Summary: Arrived on time and well packaged. It was relatively easy to install and seems to be working OK. I recommend doing a custom instillation of the software as the default setting will install stuff you many not need or want. This unneeded "stuff" will slow down your boot up and run in background, unnecessarily using memory and CPU resources.
Let me run dual monitors but lowered WEI from 6.7 to 4.9
John O., Newegg
22 December 2014
Summary: I have to add I'm not sure I even loaded the 3D drivers but I don't know what that has to do with Aero performance. If you're looking for a cheap, simple, reliable card to run dual monitors, this has been a good choice.
Pros: Needed a simple solution to set up a dual-monitor system at work. Didn't need a whole lot of performance because it's for a work computer running mainly MS Office apps, Acrobat, a web client app and some basic web browsing. Install was quick and software installed cleanly, then updated itself with no problems. So far it's been reliable and glitch-free. For the intended purpose it is doing the job I wanted it to do, which is run an extended desktop across two 1920x1080...
Cons: The original Windows Experience Index for the on-board Intel (single HDMI + Analog) graphics was 6.7 and now it's 6.3 for "3D business and gaming graphics" and 4.9 for Windows Aero. I don't really see the hit because it's a business computer; in my everyday working environment I see no difference in performance.
Summary: This card replaced the stock video card in a Dell Optiplex 960 full-sized case. I was concerned that the overly large CPU heatsink would prevent this card from fitting in the case but that was not so in the end. Longer cards would have definitely had an issue though. This card is in my Windows 7 media center PC and has worked flawlessly since I installed it. No complaints from me whatsoever.