use full height in my small HTPC, anyone know if it comes with one?

Liam1990

My nvidia 520 msi overclock has been running superb in the microserver, … My nvidia 520 msi overclock has been running superb in the microserver, this is about on par with my 520 correct?



What's a 520 correct?

would I be better off with a passive rather than fan, when it is so close to the HDD as this?

http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt298/midnight_tuck/P1110495.jpg

That one is a (dusty) 4550 but need to change it to something that will allow me to play 3d bluray (iso and MKV) to my new tv once its delivered.

No intention to be gaming, purely 2d and 3d blurays and other lesser movie formats....would the 6450 be good enough to play 3d with no performance problems? bitstreaming HD audio too to the AV

tomshardware.co.uk/rad…tml

maybe of help to myself and others

We were surprised when we found out that the Radeon HD 5000 series can … We were surprised when we found out that the Radeon HD 5000 series can handle Blu-ray 3D playback over HDMI 1.4a, these cards rely on the CPU to process the required MVC codec. The Radeon HD 6000 series has Blu-ray 3D decode acceleration built into the GPU, so we decided to test the Radeon HD 6450’s ability to perform this task:

Guys, I ordered one of these for a build the other day. Only for a dual screen pro job but nice little card.

It comes with a full bracket fitted (dvi, dsub and hdmi) or 2 low profile ones (1 with dvi and hdmi, one with just dsub)

Hope that helps a bit.

Has been at this price since beginning of november.

It comes with low profile bracket. And does fit in hp microserver. Has HDMI not display port

I'm not sure there's a huge amount of point to these cards anymore. Integrated graphics is a much better bet at this level. The on board GPU that comes on any AMD APU or any intel card with the 3000 HD iGPU could beat this and integrated graphics uses a lot less power. Both are capable of blu ray 3D with HDMI 1.4, both are capable of playing low end games like sims 3, portal 2 and left4dead (in AMD APU's case, pretty high end games like Crysis 2).

You're just buying something that most people already have built into their CPU. If you don't have a recent CPU, fair enough. Otherwise, stick to the CPU graphics, cooling and powering only one component is always better than doing it for 2, especially in a closed up space like in a HTPC

Not voting either way as although it may be a good price for what it is, I don't think what it is, should be bought by 95% of people, certainly not just for watching blu rays in a HTPC

hero9989

I'm not sure there's a huge amount of point to these cards anymore. … I'm not sure there's a huge amount of point to these cards anymore. Integrated graphics is a much better bet at this level. The on board GPU that comes on any AMD APU or any intel card with the 3000 HD iGPU could beat this and integrated graphics uses a lot less power. Both are capable of blu ray 3D with HDMI 1.4, both are capable of playing low end games like sims 3, portal 2 and left4dead (in AMD APU's case, pretty high end games like Crysis 2).You're just buying something that most people already have built into their CPU. If you don't have a recent CPU, fair enough. Otherwise, stick to the CPU graphics, cooling and powering only one component is always better than doing it for 2, especially in a closed up space like in a HTPCNot voting either way as although it may be a good price for what it is, I don't think what it is, should be bought by 95% of people, certainly not just for watching blu rays in a HTPC



I've got a second Gen i5 with 3000 graphics and it does not seem to be supported in XBMC for hardware decoding, hence I needed a 6450 which works perfectly.

Link to more info: forum.xbmc.org/sho…785
Edited by: "loopie" 1st Dec 2011

Hi Guys,

hoping for some help from you tech ppl, i've got a desk top that runs Core i3-540 3.06GHz.

would this work in my PC. i'm just looking to run movies and media really.

any help would be amazing

abzK

Hi Guys,hoping for some help from you tech ppl, i've got a desk top that … Hi Guys,hoping for some help from you tech ppl, i've got a desk top that runs Core i3-540 3.06GHz.would this work in my PC. i'm just looking to run movies and media really.any help would be amazing



If you have a free Pci express slot then it should be fine.

hero9989

I'm not sure there's a huge amount of point to these cards anymore. … I'm not sure there's a huge amount of point to these cards anymore. Integrated graphics is a much better bet at this level. The on board GPU that comes on any AMD APU or any intel card with the 3000 HD iGPU could beat this and integrated graphics uses a lot less power. Both are capable of blu ray 3D with HDMI 1.4, both are capable of playing low end games like sims 3, portal 2 and left4dead (in AMD APU's case, pretty high end games like Crysis 2).You're just buying something that most people already have built into their CPU. If you don't have a recent CPU, fair enough. Otherwise, stick to the CPU graphics, cooling and powering only one component is always better than doing it for 2, especially in a closed up space like in a HTPCNot voting either way as although it may be a good price for what it is, I don't think what it is, should be bought by 95% of people, certainly not just for watching blu rays in a HTPC


Of course it should, IGP's still have lots of problems when it comes to HTPC use. Especially de-interlacing 1080i content properly and getting the 24p framerate right.
Also using the GPU will often mean less energy use, heat and noise (as the fanless GPU doesn't make any noise or much heat, but the CPU at 80-90% will be making a lot more noise).

The ATI APU is an exception but its a bit overkill for a HTPC. The ATI Fusion is good enough but not really if you want the PC to do other things while watching HD.

This card is good - It has pretty much everything you need in it for HTPC use, If you want the same thing in nvidia you have to get the GT430 really. Although Nvidia has better linux support so if you're thinking using linux I'd buy Nvidia.

Edited by: "jacksonliam" 1st Dec 2011

bongbrain

Will this fit my HP microserver and be able to play 3D rips on my 3D TV?


avforums.com/for…tml

tamoil

http://www.avforums.com/forums/home-entertainment-pcs/1456622-htpc-3d-iso-full-blu-ray-player.html



The short answer is: YES it does fit in a microserver. Works perfectly.

Original Poster

if i fit on in to my microserver will it enhance streamed videos over my LAN to media devices?

darthweb

if i fit on in to my microserver will it enhance streamed videos over my … if i fit on in to my microserver will it enhance streamed videos over my LAN to media devices?



If your transcoding on the fly and the codec supports hardware acceleration then yes, it will enhance.

Otherwise if you just use DLNA or samba to stream video then it won't make a difference.

Looks like this is expired as it's showing at 33 pounds now?
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