Every bit of power that i need, with just a little bit left over for some fun :)
3 weeks ago
Summary: I am surprised by this little sub-100$ wonder. I knew going into it that it wasn't a gaming card. I have a gaming rig with a 7870 for that. But when i did some testing for funsies, i was shocked to actually play some of my older games without a problem. My older games such as Serious Sam, left4dead 1+2, Need for speed: Hot pursuit, and my personal favorite Fear and Fear: Perseus Mandate to name a few played shockingly well.
Summary: Perfect, runs games on medium, WoW GW2, its a little loud because of such a small fan, but if you wanted to cool it a different way, I dont see a reason for a super expensive video card unless you have the extra cash.
Summary: If you aren't a gamer this review is probably not relevant to you and you should skip it. If you are thinking of buying this for gaming this review is for you. I am a console gamer and have been all my life. However after having a roommate who built computers for people who also happened to show me all the great things you can do with a PC vs a console (such as modding and prettier games) I decided to get into PC gaming.
Summary: I was absolutely stunned by the results of this card. I am currently running a dell inspiron 660s that only contains a bare minimum 220 watt power supply. This pcie-x16 card comes with low profile brackets, fits into one of the slimmest cases I have seen and runs like a champ on below average power supplies. After using the cd-rom driver disk that came with it, it simply began to run beautifully.
Summary: Considering the price, it really updated my old pc. I went from onboard S3 to this. Quite a leap! Worked seamlessly, low power consumption and not needing an auxiliary power input meant I didn't have to upgrade any other parts to make it work.
Summary: this is a entry level graphics card its the kind of card you get if you are on a budget but want to be able to play games on medium to some high settings, which in pc games still look amazing. it allows my brother to play games like saints row, need for speed, crysis, dead space etc.