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Pros: Card installed well, operated with little fuss. NVIDIA has a great driver utility and makes it easy. Card accumulated little or no dust, good air flow. Dual DVI is very useful, HDMI and D-Sub as well.
Cons: Lifetime is limited. After about a 14 months of use, the HDMI started going out, leaving ghosting and trail, then becoming blurry. Switching this to DVI was good to solve that, except 6 months later, the dvi on the second monitor started failing in the same way, moved it to D-sub, and was able to use for 3 more months. Sadly tonight the card started suffering fatal errors. I updated drivers, and it just got worse and worse until it would not work at all.
Other Thoughts: Understand, this card was used with a high graphics utility as much as 60 hours a week, for 33 months. However, the same utility has been run with a Gigabyte made 8600 GS for twice as long, without failure. Lack of longevity in a product that cost this much, is enough to dock the eggs IMHO.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Low power consumption
No fan = less noise
Low power consumption = less heat
Cons: 64bit - not able to generate FPS needed for smooth gaming at HD quality.
Other Thoughts: This was bought for my wife's slimline PC so I'm good with it, but I tried to test GRID, even on half settings, was like driving with headlights set to a fast strobe instead of a virtual environment.
GA-MA78GPM-DS2H AM2+/AM2 AMD
AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor
Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue orb II CPU Cooler
CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
Blue Ray Drive BR-04B2T
7200 rpm 320gb Laptop HD
Slim case - N82E16811280020
Microsoft Windows 7
Pros: 2ms response, full HD quality, HDMI connection, bright, with great details, clean lines, feather light for lan party travel.
Also has a headphone jack on the back for picking up audio put through the HDMI cable.
Oh, and GREAT PRICING!
Cons: No Vesa mounting for the back. I would replace all my monitors with this, not just my LAN party kit, if I could mount them on the wall.READ FULL REVIEW