Summary: Sincerely, I was expecting a lot more from the famous ATI brand. Seems that the drivers don't match the hardware, even some screen savers under Windows XP seem to be loosing some frames. Under Linux it is a way too slow. I know that with 64 Mb of video memory is not for a super-gamer, but finally I sold this card to a friend and went to shop for an equivalent card from the "other" famous manufacturer.
Summary: I didn't want to sink serious money in an old machine, but I needed to update the original Rage 128 graphics card to something that could run Tiger. This card does the job beautifully, and it was a snap to install. Recommended.
Summary: There are 3 versions of the ATI 9000 series- the 9000, 9000 Pro and the 9000 All-In-Wonder (with TV Tuner and output to TV). The 9000 Pro supports 2 (computer) monitors. It you wand dual output, read the box carefully. For some boards, the 2nd output means your TV with its limited resultion. For other boards it, can mean a 2nd computer monitor running at typical computer monitor resultion. ATI only provides free phoine support in the first 30 days after purchase.
Summary: Just added this card to my 3 year old Gateway Performance 800 (Pentium 3) which only had 8MB of onboard shared RAM. First I had to change the bios settings to support AGP graphics, which was simple. Installation of the card itself took only a few minutes. Rebooted and loaded the bundled software from the CD-ROM and that was it. I don't have a smokin gaming system, I bought an Xbox for that so I wouldn't always be playing the upgrade game with my PC.
Summary: I purchased the Radeon 9000 (non-Pro) and installed it in my 400Mhz Dell with Windows 2000 Professional. The card and software installed without a hitch. The manual talks about hooking up the card to a power supply. This is not applicable to the 9000 card (the manual was referring to the 9700 card). You just put the card in the slot and install the software. My machine is an older PC with the version 1 AGP slot and everything worked fine.
Best TV Turner Card - No Buffer Delay - Works with Game Consoles
David Norwood "Central Coast Real Estate", Amazon
12 February 2007
Summary: If you are looking for a TV tuner card and graphic card, you will not be disappointed with the ATI 9000 pro 64mb Card. I investigated several TV tuner cards before choosing the ATI 9000. It is the only card I found that can be used with Game consoles because all of the other cards or devices available have a buffered delay including: ATI 650 USB, Hauppauge (the only major competitor). All of the other TV Tuner cards do not seem to be as stable as the ATI 9000.
Summary: Got a few old games that wouldn't run with an onboard Intel video card. I thought the games were old, so a video card from around the same time would play them fine...cheaply. This would probably be a fine plan, if your PC has an old monitor running in 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768. If you have a new LCD or LED monitor, this card has a very limited selection of display resolutions. It wouldn't work with my monitor at all. Total waste of time and money.
Summary: I bought this card and installed it, using the CD that came with it. Years later, of course, I had no idea where the CD was, and when I tried to move one of the monitors from landscape to portrait, managed to screw the whole thing up. It reverted to VGA. So I began trying to find a driver - nothing. The manufacturer has nothing. None of the ATI drivers work.