Summary: works real good with my a8 apu from amd it should be cheaper, though the ports on the card don't work if you are using 'dual graphics', in which case you have to use the ports on your motherboard not at all clear that dual graphics works with linux or not, i'm guessing not, in which case it kinda blows, but ... it works with windows, so... whatever; you can 'try' windows for 30 days at a time, i guess would be 5 stars if it were under $50, but...
Summary: I have an AMD A10-5800\AMD Radeon HD 7660D processor and run it in dual mode with the card and I am playing Star Wars The Old Republic and Final Fantasy 14 on the highest settings and get good frame rates. Just be sure to have a good cooler on the processor and you are good to go. No overclocking even necessary. I wouldn't recommend it to a gamer as a solo card, but as great backup to the onboard card it is the best deal on the market.
Summary: I can run simple games like Bejeweled 3 on ultra, and it does quite well in intensive 3D environments like Second Life etc. I've had it running constantly for almost 2 years with NO problems at all . VERY impressed with this card.
Summary: This is NOT the latest and greatest technology. That's exactly what makes it an ideal addition for a 2-4 year old system. If your computer doesn't support today's PCIE 3.0 standard, it won't get the best possible performance out of a current-generation video card no matter how much you spend. But for a PCIE 2.x machine, this is a perfect match. Installed without a hitch (just download the latest driver from AMD).
Summary: Gigabyte makes a decent product, and as budget video cards go, this one specs out fairly well. It takes up some room in the case, so be sure that you aren't limited to the 'slim' cards only before you buy. No additional pci-e power connector is necessary for the card to run. I have been receiving occasional BSODs since installing this, all memory-related.
Summary: I had to simply disconnect the fan since it was making contact with the shroud that was surrounding it. I wasn't playing games on the computer so the work intensity was minimal and thus felt I could get by without the fan. The inexpensiveness of the item wasn't worth my time to return for exchange. Had I gotten locally I would have certainly returned it.
Doesn't work in my computer for no discernible reason
18 December 2013
Summary: My sister purchased this as a birthday present for me. I was excited to see it come as I read some good reviews about it, and the shipping was very fast. I made multiple preparations beforehand such as switching to case to accomadate for its size and changing the power supply. Finally it arrived and I installed the necessary drivers, plugged in the card, and... Nothing. No troubleshooting I tried had worked.