Summary: Nearly 2 years later and still waiting for the manufacturer (MSI) to honor their rebate. Newegg should put more pressure on these companies who don't follow through. This isn't an isolated incident. And I see in the reviews where others have the same problem
Pros: Does what I expect a fanless entry level graphics card to do. Good driver support. I was hoping for much improved performance overall going from onboard graphics to a graphics card. But there's really not any noticeable difference in overall performance. But I'll continue to use this card since i...
Cons: The biggest problem is these rebate offers from the manufacturers. I followed the instructions and sent everything as required on time. But I haven't heard anything from MSI since. This has happened to me more than once with other manufacturers as well. If they're going to offer a manufacturer's ...
Summary: I kind of wonder if the card I received is just a lemon (??). For desktop use, it works fine. But now, there is no way I can watch a DVD full-screen or any form of full-screen streaming. The card ought to be capable of that and indeed was for several weeks.
Pros: It worked right off the bat in various Ubuntu and Debian Linuxes. Fixed a number of desktop graphics anomolies that I had using an old AMD RV300 card. Accelerated 720p video nicely on my ASUS 24" 16:9 display (1920 x 1080). I was elated!
Cons: Then, after a number of weeks, something happened! Whenver I attempted to view full-screen video, at any resolution, the video was super slow. I realize that this is a fairly basic graphics card, but 2D acceleration radically changed for the worse. I never even attempted any games or 3D applicati...
Summary: If your case/mother board is not setup to have the riser VGA slot on top of the video card, you will have issues with the low profile adapter. I was able to fit it the other direction, but it's putting a lot of stress on the cable. An extra 1/2 inch would have been perfect.
Summary: Great way to improve the performance of an older box.
Pros: Buy with confidence. I have used this card for 18+ months without any issue. The Catalyst control center has more features than most will use. It has features to overclock and provides excellent performance for the price.
Summary: This is a low-end, inexpensive graphics card. It won't play games well, but it will do about as well as Intel HD graphics for desktop and Aero effects. It has both VGA and DVI ports, and comes with a low profile bracket to fit into a low profile PC.
Pros: Low profile and includes bracket low power requirements for non-gaming fanless=quiet dual-monitor support fast desktop/Aero performance
Summary: Works with Linux Mint 17.1 just fine! I needed a real overhaul on the old machine & this was just the ticket for the video. The older linux drivers were not a friendly for me, so linux buyers beware! Otherwise a solid card & good value for the money.
Pros: Low profile! Revamping an old HP desktop & need a new video card that fit the case. Installed easily. Very capable for price, a good value.
Cons: I had trouble with the old linux drivers. I had to install it before upgrading the OS, but it still got the job done. I'm not going to ding the card an egg for me not having the latest drivers installed.