Summary: It's a card based on the original Radeon 8500 launched on 2001. Supports DirectX 8.1 with Pixel Shader 1.4 and Vertex Shaders 1.1. The main difference between the 8500 and 9250 is the lower clock speed of the latter and the missing Texture Units.
Summary: Decided to purchase this card for two reasons: 1)Inexpensive, and 2) Needed to upgrade from the on-board video card because I was putting a TV Tuner card to watch TV. The card was easy to install and once you've installed the appropriate drivers, you'll start seeing the difference in video quality.
A Good, Versitile PCI Graphics Card at a Modest Price
1 August 2010
Summary: I've been pleased with this PCI card, but would offer a caveat. You'll find it on ebay both with and without the standard metal PC mounting bracket. The no-bracket version is a great buy and will install in your computer with no problem -- but you will need to improvise your own mechanical mounting...
ASUSTeK COMPUTER ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB 90-C1VDJ5-HUAY
6 May 2010
Summary: Pluses: Trust in ATI quality. Simplicity in finding and downloading drivers. Versitility of ATI Catalyst Control Center program. Video memory capacity. Dual monitors and TV-out capability. Minuses: Runs very hot. Necessitated installing dedicated cooling fan.
Summary: I'll admit I messed up when I bought this. I was looking for one with a DVI output and mistook this for the other 9250 that does. I am using the componet video connector to my big screen and I am not getting the desired screen settings. Also the ATI software package is buggy.
Summary: I bought this card around 2005, it played almost everygame. The games it has trouble playing was BF2 and DoD Source. Its a good card since it played GW,WoW,Fifa08,NFS Carbon,Most Wanted,Call of Duty2 all in High Preformances or almost at the highest.
Summary: I installed it, it was immediately recognized by my PC and works great for a reasonable cost. I have not tried this out on any of the "latest, greatest" games likely to be the moxt taxing on video, but on Chicken Little and other graphics intensive applications, it works fine.