Summary: I bought this to replace a failing EVGA video card that cost almost twice as much in March 2012 (and lasted less than 1 & 1/2 years with no over-clocking). My last card scored a 7.6 on the Windows Experience rating which was the highest rating Windows gave at the time. This less expensive card only dropped it to 7.3.
Summary: I bought this to replace one that had died on me in my new computer and I have found that it works well and is not as loud. I don't do gaming but I suspect it would perform reasonably well for that but I cannot confirm. For regular video play and as a computer monitor it works just fine.