HD 6450 video card for $14.99 after rebate - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 08:47 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Mike99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 40
Newegg has this on sale again.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127584&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL100212&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL100212-_-EMC-100212-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14127584-L09B
Mike99 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM
AVS Special Member
 
galileo2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 3,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
It is darn cheap but is it good for HTPC? I wanted passive cooler for my video card, so I've got Gigabyte 6450 for $22 AR. So far I am happy. Windows 7, however, rates it at 4.6.

Good time to buy computers and computer parts: NEVER
galileo2000 is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 10:26 AM
Advanced Member
 
Beefcake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Charlton, MA USA
Posts: 933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
If all you need it for is a HTPC, then Anandtech seems to think very highly of this cards low power draw and very capable video processing.
Beefcake is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 10:48 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mdavej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 88 Post(s)
Liked: 279
I picked up one of these last time it was $15. Has a small fan, but I have yet to hear it. Excellent card for HTPC. Rebate came pretty quickly too. Can't beat it at this price.
mdavej is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 10:48 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Mike99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 40
I bought one a few weeks ago & it has fixed a problem or two.

When watching some SD OTA programs with WMC7 there was some stutter, and sometimes a couple times per minute & seemed to be caused by the 29/59 bug. The 6450 fixed this. However I never noticed this with HD OTA.

When watching HD OTA using MPC-HC the frame rate would be one rate for about 16 seconds & then another rate for about 5 seconds & kept repeating. And the graph's Green video line would decrease & also indicate this. With the 6450 the rate stays constant & the Green line stays flat. So it fixed a problem even though I never noticed this when watching HD OTA.

So I thought it was worth $15. The card does have a fan but I don't hear it because the HTPC is hidden in the corner, & I think the PSU's fan might be louder.
Mike99 is online now  
post #6 of 14 Old 10-03-2012, 12:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
galileo2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 3,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I know 6450 is the king for HTPC purposes, I got one myself in my new rig, it was fan that was bothering me. I've got myself fanless Gigabyte 6450 for $21.99 after rebate not too long ago.. The card stays cool all the time.

Good time to buy computers and computer parts: NEVER
galileo2000 is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 10-03-2012, 10:50 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Mike99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 40
I was waiting for the HD6450 to go on sale so when it did I got one. I would like a fanless model but the $14.99 sale appeared first.
Mike99 is online now  
post #8 of 14 Old 10-04-2012, 01:56 AM
Member
 
shreddir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Would this card give me better video output than the on-board gpu of my Ivy bridge i7 cpu on my Asus Z77 chipset motherboard?

my equipment
shreddir is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 10-04-2012, 11:02 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Mike99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by shreddir View Post

Would this card give me better video output than the on-board gpu of my Ivy bridge i7 cpu on my Asus Z77 chipset motherboard?

I don't know if the 6450 would make a difference with your setup. Hopefully one of the more knowledgeable forum members can answer that.

I'm using a G620, an H61 mobo, and a 720p HDTV & don't notice any difference before or after the card. Maybe with a 1080 HDTV I might notice a difference. However I bought the card to fix a stutter problem with SD video and it did.
Mike99 is online now  
post #10 of 14 Old 10-04-2012, 12:09 PM
Senior Member
 
ajkrishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Just picked up a couple of these cards. Hopefully, it will solve the "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" error that my on board ATI HD3200 has been showing lately.
ajkrishock is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 10-05-2012, 05:38 AM
AVS Special Member
 
galileo2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 3,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post

I don't know if the 6450 would make a difference with your setup. Hopefully one of the more knowledgeable forum members can answer that.
I'm using a G620, an H61 mobo, and a 720p HDTV & don't notice any difference before or after the card. Maybe with a 1080 HDTV I might notice a difference. However I bought the card to fix a stutter problem with SD video and it did.

According to Rene, it is about the same as Intel 4000, or even worse.

I'd go with i3 3225, but since I need a card for the component anyway, I've got myself 6450 w/passive cooler, and I am quite happy with the results.

WEI though rates it at just 4.6.

Good time to buy computers and computer parts: NEVER
galileo2000 is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 10-05-2012, 09:42 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Mike99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 40
Which CPU are you using, and do you recall what your WEI was before the HD6450?

My WEI before the HD6450 was 5.0 & the Gaming graphics was 5.8.
With the HD6450 the WEI is 4.7 (which is the same as the desktop performance) and the Gaming graphics is 6.2.
I'm curious why the desktop WEI decreased and yet the gaming WEI increased.
Mike99 is online now  
post #13 of 14 Old 10-05-2012, 09:44 AM
AVS Special Member
 
galileo2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 3,816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
i3 3220, I don't remember what it was before installation, but WEI really doesn't like 6450, because of it weakness in games. Or 3D. Or whatewer M$ in their infinite wisdom put in there biggrin.gif

Good time to buy computers and computer parts: NEVER
galileo2000 is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 11-06-2012, 08:24 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Mike99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 40
Mike99 is online now  
Reply Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off