Excerpt: Well, I bought this card for a VERY good price. I ripped open the box and popped it into my computer. It replaced my aging S3 card. I got it in, started up Half-Life, and the difference was huge! I used to average a unplayable 16 FPS in 1024x768. Now with the V3 it kicks out an average of 50-60FPS in 1024x768. The image quality is nice. I have a Sony 17" Trinitron Multiscan 17sf, and I run it at about 1280x1024 in Windows. The image is nice and crisp.