Summary: I bought this for our home theater pc, which is a re-purposed HP DC5800 Small Form Factor business pc. I picked the machine up dirt cheap and upgraded the cpu to an Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33Ghz, 4GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, 80GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (for OS/apps), 2TB Western Digital Green drive (for media storage/backups), a handheld wireless airfly keyboard/mouse, and the Sapphire Radeon HD6570 1GB DDR3 graphics card.
Pros: Low profile brackets included, quiet fan and cool running card, 128bit wide memory bus, plenty of output options.
Pros: Excellent video card for the price. Plays current games at high settings on my $500 budget build with no problem. No power cable needed. Very quiet. Easy install. Plugged the card in, installed the software, and it was good to go.
Cons: None yet. If something pops up, I'll update.
Excellent upgrade for 2009 Dell Studio Slim (Small Form Dell)
16 October 2011
Pros: Excellent upgrade from original HD 3450. Can now play all current games at some level. Plays RAGE at 4x Anti at 1920. Civ 5 or anything else I had to turn down. There wasn't detailed power specs when I bought this so went ahead and replaced the internal dell specific power supply with a silent Corsair CX500 PSU. I just let it sit outside and have found that now my PC is almost silent.
Cons: Be careful with AMD Overdrive. High performance memory clock settings can be turned up higher than they should and can cause failure of the card. As stated by someone else stay below 915-930 Mhz.
Pros: Comes with a low profile which fit in my dell optiplex 780 without any problems. Graphics are really good for ddr3, but i wouldn't use this card for all out hard core gaming, but it does the basics which is what you'd expect for the price. The fan runs smooth and quiet, and stays pretty cool. It rates a 6.8 on windows 7 64 bit, and i received it after 3 days. Overall a great graphics card for a great price.