Reviews and Problems with PNY NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 PCIE x1
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7 October 2011
Summary: I had a Linux server where I was using on-board motherboard graphics. I figured for a server, who cares? But I ended up running more and more graphical applications and the on-board graphics just weren't cutting it. The problem is I had no normal PCIE x16 slots -- only PCIE x4 and PCIE x1 slots due to the server motherboard. It's hard to find video cards for these slots.
Summary: Dropped this card in a spare PCIx1 slot alongside my GTX260 to add a third (and maybe a fourth) monitor to my current rig. Performs well enough but has a little trouble with my monitor's 1920x1200 resolution. When moving windows across to it it may stutter a bit, but honestly, for the increase in workspace it was completely worth it.
Summary: This video card came with my computer. After several years (I am holding out for Intel upgrades & Windows 8) the card finally went out. I have six monitors and this is one of the three cards that are in my computer. I tried several replacement cards but none of them worked. I decided to replace the card with the one I had before. I received it, installed it, no drivers to install because it was a replacement -- and everything worked right away. No conflicts, no issues.
Summary: This is a great video card. I needed an upgrade from the (on board) graphics card that came with my computer. Because I have a work station type computer (small form factor), it required a low profile card with as little power consumption as possible. Drawing just 21 watts under full load, this video card was the answer and the Nvidia software that controls and monitors it is awesome. It can also easily be over clocked using this software.