Summary: I bought this for the hdmi hookups which my old card did not have. Since I have installed it my monitor frequently goes black for a few seconds. Its very irritating and happens at random times. I see no difference from my old 1gig DDR2 video card.
Summary: The card basically works (including playing blu-ray movies) but I was disappointed to find its desktop performance was pretty slow, and after a while I found the noticeably jerky movement it caused was annoying, even just doing simple things like moving a window on screen. I've stopped using the card and bought a faster one.