Summary: I have been using the ATI Radeon HD 5570 Video card in building up new machines for the past eight months and have been very satisfied with what they offer. I build middle of the road machines to fit family use but still able to run almost every program and most all games in a satisfactory way.
Summary: if you are like me tho spend a few more buck and find one that is completely windows 7 compatible.
Pros: it does everything you would expect from a lil cheap graphics card with only one flaw that i can see and it is not a major issue. just need to adjust adobe flash accelerator but that is not the issue.
Cons: the issue is windows experience index can't handle this card so if you want to check out the rating of your computer you will need a different system benchmark tester.
Summary: The rebate came as a check/postcard. Girl at the bank laughed too, then gave me $$. Overall, a well-build, general purpose (not great gaming) video card on a budget. WEI Scores: Graphics 5.5 Gaming Graphics 6.6
Pros: Upgraded from an ATI x550 256mb. Got my Shader needed for some games. $$ rebate was nice, made it worth buying.
Cons: DDR2 is sooooooo slowwwwww for a video card. Do yourself a favor and get a 512mb with DDR3, or anything with DDR5. My Intel E2180 (2ghz/2gb RAM) uses DDR2, so it fits with the system. But still nothing grand. Wouldn't use for anything newer than a Core2Duo.
Summary: WOW, the search is over! Ive been through the ATI R. HD 5XXX series SFF using the best model for my dell optiplex 740 Desktop, by far this card rocks! (thankful I found out about the dell full cage option for full size add on cards) You dont need DDR3 as I had proir, DDR2 works perfect..
Summary: Be careful just going by the model number, because that's what I did. I had purchased the same model from Best Buy for about $120, it had a display port instead of VGA, DDR3, and could support up to 3 monitors as well as a whole bunch of other benefits.