Summary: I'm sort of a high-end office and graphics programs user, not a gamer. The video card in my old ASUS P5WD2-E Premium, an ATI Radeon X1900 GT was bothering me because its fan was overspeeding more and more, making me feel as though it was about to fail and interrupting my train of thought. So, for $99 I jumped on this one, far superior to the other in memory size, speed, picture sharpness and cost, with no external power required.
Summary: I love this card. The bang for the buck is incredible. Where else can you find a video card with 4 simultaneous video outputs and 2 GB of DDR3 memory for right around $100? For my purposes (I use this on my Digital Audio Workstation - DAW) it is PERFECT because I can have my audio tracks spread out across two monitors and I can have all the plugin control-panels visible all the time and easily accessible on the other two monitors.
Summary: I installed this on a new Windows 8.1 based PC. Initially, I had an odd issue of my PC not displaying anything on a monitor hooked up to DVI port. Then I connect another monitor to a VGA port and suddenly the display comes back to both monitors. Same thing happened again when upgrading video driver versions. Windows 8.1 tries to switch video driver versions then I lose my display. I connect something to VGA port and I get my display back.
Summary: Quick straightforward installation, driver / tweak disk included. No issues. Card runs cool with attached fan and heatsink. This is for a Windows 7 media center so it isn't using the 3D acceleration however, XBMC does and is. The graphics are crisp and quick. Perfect card, great price. Thank you Amazon!
Summary: It's not easy getting a video card that does what you need in this price range. $150 is pretty much the least you'd want to spend on a video card. So, this card does what I need it to do and stays cool and everyone is happy.