Summary: Bought this to add HDMI to a 2010 HP box. It runs silent and works great, for its purpose. I had it running my tv and monitor with no trouble. It does run a bit warm - up to 120F when watching the videos or playing civ 5 and the like, but I've been using it for two years and no trouble. It has considerable frame rate lag on Civ 5, and a lot of pop-in, but it was also only $30 or so.
Summary: I get worried sometimes when I dont see any reviews for an item Im purchasing for the first time but this one was just fine. So now I am adding my review so others will know you can jump in the water. This card is great for general video. Not high performance gaming, but what can you expect for the price? My customer just needed it for internet surfing so with 1gb memory on the card, it will do that and more.
Pros: Affordable, low profile for those smaller cases, 1GB memory, DVI, HDMI
Summary: This is a good entry level card for a pci-express computer. Will not handle heavy gaming but will work fine for everyday use and watching videos online. Was easy to install. For the price is a good deal if you are not a gamer.
Summary: I say five stars because I had bought this to play mildly rated games (graphic wise) I don't think it would be good if you're expecting to play more demanding games like battlefield or bioshock, but less demanding like need for speed world or the Sims, it works great plus it won't break the bank
Summary: I'll start with saying this card isn't awesome, but it isn't terrible. I held back on giving it 3 stars, simply because this card has gotten a bad rep for the bios issue (if you see choppy lines, you have to flash a new bios that gigabyte released). The good - It's small. Fits in my micro atx build with ease.
Good card for limited increase in variety and performance of 2D low power software applications... 3D is fairly limited
Robert Kent Igoe, Amazon
23 March 2013
Summary: If you want improved video performance from your compact computer, but have built in limitations in available power supply, this is video card is an possible solution. I have noticed a considerable increase in modest video usage applications, such as internet, videos, or light gaming. Not good for 3D, or advanced applications.