Take your gaming to a whole new level with this graphics card that features ATI Avivo HD technology with Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2 technology for brilliant colors and high-definition images. ATI CrossFireX support lets you add additional graphics cards for improved speed.
Powered by the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics processing unit (GPU)
With up to 104 gigaFLOPS of graphics power for the most demanding games.
1GB DDR memory
Provides the memory needed for striking visual realism.
PCI Express x16 interface
Provides compatibility with a range of systems.
ATI Avivo HD technology
With Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) technology delivers brilliant color and an amazing high-definition experience. Also features independent video gamma control and dynamic video range control.
ATI Eyefinity technology
Features support for up to 3 displays. ATI Stream technology helps speed up your PC.
Compatible with Blu-ray disc formats
Ensures high-definition compatibility. Also supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Avivo and H.264 formats.
Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) technology
Supports editing and transferring videos to a portable video player.
DirectX 11 support
With tessellation, HDR texture compression, multithreading support and DirectCompute 11 enhances gameplay by delivering ultrarealistic images, detail and texture and improved lighting effects. Supports OpenCL and OpenFL 3.2.
ATI CrossFireX technology
Allows you to upgrade to 3D performance quickly and easily by adding an additional graphics card (not included). Also features ATI PowerPlay technology.
Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support
With 7.1-channel surround sound support for immersive gaming audio.
Dual-link DVI and HDMI connectors
For high-definition support. VGA output for an easy connection. Dual DVI and dual VGA support using optional adapters (not included).
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.