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)
Sean D., Newegg
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: This card does work with a 300 watt power supply. The card consumes only around 75 watts of power at full peak. A new intel i7 2.66 ghz runs peak at 213 watts for reference. Second, it runs games beautifully on my new 42'' HDTV at 1080p. Third, with HDMI out, it functions as a 7.1 surround sound card as well.