Summary: Solid performer, but don't buy it to run recent games. Runs warm but within ATI guidelines. DON'T EXPECT SAPPHIRE TO HONOR THE REBATE - if you're including the rebate in how much you expect to pay, don't.
Summary: I was first worried if I would have enough space inside my cabinet(Acer x3910), but I worried without need. My challenge was to make enough space for the allready installed wireless card and the three ports of the graphic card out of the back. (The cabinet only have 2 slots for cards, one taken by the wifi card) I ended up taking of the bracket of the wireless card, and made an extra hole for the vga outlet.
Summary: The best thing about this card was the $15.00 rebate, so I paid as much for it as I did for the other video card which caused my computer to reboot when I tried to turn it off. This card did a lot for my desktop and it really renders my screen much better. Thanks, Amazon.
New life for a Dell Dimension 3100 with only X1 PCI-e
Michael J. Scott "Curmudgeon", Amazon
29 October 2010
Summary: This is not a typical product review, because I am using the board in somewhat unconventional installation. The Dell Dimension 3100 has two PCI slots and just one PCI-e 1X slot. It does not have any 8X or 16X PCI-e slots. Shucks. I was able to install and run Windows 7 with Aero on a 3D-Fusion FX5500 PCI board but the performance was jerky even though it scored 2.8 on the Windows 7 performance page.
Summary: This is a great card for mainstream users that are not gamers. Excellent for HD video. Significantly better than the on board graphics for 3d (Windows experience index more than doubled), and the few non demanding games I tried work much smoother. Draws low power and works well with puny (300W) power supply that came with my Compaq (I usually build my Desktop systems, but found a bargain for this extra system for the house).
Excerpt: Carte graphique début de gamme en gddr3, je la trouve un peu honéreuse niveau tarif pour la puissance envoyé, cela dit elle reste une très bonne carte graphique pour la bureautique et pour la qualité des couleurs sur les photos et petit film type dvdrip/dvd
Summary: qualität und Leistung gut, sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Gut geeignet für Standardanwendungen und mittleren Leistungs-Anforderungen von Spielen. Schnittstellen ausreichend für Normalanwender.