The Radeon HD 4550 is the level entry graphics card fron AMD/ATI. As the benchamrks show it, this card is not powerful for 3D gaming but is perfect for HTPC. The price is around US$50.-.
Radeon HD 4550 main specifications
– GPU: RV710
/ 600MHz / 55nm
– Shader Processors: 80
– Texture Units: 8
– ROPs: 4
– Transistors: 242M
– Memory: 512M or 256M GDDR3 / 800Mhz / 64-bit
– DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1
The upcoming version of Parallels Desktop, the virtual machine for MacOS, will add the support of DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.0. Parallels allows to run Windows on a Mac.
More information on Parallels: www.parallels.com.