I use an Sapphire HD 6450 1 GB ddr3 with HDMI fanless. no issues upscales DVD better than most BD players except the PS3 ofc they are about equal there .
I downloaded the latest catalyst drivers and software from AMD rather than use the CD or Sapphire download works good no driver or install issues .
My PC never sleeps or hibernates though it is either on or off usually on 24/7 .
It includes a low profile bracket if you should need one . Game Debate .com seems to think the Sapphire card is the best of the HD 6450 cards no complaints here.
Big improvement over the on board video.lightened up the load on ram and CPU also . You can run up to 3 independent screens from it also I have mine on a 32" HDTV 1080p HDMI connection and a 24" PC monitor1680x1050 VGA .runs them both simultaneously no sweat. Netflix HD looks very good on it as well. The PS3 is on the big plasma ofc.
Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-D/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100322L $24.99 after $10.00 rebate card
Not a game card but great for HTPC it will however play COD fine.Edited by tubetwister - 8/26/13 at 3:49am