nice, cheap, handles games alright if the CPU is beefy. no extreme graphics
6 February 2012
Summary: I upgraded from am 8600 GT. It was a budget upgrade. And this card performed a little bit better games wise. The Windows Rating scores it lower for some reason, but really i can see an improvement in my games. Does not play intense games like skyrim and Need for Speed Shift 2 or even Grid, very well, but they are playable. This is a good card for those who don't need the extreme gaming graphics and just something to keep them going.
Strong Enough for Certain Goals. SPDIF is annoying.
Ryan B., Amazon
1 March 2011
Summary: I see alot of reviews like this card is awesome! or this card sucks! instead of doing that, I'll go over more important info. I am running a Core Duo 2.91 Dual Core proccessor, with 4 Gigs a ram. I run at 1280x720p resolution on a HDTV. I bought this card for my second pc in my bedroom, where it will be used for HD movie Rips and playing some games. Here is the cards performance over a bunch of games. 1. Bulletstorm runs great on high settings, with very little AA.
Summary: Exceeded my expectations! The card fixed my problems, works better than the card the computer came with, and was easy to install. I was confused that it didn't have a power cord like the one I removed (6 pin I think) but quickly figured out that the new card didn't require a power connection, just plug the card in and you're done.
Summary: I rated this product 4-stars, because I didn't want to downgrade it's reputation. I cannot comment on the card itself because I could not install it on my computer. This product requires a 350W power supply and an additional DC connection, neither of which is available in my desktop. It would be nice if the description included this information. Now that I know these things are power hogs I've been looking for one with lower power requirements, but not succesfully.