Summary: my HP desktop has integrated AMD \ radeon video, worked ok, till some driver updates. Then, started failing to load media player, explorer would close when I right click on video files to play. Back loading to older drivers would fix it, but I was tired of messing with it, and ordered this card, to get away from ATI chips and drivers. It works great, my system dual boots into win 7 or 8, it works fine on either.
Great for Video and Sound through the HDMI...Love it !!!!
10 December 2014
Summary: Excellent card. I'm sure it isn't good for gamers, but for watching Netflix and using your TV for a computer monitor (via HDMI) it is outstanding...I watch Netflix so this card gave me the ability to carry the video AND SOUND to the TV via one HDMI cable...versus the two connections I was using. ! for video the second for sound...Card comes with a 3 year warranty...and I've always had great luck with Gigabyte products....Highly recommended..
Need a modern 0db GPU that uses only one slot? Here you go.
Kevin Quattro, Amazon
22 October 2014
Summary: Truly a single slot solution for you HTPC guys with tiny....cases. THE BAD: 16 cuda cores only. (Blu-ray/MKV nice and smooth but no gaming here) No 4K support. Only supports bit-streaming of non-HD codecs. (Win7/8) However it will MPCM what ever you want at 96khz 24bit over HDMI. So really a non-issue unless you're some insane audiophile conspiracist. Get a GT-630 0db card if you want bit-streaming for HD codecs, but it takes up two slots.
Summary: It only takes up one slot. Others may take up two and for me two slots was one too many. It works very well with Vista and also works well with Linux. I am happy. There may be better cards, but for me it was a very good buy and I recommend it. Also, it runs games like Fallout 3 without any problems.
Summary: This is a great budget graphics card. It would not be good for wow graphics settings but it is still a great card. I would highly recomend this graphics card to anyone who needs budget graphics card!
Summary: Perfectly fine budget card for replacing on-board video. I'm not a gamer and certainly wouldn't recommend it for gaming. I needed a video card because the motherboard video connector (hardware) went bad. This was a cheap solution.
Summary: It didn't cure my blank screen, which turned out to be a dead motherboard. However...after I replaced the motherboard and installed the video card, it worked fine. Setup was easy. I've only had the card a couple months and that's why I only gave it a three.
Summary: I purchased this to upgrade my old video card to include an HDMI port. This one works well and the visual is noticeably better. I can't figure out why my sound is not also being transmitted through the cord. Instead, it's still coming out of my computer. I wish that the instructions helped to troubleshoot that issue.