Summary: Bought this card to replace broken on-board video port. Much better performance than the on-board video. Good price and performance for a card in the $20 range. PCIe, 512MB, can't go wrong! Doesn't run too hot, which is a plus as well.
Summary: it is a nice video card, i was told it would run the games i play online and do the job good! it is nice that it has a self cooling mechanism good overall graphics speed..... I enjoyed the look of it and the weight was solid and well made. i think that others would also be well pleased with this graphics card and will be happy that they bought the card for there desktop computer for a very long time, thanks...................
Warning - Not what pictured - may not fit in your computer
S. Wilson "tradersww", Amazon
19 September 2010
Summary: I had a major headache with this card. As mentioned in the other reviews, the photo of the item is deceiving. Being a silent card, it has a massive heat sink rather than a fan. My problem was with the length of the sink, not its width. It was too long for my Dell Dimension 5000 series and would bump up against the hard drive casing, making it impossible to install the card. Hope this helps someone avoid the annoyances I had with this card.
Great Video Card Replacement for nVidia GeForce 8300 OEM Dell card.
Draconis Vedanta, Amazon
31 August 2010
Summary: This unit was inexpensive and improved over the original which failed one (1) week out of warranty from Dell and has a history of over-temperature issues. The new 8400 GS card has no fan but sports a very large heat sink. It's a single slot card and actually has lower power consumption than the 8300 card it replaced. The heat sink makes the card take up two (2) slots of space due to the overhang. No issue in my case.
Great for an HTPC, but not exactly what is pictured
16 April 2010
Summary: This is an good card that I'm using in an HTPC. It has all the video decoding support needed for this and it can do a decent job with many games. Plus the card has no fan, so you get this in an absolutely silent package. So far this has worked well for me, I haven't looked at actual GPU temperatures but I have touched the heat sink after a lot of use and I could hold my finger on it. That has to put the heatsink temp less than 120F.
Summary: the card seems to be a good card, easy to install, the picture shows a DVI out as well as an "S" video out and a VGA out. it doesn't come with the DVI out though, it has a different kind of interface that I am not familiar with. it is too much of a hassle to return it and buy another card though so I am using it anyway with the VGA outlet...