Summary: Asus deserves to be recognized, up there with Logitech and ioGear for products that work exactly as you expect with minimum fuss. Put together a small cute HTPC box for my bedroom with a $300 Win7 HP 2-core computer and Vizio's well-regarded 42" 120 Hz 3d model.
Summary: Card not recognized by the the motherboard bios. A different brand nVidea based graphics card and other PCI-E cards were recognized without difficulty. The first contact finger's gold foil was visibly shorter than the other fingers' foil.
Summary: Runs nice and cool. I'm cheap, so I wanted to have a good video card while also not running a race horse. Works great with NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu and other forms of Linux (but for me - not right out of the box.
Summary: I am using the latest NVidia driver for Steam on Ubuntu with this card. It is in a rather older machine, but still solid. It also support vdpau with MythTV which allows me to watch uncompressed 1080p bluray videos at 9% CPU usage. Perfect for your HTPC.
Summary: This little addition was for a Media Center PC where the fan was dead on the factory video card. The built-in HDMI was a welcome addition as opposed to the DVI to HDMI converter. Hooks up to the Media Center beautifully. Resolutions fit most any TV settings. Heat is not an issue!