Reviews and Problems with Asus EN210 SILENT/DI/1GD2(LP)
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12 June 2011
Summary: This card is truly silent running. Replaced a dell built in graphics chip. This Asus card runs faster and cleaner. The half height of the card made it fit into the small dell box with no problem. Installation was smooth with no problems. Only one reboot was required.
Pros: We must be understanding of those that don't. This is the forum for them to learn. A fanless video card is desirable in many settings. I am glad the options exist. How many failed and noisy fans have you dealt with?
Pros: Fanless - No noise. Great when the only sounds you want to be hearing are from your speakers for a media PC. Nvidia Card - drivers are solid and work well with Linux. So using XBMC live runs fluidly and easy to install. Asus rebate - a rebate you can trust. I have always received my rebates from ...
Cons: DirectX 10.1 support not 11. Not really needed though as I am only running XBMC with a linux build.
Summary: It would be nice if people knew what they were talking about before ranting about a product's design. For instance, the 220 has a fan because it generates a much greater amount of heat and cannot be adequately cooled with just a heatsink, but the 210 has no such issue.
Pros: This has everything you need for hardware acceleration of HD material from any source. Like all Nvidia based products it has CUDA support. There is no fan for silent operation; silent operation is ideal for an HTPC. The GPU generates very little heat.
Cons: None as long as you know what you are buying and have realistic expectations of it.