Summary: Tell me Churchill, is this fanless graphic card really silent ? .... Ohhhhhhhhhhh .... Yes ! ... and will it drive my 1920 x 1200 Monitor without overheating ..... Oooooh ... Yes ! ....what, even when I'm using it to watch DVD or run Adobe Lightroom .... ..Ooooooh Yes ! You will need to ensure there is some movement of air over the cooling fins, and in my case that meant closing off one of the ventilation grilles with duct tape, so that the air was drawn in through...
Summary: I bought one of these to upgrade my 4-year old HP Pavilion Home Media Center pc. The old graphics card was an ATI Radeon X1600 512MB and was really not up to running any games released since the end of 2008. The PC has an Intel Core2 Duo 2.40GHz and 2GB of memory, running WindowsXP Pro, SP3. In preparation for the new graphics card I replaced the HP PC's original PSU, rated 300W, with a new one rated at 500W (and 80+ per cent efficiency).
Summary: Bought this to upgrade my five year old PC to something that could cope with the newer games for a nominal sum. What you get is a well-made graphics card, drivers CD and a little sticker for your PC. To echo the other comments made here it is first rate and totally silent. The cooling heat sink seems to work well, never getting too hot, and while this adds to the bulk it is not that much larger than the latest cards with their over-sized fans.
Summary: This is probably a great card, I just never got to use it.I bought this card to use in my antec fusion media centre case.The first problem I had was because of the very tall cooling fins it didn't fit in the case, the lid would not go on.After some adjustments I tried again only to have a static discharge destroy the graphics card, motherboard and processor.Ho hum, now done a total rebuild with an i5 661 with onboard graphics.
Summary: Seems like almost ideal passively cooled card, however not sure how much lack of space over the unit would contribute to its lifetime. If you don't need cards full performance, I recommend downclocking the unit to a to a level at which touching heatpipes doesn't trigger reflexes.
Summary: I am running this card in an Intel I7 860 desktop with Corsair H50 watercooler on the CPU. I use an additional silent 12cm side in-take fan that delivers cool air into the case, directly on the graphics card. With this set-up, I am able to play the latest games (Dirt 2, Burnout Paradise City) with a frame rate of about 25 fps at 1920 x 1200 pixels and high detail. The games run very smoothly and with crisp, amazing detail.
Summary: Brought the Saphire HD4670 Ultimate about a month ago but only arrived last week which was a dissapointment, but as soon as I put the graphics card into my computer i knew it was worth the wait. The graphics this card can produce are immense, I can play most of my games on full graphics (COD6, CSS, Dirt 2, GTA4) and have a v nice framerate.
Summary: When I upgraded from an Nvidia Geforce 8600GT to this card, it bumped up the Windows Experience Graphics Index from 4.9 to 6.8. Everything zips along nicely, Blu Ray playback is noticeably crisper (running at 1920 x 1080 on an HD monitor via HDMI). Plus, of course, it's totally silent (I HATE noisy PC's!). Hardcore gamers may need a beefier (and noisier!) solution, but for an all round home entertainment PC connected to a 1080p display, I thoroughly recommend this card.
Summary: This card performs nearly as good as a Geforce 9600GT, around 15% down, but has the big advantage that it will run on a low powered 400watt P.S.U. without PCI connectors. It will play Crysis using a 2.8GHZ dual core C.P.U. quite well. Some of the most demanding new games may need the resolution and details to be turned fairly low, to get a good frame rate. I got a 3D Mark 06 of 7,500 would no doubt would improve with a faster C.P.U.