MSI Released HD4350 Low Profile Cards For HTPC
MSI today unveils its R4350 series graphics cards, the R4350-D512H and R4350-D256 graphics cards utilize the ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 GPU core (codenamed RV710), with 80 stream processors. Both R4350-D512H and R4350-D256H use low profile design, which is suitable to install in the barebone or HTPC small chassis.
MSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of graphics cards, today unveils its R4350 series graphics card. Officially announcing a full range of high, medium and low-end R4000 series products this quarter. All enthusiast R4800, mainstream R4600 or entry-level R4350 series, comes with the high performance of DirectX® 10 games, as well as a price that is so affordable. The R4000 series full range of graphics card is the most value choice in the market.
2X specifications of previous generation
The latest R4350-D512H and R4350-D256 graphics cards utilize the ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 GPU core (codenamed RV710), with 80 stream processors. Double previous generation ATI Radeon™ 3450 specifications to provide the extreme DirectX® 10 gaming performance, up to 1.7 times the previous generation performance. Users can easily enjoy the DirectX® 10 games by using the entry-level graphics card.
Designed for HTPC
Both R4350-D512H and R4350-D256H use low profile design, which is suitable to install in the barebone or HTPC small chassis. The second-generation 55nm manufacturing process can reduce power consumption and heat of R4350. Even it only uses passive cooling design with zero-noise, it can still save energy and maintain low temperature under full speed operation. In addition, it supports UVD 2.0 decoding engine which allows R4350 series graphics card to 100% accelerate decoding MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264 movie format in Blu-Ray disc. Even with the entry-level CPU, the system can playback the next -generation Blu-Ray movie disc properly and smoothly.
The GPU of R4350 has built-in audio codec. Through the simple adapter, DVI will be converted to HDMI output with 8 channel LPCM surround sound. Users do not need to transfer SPDIF sound from motherboard or audio card into graphics card, just a simple HDMI cable enables it to output video and audio directly to a TV or projector.
R4350 series graphics card is perfectly designed for HTPC (Home Theather PC). There are many advantage to use computer as a media player. It is flexible enough to support a wide range of audio and video formats. The software can be upgraded to improve compatibility, and HTPC let the media player have full PC functionality, and can play DirectX® 10 games as well. Low profile, energy efficient, zero-noise, MSI R4350 series graphics card is the best solution for HTPC.