Summary: For a budget GPU this card has performed great over the last year or so, it has been used to supplement Intel HD graphics in a computer for light gaming. From a cost standpoint it paid off within a few days of putting it into the computer, saving on gas that I would otherwise have had to use to pickup friends computers so we could play some games together.
Summary: Put my original Intel extreme board and processor back in service with windows seven. It has an old PCI-E 1.0 slot. Windows rating of 5.0 gaming and 2.9 aero. This low aero score is probably not the cards fault. The old GT9800 card I had would give 6.7 gaming and 3.something aero if I could get it to run without crashing. This card cured the crashing. This card made a 2005 board work acceptable.
Summary: I use linux for daily productivity and always had very poor performance with AMD video. I don't play games, mainly office task but I work with video also and needed the ability for that to work smoothly. Nvidia has MUCH better support under linux than AMD, so for the low price I could not beat it. I installed the card (changed nothing except disabled the embedded video) and found that everything was faster.
Summary: I bought this to make my work computer run two monitors at once. It is an old system still running xp and I don't use it for games. This card seems more than adequate. If anything though, the fan is a little loud.