fantastic for video playback no matter what the resolution or file type, and fan-free to boot!
2 weeks ago
Summary: This is as low as I'd go, spec-wise, for a desktop video card. The real bottom-basement solutions, like the GeForce 210 or the ATI 5450/6450, sometimes have problems playing back 1080p video, so if you want a card that will absolutely, positively, play ANY video type, the GT610 with 1GB of memory is where to start. For gaming, the GT610 undoubtedly has problems, but I'm not at all interested in that. Bonus: this card is fan-free (passive), which means you won't hear it.
Summary: Card is silent, simple to install and runs beautifully in my compact HTPC. I use my HTPC to play Blu-Ray movies and stream HD content from the internet. Don't really game so I can't comment on the cards gaming abilities. I will say that I purchased the GT210 silent card from asus which looks just like this one and the windows experience score for windows Aero was only 3.2 whereas this one is 4.6... so it looks like this one is a definite improvement.
Summary: The silent idea is great however in my HTPC, where I devoted this card to, The heatsink.... well I bent some of the fins. The overscan feature is pretty weak as well cant get full 1080 sadly :/. overall I like it.
Summary: This card works fine, but in the process I was pretty much abandoned by the so-called tech support of mighty ASUS - no thank you, very much. So it's payback time - eat this review, or choke on it I might say. Their tech support could of helped me much more than they did - but they just don't care. Now that I know ten times more, I look back on this and realize they just can't be bothered to offer much more than summary generic advice, which is all to common these days.
Summary: This card work exactly as I expected with solid performance over the on board video I was using. The only problem is that the "wings" on the heatsink cause the card to take up much more room than I anticipated and I ended up having to remove a spare drive tray from machine to make room for it.
Summary: This unit performs very well but the set up instructions are almost non-existent. However, when I contacted support, I found them to be extremely helpful and we solved my set up problem in less than 5 minutes in the chat room. HDMI connection works great.