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.
The NVIDIA software is useful, it optimizes the settings for the games I ...
26 October 2014
Summary: Installed this video card on my low budget Acer PC with a smaller form factor case. Big improvement over the onboard video. The NVIDIA software is useful, it optimizes the settings for the games I have installed. It runs the valve source engine based games well. Crysis 3, not so much.
Summary: I have an HP Pavilion m9040n desktop, and the old video card gave out a few days ago. Did a little research on the web before replacing, since I didn't know what was out there these days. Decided to go with one of these cards, but local purchase, since I was sort of stuck without a working desktop; didn't want to trot out the laptop on a daily basis, but could have, if necessary.
Summary: Was using a gt260 with 1gb ddr2 memory & honestly got a higher rating with win 7 x64 than this card. Yet when doing video work, it takes less time so I do believe that win 7's performance rating algorithm is off somehow....lol I would recommend this card.
Summary: I bought this in large part due to its working with a 300 Watt power supply. Stepping up from this card and one needs a 400 Watt or greater power supply and I did not want to add a larger power supply and possibly need an additional fan or CPU cooler in the cabinet. The 2GB of VRAM is also important. My old graphics card had a good graphics processor or GPU but only 512MB or RAM and so would borrow 1.7GB from the system memory.