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EDIT: And excellent, relevant review. Compared to TomsHardware doing reviews of Crysis, World in Conflict, etc. this is easily the best low-end review I have seen in recent memory.
Well, you can't compare a real review site like this one to Tom's. Remember, their idiot CPU reviewer killed a Clarkdale review sample because he didn't bother to look up the safe voltage limits before overclocking the thing .
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Hey sky, just wanted to point out a spelling mistake on page 2. about halfway down : "noted is that both 512Mand 1GB versions
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I can see the forums posts now, I've got a DX11 5450, but I can't play DX11 games...
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Remember, their idiot CPU reviewer killed a Clarkdale review sample because he didn't bother to look up the safe voltage limits before overclocking the thing .
That's one for the ages. Link?
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That's one for the ages. Link?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...55,2540-4.html
The absolute maximum voltage specification is listed on page 74 of this publicly-accessible datasheet: http://download.intel.com/design/pro...hts/322909.pdf
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Building a system for market analysis with multiple 24" displays and a must "not heard" system this review definitely helped.
I need the best passive cooling card. The low power consumption have its impact on PSU, case cooling and with several system running many hours a day, room cooling is also a big consideration.
So it is not gaming, and DX-11 may not come into play but still a good graphic card that let the CPU do its real time math and data processing is important.
As strange as it may be for the Gamers Ė there is a world out there that uses computers (some of are very, very powerful) for other things.
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Thanks for your comment! Glad you liked the content.
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Bringing this back from the dead, but I just picked up the ASUS version of this card. Hopefully I'll be able to run BF3.

Just kidding. But I seriously did pick one up....for my media box. I'm using an old AM2 board that doesn't have HDMI included with its IGP. The motherboard couldn't push the proper resolutions to run an HDTV. Also, the 1.9GHz Athlon processor has a hard time decoding 1080p video. This video card solves that problem. And with its passive heatsink it's perfect for an HTPC cobbled together out of older parts.

I can't stress enough though, that if you have a modern mATX motherboard with proper IGP and HDMI connection, coupled with a modernish processor, you really should have no need for this videocard. It won't do anything more than your modern IGP equipped motherboard is capable of.

Retails for about $40 on NCIX.

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