Summary: THis 128 MB (64 bit) PCI Graphics card seemed to be a fairly good deal, based on the 5 out of 5 solid reviews I read, but it was a dissapointment for me. Read all reviews carefully. YMMV. This card was bought to replace failed video on the motherboard of a 7 yr old computer .. the red finally flickered out -- a known problem today with that particular on-board graphics. It arrived in great condition, with effective shipping protection, and an installation disk.
Summary: I was able to adapt my old Dell Dimension 4400 computer to running dual monitors: one for the desk and one for the flat panel above my treadmill so I can watch streaming movies while I work out. It has just enough resolution to run both monitors in native resolution which makes them very nice to use, whether for movie watching or productivity. This was one of my great computer stuff buys!
Summary: This card works well on older pcs that only have PCI slots on the motherboard. It has been working well without problems on my Windows XP Media Center Edition pc. It can play older games, such as Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2. Unfortunately games that are graphic hogs will not work with this graphics card.
Summary: I've got an old machine running AMD athelon on a VIA board. Think circa 2001. My concerns were that it worked with my old hardware and that it was linux (ubuntu) friendly. I am just too old to spend hours on a dual monitor setup. Upon card installation, my monitor lit right up with bois dumps. After that it switched over to the onboard for the logon screen. Good so far. After re-running xorg auto config and restarting X, one of my monitors on the new card came right up.
Summary: Usually when you buy a cheap peripheral video card you expect only exceed a little bit the resolution of the onboard video graphics, but in my opinion, this video card is more reliable than the expensive ones. play video games requires more power, more advanced software. but it cost You.