Summary: I love this card. It has become so much more than I thought it would be. I don't do gaming, I bought it to watch blu rays on my HD tv. The hdmi sends a perfect picture every time. I did have to buy a new power supply because the one I had wasn't powerful enough, but that takes nothing away from this great piece of equipment. Definitely recommend to buy.
Summary: I am very happy with this card. It will fit in a mid-size case with a micro-board. It does require additional power but works fine for me with a 350 watt supply. For a little more I could have gone with the HD 4870 but that is a whole different animal. This card is just fine for regular on-line gaming and stuff. I think this is the card for most peoples needs.
get a gtx 260 instead if you cannot find this card for 60$ or less.
11 July 2011
Summary: This is an excellent buy for 60$ I personally would rather spend another 15-20$ for a gtx 260 but the customer had a budget that was really tight and this fit the bill. This card seems very thin and does not look like much when you look at it but works well for the money.
An older generation vid card that can outperform most newer cards.
15 June 2011
Summary: Fast card! Vivid colors and crisp images. I'm not a gamer, I just wanted a truly fast video card and this is IT! Simple installation, be sure to have the latest set of drivers ready. These are available from ATI to anyone.
Summary: I was wanting to upgrade to something a bit better then my 1950xt and looked around, I didn't really want to drop a lot of money on a newer card so I started looking at a few other things. Read the reviews online and saw that the 4850 HD benchmarked higher then the 9800GTX. I have to say that since having this it has been a great card, I have yet to find anything to throw at it that it can not handle!
Summary: This card is sweet. I bought the XFX dual slot version after selling my single-slot card, because it is quieter and seems to cool better in my case. Not to mention I already had an XFX 4850 so now I am in CROSSFIRE-X MODE WOOHOOOOOO!! I can play starcraft 2 on high/ultra settings @ about 62fps on a 24" monitor with these babys. The XFX 4850 has 1gb of RAM whereas most of these 4850's only have 512mb. This isn't a huge advantage really, but it's a nice perk.