Summary: I purchased this video card to use in dual-monitor configuration. Have been using it that way for a year and half and it's been great. It's not used for gaming, so I can't comment on that. Have used it with both Windows XP and Windows 7, no problems. Good buy.
Summary: This card is possibly fine with some other O/S, but with Linux it is absolutely useless. I wasted my time trying every possible tweak and alternate drivers. ATI drivers do not support vertical sync for XVideo.
Summary: I purchased this card in order to enable the Windows 7 (or Vista) Aero feature on an older PC (2006). It does the job; Windows now reports a score of 3.5 for Aero capability, whereas the integrated graphics processor was only 1.9. (I believe that anything over 3 is passing.
Summary: The card gets warm but so far not really hot. Cooling should not be a problem if you have ample air moving through the case. Windows 7 scores are 3.5 for desktop performance and 5.1 for gaming. Using a Kill-a-Watt the wattage increase was less than 10 watts over on board ATI-2100.
Pros: Silent of course - no fan. Inexpensive for a desktop card capable of true HD Ample outputs - DVI, HDMI, VGA
Cons: I'm being picky here. I needed to use the VGA Out to test a monitor and noticed the VGA output is located a little too close to the case when using the high profile bracket. There was not enough space between the card's VGA port and the case to attach the monitor's VGA connector. This really isn'...
Pros: HDMI over Audio works with no issues. I was worried about that with all the negative reviews on the interweb.
Cons: Overscan issue when running at 1080p through HDMI. I had to change refresh rate to 59Hz from 60Hz to make it stretch on my screen. Seems like quite a few people have the same issue and ATI has stated it is a problem.
Summary: it doesnt improve to much..i would much rather have put this money towards something a lot more powerful but if you only have 30 dollars and not a high demanding system then go for it like i did
Pros: this card now allows me to play cod4 on LOW settings with my hybrid crossfire....guess i didnt expect much more but wanted too i have dual video cards
Cons: when i play cod4 or tf2 it burns up to 85 deg celc with the hybrid crossfire cranking.... my vista score WENT DOWN from on board too lazy to mail in rebate