Difficult Installation .... but it is all worth it !!
Master of Puppets "MoP", Amazon
20 May 2003
Summary: Whatever you have read in the previous reviews is right. Installing this card is a bit tricky, but once you get it all right, it is defintely worth the effort and the money you put into this card. It took me 6 hours to get this card and the software working. I have included some very important points I noted while installing is card. Please take note of them so that you can install the card in a much shorter time.
Summary: ......yes very decent. Doesn't do well in the current games tho, and DON'T expect to be able to run future gamer's with this graphics card. It performs quite well though, it layed it's cards tougher than I expected. It beats out the NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS, even the 64mb version. This is a worth it card for older games, but you can tweak out the setting's in today's 3-D games to have a good trade off between graphics and frame rates. But really? Frame rates? Who needs them?
Summary: I bought this card to because it is a reasonably priced dual moniter card. I have two CRT's (21" and 19") and wanted to increase my desktop real estate. It does not work well for this purpose. Installation was easy in my Dell 8100 system, but there is only one vga plug on the card, the other is DVI. Great if you have a LCD, but otherwise you must use an expensive adapter... Anyway, the output from the DVI port is of very poor quality.
Summary: I did't buy this card for gaming purposes but to watch movies that I had on my computer. The quality was not that bad and setup was fairly easy. Just follow the directions and your set. This card comes with an s-video output so it doesnt look that bad when it goes on tv. The price is pretty good and it does its job. The only expensive thing was when i had to get long audio and s-video cables.
Summary: I love this card! I don't know how hard or how easy this card is to install because I had Best Buy put it in. Everything runs fast and smouth. I have Windows XP and it works great. I had to download a driver from ATI cause the card was a little slow, but after I got the new driver everything worked GREAT. I loved the low price because I an on a limited budget.
Summary: I love this card. It is a great value and supported DirectX 8.0 very well. It is a good value at only $.. compared to at least $... for a GeForce 4. The DDR memory really makes a difference over the SD in the GeForce. I replaced a GeForce 2 32mb with this card and did not have any problems installing it. My Pentium 4 with 394mb RDRAM and this card run Operation Flashpoint and Battlefield 1942 really well.
Summary: I'm not really sure what to rate this card for I am having trouble installing the drivers. From what I hear it is a great "budget" card and is worth the price. Installation was easy to a point... Getting the card in was a snap but for some reason I had a great deal of trouble getting the drivers installed. After I finished installing them my computer would freeze, sometimes I'd even get a confusing error sign.
Summary: The card installed easily and has worked flawlessly. This card can easily handle any game you throw at it! The only problem with ATI as a company is they are slow on getting drivers out. So if you buy their newest card and it wasn't designed for your operating system you will have a fustrating wait for several weeks, so it is better to go with a card that is about 3 steps down from the "latest & greatest" - plus it is alot cheaper too!
Summary: I bought this card because the Vid card in by machine was really getting pushed around by "MahJongg Master 3". The DDR memory that the G4-MX 420 didn't have cinched the deal. Installation of the card & newest downloaded drivers was a snap. Over the course of 2 wks., it's been great. Yes, this is only a budget card, but a VERY GOOD budget card. "M.M.3" is now fully under control.