Summary: Needed to upgrade older desktop running linux, but didn't want to upgrade things like power supply. Plugged this card in and it worked. Needed to install the catalyst software from amd to get the full capabilities such as full range of resolutions. I am enjoying this machine as my media center now.
Summary: It's a good video card, notice I said video. It plays 1080p video very well and the sound is excellent. The downside of this card is it's not something you'd use for the most recent of games. It will play your average graphic intensive games just fine. But if you are looking to play the newest games, you'll have to turn the graphics way down. This is not a complaint, it does exactly what I bought it for, it's an observation.
Summary: This is by no means a high end card. You wont be able to play games on ULTRA on 1080p. So if you think that get it out of your head right now. As for my experience with the card, im satisfied. This can run most games at medium settings at around 720p. just fine. Some games require you to go low settings for a good framerate, but its no big deal. As for the software it comes with, the GPU overclocking is pretty grate. MY card never goes above 96 C.
Summary: It's good for the price and installs and is low profile. I think that you can find better sales for other graphics cards but this is a decent card for the price. Look for something that is 128 bit though. Prices are dropping on other high end cards. Also, since the card is low profile, it does not come with a fan. It has one of those cooling vents for more surface area and to release heat. That is the trade off of it being low profile.
Summary: When I purchased this card it was only $32.00 (after rebate). That is an excellent cost to value ratio. This is a budget card, so it won't perform as well as a high-end card but that is to be expected. Despite being so cheap, this card has some excellent features. It has a heat sink with large fins for heat disbursement instead of a fan, meaning it generates no noise whatsoever and has no moving parts to break down with time.