- Minimum RAM: 1024
Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-D/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L
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- PCI-Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
- DDR3 memory
- Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
- Microsoft Windows 7 Support
- 400 Watt Power Supply is required.
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Once I installed the Radeon HD5450, I placed the case cover back on but it wouldn't sit flush. Turns out that the 5450 is a bit wider than my original card by about 5 mm. The issue is that the cooling fins wrap around the top edge of the card; you can see it in the picture.
This isn't a deal breaker. I just left the case cover off and since it sits on my desk facing the wall, it's not visible.
This card should be able to play most games but don't expect too much. The Optiplex is hobbled by a weak processor (Pentium 4 3.0 GHz HT) but I have a Dell Zino with a dual core mobile Athlon II and a mobile 5450 that can play modern games. I just finished playing Dead Space 2 on it and I am starting Medal of Honor. I played 30 min of MOH and so far so good. I will try a few games on the Optiplex and I will update later.
Update: Age of Empires III runs well on the Optiplex. It's a bit smoother compared to the original video card. MOH ran acceptably on the Optiplex but there was the occassional lag and screen tearing. My guess is that it is the Pentium 4 processor that is holding back this game and not the graphics card. I played MOH on the Zino and the experience was a lot better despite it having a mobile HD5450.
I'd purchased it specifically because I'd heard it could run on far less power than it "requires" in the specs, and people weren't kidding. My 'puter has a good processor, plenty of RAM, decent motherboard, etc... but the power supply is tiny, and the graphics card it came with was laughable (I didn't know about the power at the time; had planned to upgrade the vid card anyway). It was heck to find an actual upgrade, since I can't personally install a power supply (but can do the simpler stuff like cards and RAM). I also wasn't willing to spend a ton upgrading, since I'll be getting a custom-built awesomeputer in a couple months. This card is win-win!
One major problem I had right from taking it out of the box is that the heatsink wasn't well sealed down at all and consequently wasn't making contact with the chips. It wasn't obviously damaged, but just being knocked around a bit probably did that. GPU temps were high enough to cause artifacts and crashes. I had to remove the heatsink, reapply paste, put the crappy springs back on and pray that it stayed on. None of that would have happened if it was clamped down harder. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to use it for work and get a slightly better card shortly after buying.
Another complain is about its rebate program. At the time of purchase, the company offered a $15 rebate. However, later I got an email and it told the document I printed out from Amazon wasn't valid for the rebate purpose. I called their 800 number on the rebate form, the lady on the phone agreed that she will resubmit the document and got it processed, but there is no update after 1+ month.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Notice that this card does NOT have a fan? That's the point. If there is no fan with ball bearings to go bad, then the lifetime of the card is not dependent on a dying fan. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Kaplan
I have a small bank of computers that chug away at the seti@home distributed computing project. Video failed on one machine and this had it up and running on the cheap. Read morePublished 3 months ago by PbS
Great for the money, I would give 5 stars, but I keep having driver issues. I have done all the updates and the latest patch seems to have fixed the issue. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John H.
I bought this to upgrade an older pc. For the most part it works, but I find that if i don't restart my computer often, I start seeing artifacts on my screen when scroll/browse the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Evelyn
Great card for multimedia activity like watching videos etc. but not used for games so no comment on that I did search out all reviews and tech inf and it lives up to the stated... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jenie Dee
I got this for my HTPC and I love it! No noise, worked immediately, still going strong years later. I needed something to play HD content and this is it!Published 7 months ago by Josh