Summary: At the end of the day, you're simply not going to get a top game-playing experience out of this card, or any other that costs less than $100. The large budget AAA games we often test will require you to run them at medium detail levels, often with reduced resolution, to achieve playable framerates. But that in itself is quite a step up from integrated graphics, which often don't play these games at all due to poor drivers or lack of proper DirectX-feature support.
Summary: I purchased this video card on 03.Aug.09 and it began to fail on 15.Sep.09. I was given the run around by the manufacturer's customer 'no-service' only to finally be informed that they would not cover the warranty as the item was not sold directly through their website. While ATI and Radeon products have always been solid in the past, I will never suggest that anyone purchase anything with a Sapphire label.
Summary: This really is a great card for the cost. I did some research, and $50 for a video card with 120 stream processors is pretty good. I am currently using Windows Vista 32 Bit. Previously, my windows rating was a 4.3 due to my old video card.
I installed this video card, rebooted my computer, uninstalled my old video driver and went online to get the latest driver/video card software for this card (didn't bother using the included disc).
Summary: I have an HP Pavilion a1767c running Windows XP Pro and this card regularly crashes. There seems to be a problem with the Catalyst feature. It is very irritating to be in the middle of a game and have the error message pop up telling me there is a problem with the display refresh or whatever. No wonder it is at such a low price. I googled the card and discovered - too late - that I am not the only one experiencing difficulties with this graphics adapter.
Summary: This is a very good card, No jerkiness at all when fast scrolling or gaming. I was reluctant to buy anything but a nvidia based card, which I have used for many years, but this one is well built and very sturdy. It booted up with the supplied driver, works great on Vista and Windows 7 os, I reccomend it for everyone. I bought it because I have 2 monitors and I wanted to connect both with DVI cables.
Summary: I just bought a new ultra-fast quad core system that came with a Radeon 3450 card. I did some research on that card and the general consensus was "not recommended for gaming." I was planning on playing CoD 5 right out of the box, so I knew an immediate upgrade was in store. So I purchased a Sapphire Radeon HD3650 512MB card through Amazon as the upgrade. I got it quicker than expected ... thanks Amazon.