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Pros: Great graphics for the price. You usually don't need the very latest graphics card, so buy a couple of models behind and save. PCI Express 2.0 interface. Fairly short, so fits in most cases, even mine, which barely holds a mATX motherboard. It runs fairly cool, even without a fan, keeping the computer nice and quiet.
Cons: The heat sink is big and tall, as one would expect with such a graphics card. Therefore, it covers up another expansion slot, which is a bit problematic in my case due to the low number of slots. Luckily, I don't foresee buying more than the one remaining slot of other expansion cards.
The instructions STINK! It basically tells you to open the case, find the video card if there is one, take it out, and put in the new one, in broken English. Luckily, I know enough about this sort of thing that I could figure it out. Make sure you have someone who knows what they're doing or good instructions printed off before you start if you don't have much experience.
Other Thoughts: Sped up my Vista Home Premium computer tremendously and let me bump up the quality of my game graphics. Boosted my Windows Experience Index to 4.7 from the 3.0 of my integrated graphics. If you want a fairly cheap performance boost for Vista, definitely go for it.
If you're upgrading an OEM box, make sure you check your power supply rating; this requires at least a 350W and many such computers have only 250 or 300.
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