Summary: Purchased as a used unit. Shipped on time with excellent packing. Installation was easy and a quick download of driver package was all it took to have the unit up and running in no time. Quiet and fast rendering video card. Excellent value for me as my computer is now close to 3 years old.
Summary: this is a huge improvement over my previous video card, i also have the ati radeon hd2600 pro, which is a gaming card. cannot compare rendering in after effects cs4 with the ati compared with the fx1800. ati took me 45 mins to render on a project, did the exact project with the fx1800 and it took 28 seconds to render, also shipping was great, always got good shipping from amazon, well sometimes seems to take a lil longer than the 4 or 5 days standard shipping, but always...
Great graphics workstation card but instructions for installing are incomplete.
22 August 2010
Summary: My wife is a web designer and works extensively in Adobe CS4 web (now using CS5). We purchased a Dell Studio XPS desktop with the Intel Core I7 processor, but most of the XPS machines are gaming-oriented. The original video card was an ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512 MB of memory - a midrange gaming card at best and not up to the needs of high-end digital graphics work. Dell's power supply for the XPS is a bit anemic as well, at 350 w.