Summary: Terrific quiet card for home theater applications. It can also be used for gaming, albeit at lower settings than higher end cards. If you want a gaming card and cannot afford a new high end card, You're better off buying a one or two generation old high end model such as a gtx580 or r6970. As this card uses passive cooling, if you use it for gaming you run the risk of burning it up.
Summary: excellent card for htpc runs madvr 8 taps on all scaling options at 60 % with a phenom x3 270 8 gig ram this has the same cuda and compute as the as the 640 n 650 any hardware acceleration gains beyond this card encoding decoding etc would require gtc 650ti and up this card does gaming well at default settings hard core gamers go up the laddet this card is a perfect replacement for any sff pc with a 220 watt power supply acer, dell, gateway
Summary: The image representing this graphics card clearly shows an active cooling system (fan powered), but the actual product has a passive cooling system (heat sink with fins only), and no way to add a fan. Also, I can not attest to it's operation, because I must wait for delivery of a HDMI to "Mini HDMI" adapter, at extra cost. I will revise this review as information becomes available to me.
Summary: This graphics card was easy to install and works flawlessly in my HP desktop PC. I upgraded from the old original 500MB graphics card to this one and I'm very happy with the purchase. The fact that it came with a driver disk is a real plus for me and made for easy installation. Be sure to double check compatibility requirements before you purchase any video card upgrade. This card works well with my 300 watt power supply.