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Pros: - Extremely quiet fan
- Small, compact size
- Very good performance for what I need. I am not using it for gaming, however.
Cons: None that I have encountered so far.
Other Thoughts: I was using the HD 4000 on-chip video with my 30" monitor at 2560x1600 over the display port connection, and every time my monitor went to sleep, when it would wake up, all of my open windows were set to the upper left hand corner of the screen. I would have to drag them back to the center of the display. I figured it was a video driver issue, so I took a chance on switching to this card as a budget friendly alternative to the HD 4000 graphics. My only reservation before I made the switch was how quiet this card would be since I was used to no fan noise before.
I installed the card and fired everything up, and to begin with, the fan on this card had a bit of a light grinding sound to it. However, after about 5 minutes or so of spinning, it found its groove and has been silent for me ever since. With the case cover back on, my PC is just as silent as when I was running with the HD 4000. My video issue has also gone away (I'm using the dual-link DVI connection now).
I am quite happy with this purchase. I imagine if this was my gaming machine, pushing the card would generate some modest fan noise, but for just doing office type work in Windows, it spins slow enough to stay silent.