Cons: The fan is very noisy to begin with and after a couple of months of use it got even noisier. I mean really loud to the point of being unbearably loud. If I shut down the fan the temp climbs to >100 C !
Summary: I bought two of these for a Crossfire setup in my new Shuttle system. They run great and you can't hear their fans at all. Crossfire was instantly supported without a hitch. Running old Battlefield 2, it's fast. Running the latest version of America's Army 2.x.x it's pulling 60-70 FPS.
Pros: Easy install - no PCIe power needed. Low profile in every aspect for this type of card with the outputs it has. Have not tried HDMI yet. DVI is great.
Cons: None that I can find thus far. Not really a "gamer's" card.
Summary: I would not recommend this card for gaming. I think it is much better suited to be used in a system that has the primary role of watching movies, television, and playing music.
Pros: The card was true plug and play. Initially, I was expecting to work a little bit to get the audio working over the HDMI but to my suprise it worked the moment I turned the system back on. I don't think I even had to disable onboard audio. It has upscaling abilities though I have not spent a whole...
Summary: Just wanted to update my previous review with respect to the fan control. You CAN control it, but you need to do so with a direct decrease in voltage. The fan only has two pins (power and ground), so unplug them from the video card and then plug them into a 3 pin fan controller powered by a voltage...
Pros: See previous review.
Cons: None really now that I have the fan noise under control.
Summary: I bought this version because it was a bit cheaper and I figured that I could just turn down the fan. However, ASUS used such a cheap fan that it can't be controlled. So, I should have spent the extra cash and got a passively cooled version.
Pros: Low power, great HD video, low profile bracket included and works fine with my case.
Summary: Eventually Sent the second card back for a refund (minus restocking) and got a 9500GT. This card works fine for these games, but I think the 4550 HD is slightly faster on these older games.
Pros: As usual superfast shipping and service from newegg.
Cons: Unfortunately I could not get this card to work in my sons computer. It's an HP Slimline and the card would install, tried several drivers, but all combinations would cause what Windows 7 was a "video hardware failure" . Even RMA'd for another suspecting maybe a bad card, but got the same results...
Summary: And the Design Engineer dummy of the year award goes to..... As others have mentioned, if your slim line case has the PCI express slot as the top one you will have to re-engineer the low profile bracket as the included bracket is a one way design which does not accomodate slim profile cases where...
Pros: Step up from 4350 Audio over HDMI Low fan noise A very good step up from integrated graphics except for caveat below.
Cons: Low profile bracket (all in one) design will not fit any low profile computers where the PCI express slot is the top slot.
Summary: Works great in my slimline Dell Inspiron 530s! I had trouble finding a suitable video card upgrade for my low profile computer. I'm not trying to run a hardcore gaming machine, but I definitely needed something better to run some of the current games out now ( for instance).