Summary: It's not for hard-core gamers, but works very well for light to medium gaming.
Pros: Works *better* than expected. I bought this card purely for gaming purposes to replace the GeForce 6150SE that came with my computer. This card can handle Alliance of Valiant Arms on max settings minus anti-aliasing with 80+ frames per second! And now-a-days I play almost all of my games on max s...
Cons: The fan is a little noisy, but that's no problem for me.
Summary: Great value for the money for non-gamers who want good resolution w/o having to upgrade their power supply and want a quiet computer.
Pros: I bought this because my old 6200 nvidia card was hitting 100+ temps. This guy, with NO FAN but with monster cooling fins, never gets hotter than 47c and it usually runs at 38c. I'm running it on an Lenovo M58P with a 285 watt power supply (they recommend 18amps at 12 volts for this card - more i...
Cons: Had to play with the disk to get the software off of it. The process of software installation could've been a little smoother.
Summary: If it fits in your case I don't think you'll find a better nvidia-based mcpc card and it's hard to argue the price. I caveat "nvidia-based" simply because I personally loathe ati/amd for video and thus didn't do any fair comparison to with their offerings.
Pros: No fan to make noise. More than enough power to drive any mcpc function. HDMI audio passthrough is integrated in the card (the card has an integrated digital audio device) so you don't even need a soundcard or mobo-embedded sound).
Cons: Heatsink-of-doom wraps around the edge of the card which may not work well in all cases. However, it just exactly fits perfectly in my Silverstone GD05.
Summary: Since it is not mentioned anywhere on the details page, I contacted their support to find out that this card draws about 30W at idle and just over 60 on load. This version does not have sli support, although there is another identical model by the same manufacturer that does sli out there.
Pros: Idles at ~40C, and with load goes up to 70. My previous fanless card, a 7950, went up to 95C, and this one is still faster than it, so this is definitely an improvement. There is one slow rpm system fan mounted in the back of my case. Because of the way the heatsink on this card is designed (it t...
Cons: 70C is still a bit warm, but as long as it works...
Summary: For the price this is a great card and I highly suggest buying it. Rig its in: Case:Ark PI-01 Black Mini-ITX Mobo: Zotac G43-Itx RAM: 4gb crucial ddr2 GPU: Zotac Amp! gt 240 CPU: e3300 Celeron dual core 2.5GHZ (oc'd at 2.9ghz)
Pros: I bought this card for an HTPC gamind build. I read that this card only used 75w off the pci-e slot which was perfect for a mini itx board. Ended up pairing it with a Zotac mobo as well.
Summary: I bought this card over the PowerColor HD 5670 (passively cooled ) even though it is a little less powerful. The reason is because my research tells me that this card would take up less power and run cooler.
Pros: Well Built. Low Temperatures at Idle. Comes with overclocking software. (I actually underclock it when I am not gaming). A great choice if you want HD playback and are an occassional gamer. Love the fact that it is silent. =)
Cons: Does not support Direct-X 11, but not a very big deal. Takes up the space of 2-PCI slots. May not be good for a small HTPC Case.
Summary: I have a personal stigma about cards and passive cooling. In my personal history - the little fans that come on these all fail more often than anything else - next up to northbridge fans.
Pros: In a 'reasonably vented case' it should perform very well. I threw Mass Effect 2, SC2 and Wow all on 'pretty high' to 'VERY' high settings at this for hours on end without issue at native resolution, 1920x1080.
Cons: Kinda outdated, needless to say, you're making a little sacrifice for the fan-less. heatsink wraps around to the underside - could cause issues with smaller cases.