VisionTek - High-Performance PC and Mac Upgrades and Enhancements

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AMD Radeon HD 3450

The VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 3450 enables you to experience the power of HD with graphics processing designed for entertainment and productivity.  Watch Blu-ray and HD-DVD videos in full 1080p HD – and upscale beyond - without placing huge demands on your CPU.  Play the next generation of HD games featuring life-like realism from DirectX® 10.1 compatibility and easy multi-GPU upgradeability with ATI™ Hybrid Graphics or ATI CrossFireX™. Enjoy break-through efficiency from cutting-edge technology and new energy-saving features that can help you save money and enable cool, quiet PCs.


HD Gaming Technology
Play the next generation of HD games featuring life-like graphics realism from Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 compatibility.  With PCI Express® 2.0 support, you’re ready for games that demand fast throughput. And boost your gaming experience with ATI Hybrid Graphics multi-GPU technology – get an easy performance upgrade when you plug into a compatible AMD 7-Series Integrated Chipset-based motherboard.

  • PCI Express® 2.0 – Now you are ready for demanding graphics applications with PCI Express 2.0 support, which allows up to twice the throughput of current AMD PCI Express cards.
  • DirectX® 10.1 Compatibility – You’ll be blown away by life-like graphics from Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 games, with stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.
  • ATI™ Hybrid Graphics – Combine an ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics card with a compatible AMD 7-Series Integrated Chipset to improve gaming performance and multi-monitor productivity.
  • ATI CrossFireX™ – Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology.


HD Video Beyond 1080p
With ATI Avivo™ HD technology, the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play as smoothly as intended: at True HD 1080p. The Unified Video Decoder (UVD) relieves  your CPU from the taxing video decode process  and enables time-saving multi-tasking. Enjoy quality to spare with resolutions upscaled beyond 1080p for the most processing-intensive content. And with a choice of digital outputs, you have more options when enjoying your digital entertainment.

  • Improved Unified Video Decoder – Enjoy Blu-ray and HD DVD movies with a dedicated hardware video decoder (UVD) that leaves your CPU unbound to do other tasks.
  • Ultimate Image Quality – Performance that rivals high end HD DVD and Blu-ray players at full 1080p HD resolution.
  • Integrated Digital Outputs – Enjoy your digital content the way you want to, with built-in HDMI and digital surround sound.


Break-through
Efficiency

ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics processors deliver break-through efficiency from cutting-edge technology and new energy-saving features that can help you save money and enable cool, quiet PCs. Be more productive with advanced multi-monitor support and enjoy the extraordinary value.

  • Runs cool and quiet – With a smaller chip designed to use less power, your system can take advantage of high-end Windows Vista® features while running more efficiently and quieter than ever.
  • ATI PowerPlay™ Technology– power saving features that can reduce power consumption at idle or during low-usage
  • Be more productive – See more and do more of your work and entertainment with advanced multi-monitor support.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Features

  • ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series Key Features
  • DirectX® 10.1 / Shader Model 4.1 support
  • PCI Express® 2.0 support
  • 55nm process technology
  • ATI PowerPlay™ energy conserving technology
  • 40 stream processing units
  • 64-bit memory interface
  • ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology*
    • Built-in DisplayPort™ technology
    • Built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio
    • Support for the ATI Radeon™ DVI to HDMI adapter
    • Unified Video Decoder (UVD) for Blu-ray™ and HD DVD at full HD 1080p
  • ATI™ Hybrid Graphics multi-GPU support
    • Combine with a compatible motherboard based on an AMD 7-Series Integrated Chipset to improve gaming performance and multi-monitor productivity
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support
  • Compatible with motherboards that support ATI CrossFireX technology

*ATI Avivo™ HD is a technology platform that includes a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some ATI Avivo™ HD capabilities may require complementary products.


Configuration

  1. HDMI, DVI-I, VGA

(HDMI video and 5.1 audio supported through HDMI port)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista (all versions)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition


Box Contents

  • VisionTek Radeon 512MB HD3450 graphics card
  • Install CD
  • Manual


System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 250 Watt or greater power supply recommended
  • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
  • For an ATI™ Hybrid Graphics system, a compatible AMD 7-Series Chipset-based motherboard is required
  • For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard

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