Summary: An affordable, yet powerful PCI graphics card for the price. PCI adapters are not plentiful, anymore... So, if you've got an application for this older technology, this is a good piece of hardware. I've used several, in the office, so far.
Not many PCI graphic card options at this point. You want to add HDMI graphics card to an old machine? Look no further.
10 April 2013
Summary: I was running photosuite CS2 on an old machine. Limited memory on windows vista so maxing it out at 2gb was just barely enough to get it working acceptably. I decided to upgrade the processor (cheap at this point) and add a graphics card to take some of the load off of the installed RAM. Couldn't be happier. Can now watch videos in HD on youtube and run my photo editing software without it taking forever to apply effects.
Summary: We had an old Dell 2400 that only have motherboard graphics, so it couldn't play some of the games my kids wanted to play. I got this card that really helped. It certainly has it's limits being PCI and not PCI-e but if you don't have a slot and want some improvement, it's something to consider.
Summary: Obviously, this is not a video card for current machines. Nor is it anything you'd buy to play any of the current crop of video games. But if you're trying to prolong the life of old (e.g. circa Socket-438) hardware, this may be just the ticket. It's good enough to play HD video at full resolution without frame dropping, which would be utterly impossible using typical on-board video chips (845 & 945) of that vintage.