Summary: I was hoping to upgrade the 256M ATI2600 card in my 2008 vintage Mac Pro (3,1, running MacOS 10.7.5 "Lion"), without spending too much on a lost cause. Initially it didn't work, but I followed the instructions here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4091453 (I hope that link is allowed; it's got...
Pros: HDMI, Fanless, Better than stock ATI2600 card in Mac Pro 2008
Cons: Requires hacking system files, does display during boot.
Summary: If you're planning on trying to use this as an actual gaming graphics card you might want to go for something more powerful but if you just need a simple and strong card then this little guy is perfect.
Pros: We use these little guys at the medical company I work I.T. for and I've never had one go bad on me. The girls pretty much only use them for dual screening but I recently got one for my girlfriend since she does a little minor gaming and graphic design and she's never been happier. The card handl...
Cons: Heatsink gets pretty hot but not at a dangerous level. As much as I love sapphire cards (I use an HD 6870) the catalyst control center might bug you beyond belief. You can only update the drivers through the control center and if your mobo or CPU are faulty in any way it can sometimes keep the co...
Pros: -Runs great! Now I don't crash while playing league of legends! -runs cooler than my CPU (checked with hand) -not difficult to install just had to take off the metal plate in front so it would fit and shoved it into the correct PCI slot
Cons: -a person who knows nothing about computers except for how to type will have a tough time installing even though its just a step above sticking a flash drive into the USB hub
Summary: Bought this for a server build so I didn't need anything fancy and this fit the budget. Im not sure how it is gaming because i've never tried playing games with it but im guessing that if you do want to game this most likely is not your card.
Pros: Works as intended, Doesn't get that hot overall, Is a great value for a basic card with HDMI