Summary: I purchased this so I could hook my TV up with the HDMI output. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I was able to have a split screen using the HD output to my monitor and the HDMI to the TV. I can easily switch the sound from the computer to the TV speakers.
Summary: Can't give it 5 stars because I don't do any gaming, not sure how well it would work there. Bought it for my server acting as a network video recorder, needed something that could render all the cameras. Seems to work fine. Hasn't crashed. Would buy one for a gaming PC though if I was building one.
Good card for driving multiple monitors and playing pre 2008 games.
Roberts Grip, Amazon
19 June 2015
Summary: This card is okay but a bit underpowered for playing some of my 2007 or so games like Crysis warehead...but it is still playable. I mostly bought it for my internet PC just to have a better card then the motherboard-based card that came with my Dell 755, and one that can drive more than one monitor...
Perfect card to upgrade on-board video for basic desktop machines!
Robert K. Sischka, Amazon
18 June 2015
Summary: I bought a 1 year old re-purposed business desktop with a core i5 for my son. Upgraded the ram, installed a hybrid drive, and installed this video card. The system performance is now amazing for the total price paid.
Summary: Was just what I needed for an older machine that is used for browsing and word processing.
Pros: Replaced a Geforce 7300 that had failed. Drivers installed automatically after installation of new card. Gaming performance index went up from 4.6 to 5.4 Fan is quiet, not sure what others are hearing unless I just got lucky.
Cons: Aero performance dropped to 4.3 from 4.4, go figure. Only reason I Dropped an egg.
Summary: This Graphics Card is amazing! it was better than my previous one so, for me, this was great! Had some troubles at the beginning because it wasn't recognizing that the card was there, but another restart fixed it. I would definitely recommend this card for any low budget project.
Summary: This card provides perfectly adequate performance for my HTPC build. I am able to record multiple simultaneous HDTV streams and it also does just fine playing back DVD or Blu Ray discs. For the uses I'm putting it to, it doesn't seem to get that hot even without the fan.
Summary: Installed this in a Supermicro server for basic video capabilities without having to worry about replacing a fan in a server that runs 24/7. Tested for a week before delivering to avoid any defective parts.
Pros: Inexpensive, fanless design for quiet operation.