Summary: I purchased the X1950 video board as a used item. Like anything used there is a risk. Well, my screen goes black when trying to to play steaming games, like Sniper-Ghost Warrior. On other gamesit seems to be okay, but for steaming it's not good.
Summary: This card is much faster than my old 6800GS. However, for the first time ever, in the many PCs I have built, I have programs that run but with NO video. I have programs that only run after I deleted all software "updates" that I downloaded from their site.
Summary: I have a HP Pavilion a730n (3 years old) and bought this card to replace an older ATI card. During installation into the PCI Express slot on the motherboard I discovered that the 26 pin power supply connector was in the way.
Summary: I read two hours worth of reviews on several web sites before I took the plunge and purchased this highly acclaimed graphics card by ATI (now owned by AMD). First, I had to replace my power supply unit. The card requires at least 450 watts of power. The PSU cost me $100.00.