Sometimes very entertaining products can be the cheapest ones around. Especially for graphics cards this rule applies very often. In the high-end segment you need to have luck to tweak and overclock or pay a premium price for customizations.
In the lower-end and budget products we often see the most wicked stuff that is very tweakable and versatile. Today we review such a product, surely not a gamers dream or even a mid-range product. But at roughly 69 to 79 USD you can purchase a Radeon HD 4650. That little fracker has full high-definition decoding and accelerating capabilities and packs even enough punch to play some of the modern games, though at low monitor resolutions.
That trustworthy company HIS even has a passively cooled version of the product, and suffice to say... we had a really great time with it. HIS calls it their Radeon HD 4650 512MB iSilence4, it comes completely passively cooled thanks to a Zalman cooler. And... oh for gawds sake, let me do one pun here that I've been thinking about ever since the card arrived:
Imagine Jeff Dunham voice: iSilence, or iKilla you!
Hehe, ahem, gosh that was lame. If you remember our GPU accelerated and enhanced x.264 1080P decoding article, this was the card we used. It didn't run hot, it handles HD playback excellently, is 100% silent, very energy efficient, and will allow you to play games fairly well.
Again, this product sells for 69-79 USD - and for that money it's a steal. Have a peek and then browse to the next page please.
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