Home-Theater Personal Computers can always do with some new hardware options, and since low profile video boards practically determine the overall performance, PowerColor decided to increase the collection of available solutions by one model, namely the Radeon HD 5750 Low Profile.
Though meant for compact PCs, the newcomer does not skip on all higher-end features, doing its best to offer not just a convenient price, but also as good a performance as possible.
Like all its peers from the HD 5000 series, the board supports DirectX 11 graphics, though this isn't exactly a strong selling point for cards not specifically meant for gaming.
Still, even though multimedia files have no use, currently, for tessellation, they will definitely benefit from the rest of the specifications.
For one, the card has the graphics processing unit (GPU) running at 700 MHz, while the 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM is clocked at 4,600 MHz.
What's more, the product features a memory interface of 128 bits and 720 Stream processors, all of which contribute to the overall horsepower that is kept stable by certain high-end parts.
The high-end components in question are Dr. MOS, solid capacitors and solid state choke. As for the cooling solution, it is a dual-slot device made by Arctic Cooling and has two fans.
For compatibility with a wide range of display solutions, the newcomer can connect through D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort outputs.
All in all, the PowerColor HD5750 Low Profile should handle any sort of multimedia file, and its smaller PCB will let it fit inside the small cases that HTPCs are known for.
As a final bonus, the video board supports the ATI Eyefinity technology, which lets one enjoy movies and games, if applicable, on three screens instead of just one. Unfortunately, its maker has not made its pricing and availability details known.