Summary: I have bought Asus products before and had no issues, until my graphics card died. I purchased this one as a gift after I bought myself a other one. The other one was newer. A newer model and died out in less then a year. If you have any issues with your product I hope you live in a place that has roads out. In Alaska we don't. Fedex ground only is there shipping method. If this one dies out too early I am out another couple hundred.
Summary: I played all of Half-Life 2 Episode 1- 2 (now a 4 year old game) and would not play well with high settings, the framerate was unplayable. On the normal settings it played just fine. So, I guess this is an OK card, but of course not a high-end card. The packaging was very neat and slick, but who cares?