Summary: This little card went a long way. Had it for 5 years of constant use before giving it to a friend. The fan died on it around year 2, but it ran solid (case must have been well ventilated). It is highly outdated by today's standards, but was epic back then.
Summary: You can't give 1 star just because it was DOA. You cannot judge performance on something that you couldn't test. I'm sorry that you live so far away but if you ask anyone else who's bought this card, they'll tell you its incredible.
Summary: I would reccomend it, love the XFX logo on the support bar it shows perfectly in my clear sided case.
Pros: This card works very well for a budget build, i dont do a ton of gaming but it will run Battlefield 2 at full settings with 2x antialiasing it also renders well paired with a Q6600 as i use photoshop frequently. Also plays dvds flawlessly
Cons: None as of now, doesnt run crysis demo well but thats expected with a card of this level
Delay that new PC purchase by upgrading your graphics card...
7 January 2008
Summary: After alot of research, this is supposedly the fastest Graphics card I can squeeze into my son's "vintage" 5yr old Dell Dimension 4500 2.4 Ghz P4. He was sooo glad Santa's elves could construct such a device. Now we're able to run Half Life 2 Episode 2 (the latest greatest...um, as of Jan 08-ish).
Summary: Great price for 256mb GDDR3 graphics card that works from the word go. Happy with the purchase, takes BF2 to another level.
Pros: Installation was a snap, installed and worked correctly right off the bat in my HP Pavilion A1150Y desktop. Upgraded from the installed HP 256 mb shared memory Geforce 6200 card. Now play BF2 at max settings, which requires a good graphics card, with no problems. Does not require higher powered p...
Cons: Card is a bit wide with included fan; takes up a spare PCI slot in addition to the PCI Express slot it installs in. May be a problem for someone maxed out with their PCI slots. Gets a bit warm.