Summary: This item replaced the Radeon 4250 that was originally in my Dell Inspiron 530. It plays every game I've tried smoothly. It also works well (with the fglrx driver) in Lubuntu 14.04. I use the HDMI and DVI (with a DVI-HDMI cable) outputs to connect two monitors for extended desktop.
Supplemental : Cards Abilities Are Not Properly Given
LYNN A., Newegg
2 October 2014
Summary: The specs, description and the inclusion of two VGA adapters give the indication that two analog displays can be used with this card out of the box.That is not the case. If you want a card of this GPU type that is low profile and dual DVI + MDP + 1 VGA this card can cover your needs.
Pros: I still think the card is of good build quality.
Cons: I have conversed with Diamond tech support and this card is simply not designed to drive two analog displays with the included hardware. If you have or are thinking about getting this card for that purpose a Mini Display port to VGA adapter will be required. Diamond is not supplying me with one t...
Summary: I have only received 2 of these cards and thus I could have had some bad luck. PCIe v3.0 cards are not cheap right now so the price for the card is solid but the cards and accompanying parts are not up to spec.
Pros: The heatsink is large and the fan is quiet. The image signal must be good since the monitors I have had it hooked up to show a nice picture.It is a low profile card that fits in the Antec Minuet case easily.
Cons: I have tried out two of these. The first one is giving no signal on the second monitor line. The second card came with a backplane bracket that was punched wrong and thus cannot be attached to the card without breaking the DMS-59 connector off from the board. Diamond used to be one of the most re...
Great, lightweight, low power Graphics Card that'll do everything for the avg user
William Bueno, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: Got this card for Hackintosh Desktop I built. I was looking for low profile graphics card that was compatible with OSX out of the box / reliable and required minimal config. While this item is not sold for this use, I can't rate it negatively for that reason alone, That is because the item did work...
SLOW Diamond tech support *verified* both GPUs I purchased were defective. Both should be capable of 2560 x 1600 via Dual-Link DVI as shown CLEARLY on Diamond's web-site spec sheet.
Hulette J., Newegg
20 June 2014
Summary: On a side note, people really should take the time to educate themselves and properly understand simple technology better before commenting and potentially giving bad advice/information to prospective Newegg shoppers.
Pros: As noted in my initial review, these cards are very solidly built.. Diamond must have a good manufacturing contract because they are definitely better than average build quality.
Cons: Unfortunately, that attention to quality doesn't seem to extend to the card's actual capabilities. These cards are clearly advertised on the Diamond web-site as being able to display 2560 x 1600 via the DL-DVI Y-adapter to drive (2) monitors at that resolution, but are not capable of doing so. Si...
Summary: IF YOU WANT 2560 x 1600 RESOLUTION, YOU NEED TO USE THE MINI DISPLAY PORT and NOT THE DVI!
Pros: Does 4096 x 2160 resolution. The poster complaining about not doing 2560 resolution by the first initial "H" should read the specs. "H" just bought it less than a month ago and I doubt New Egg just put "(Display Port)" within the last few weeks. So it isn't buyer beware, but "buyer read the specs...