Summary: Was able to run the 3 monitors off of this one video card! I am running Windows 8.1 on a HP Pavilion desktop I purchased in December 2012. My Pavilion came with a built-in graphics card (which it will automatically be disabled once you insert a video card into the PCI x16 slot. The video card recommends a minimum 350W power supply, or a power supply that can handle a minimum of 20A on the 12V bus.
Summary: Purchased for my system with a Gigabyte Mother Board which died and also killed my old video card. My biggest single requirement was that I needed access for 2 monitors. This 2 GB video card pricing was the same as many 1 GB cards. This is a much better deal.
Summary: I upgraded from the gt 610 to this gt 640 and it blows it away! It may not be able to play games on high like some of the real expensive ones but its great for this price and runs smooth and cool! Dont listen to the people that say that it cannot run more than two monitors because im running 3, 1 vga monitor and 2 dvi-d monitors and windows 7 instatly recognized them the manufacturer says it can run four but I havent tried four. Great price and great card!!
Bought this for a decent upgrade, Way better then I would expect!
7 April 2013
Summary: I bought this lookinhg for an upgrade in my current computer. I expected a card worth $100, instead I found this card to be better then some cards that cost $200-$300. Absolutloy amazong. Plays the newest games on max. The fan is quite, and big:). IF you want a bang for your buck, but this for sure. I also looked at some others for $80-$90, this is 10x better then those, and only a few bucks more. I love it, you would too.
Summary: My motherboard graphics were the weakest link in my computer system. The card improved my windows experience score by a full point. I am not a gamer or have a need for great graphics. Just a very cost effective upgrade. Everything installed perfectly without any issues or difficulty.
Summary: This is a great card for the price, i wanted something higher end but was limited by my power supply. It runs great with Diablo 3, just shy of max settings, runs newest Sim City next to highest settings as well. Ran Battlefield 3 on ultra settings, it wasnt bad, just a pinch of slow down at max so i took it down a notch, still looks great. i have a Dell XPS, about 3 years old now, so video card was my first update I7 processor of the time, 8 gb ram.