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...
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: awesome video card! my son is a gamer and he complained about his on board graphics being 5 fps. we slapped this card in and now hes playing at 60-100 fps. makes the games very realistic looking and no more freezing up :)
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.
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.
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.
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.