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Pros: Low cost
Great solution for a motherboard-driven monitor.
Easy install (just change bios video option prior to install)
Inexpensive way to add HDMI
1GB RAM helps a little
Fan helpful for older/hotter cases
Cons: Only a great deal for under $10. More powerful solutions available when you step higher.
The package of drivers, even when up-to-date downloads, have a lot of fluff for basic (non-gamer) uses. Skip it all with a custom install.
I wish it had a separate power supply source for the on-board fan. I am SLI/PCI-E ready and prefer to use the power supply direct rather than through the motherboard.
Other Thoughts: The 48 CUDA cores, clock values, MHz, etc. are all surpassed when you start getting into the MIR (mail-in-rebates) for $5 - $10 more at any given time. What can be said is that for <$10, this is a wonderful opportunity to get off of the motherboard.
Window performance scores:
Aero score 4.1 to 4.8
3D 5.1 to 6.3
This review is from: Coboc 3 ft. High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - HDMI Male to Male (Black)
Pros: Shorter distance (less mess)
Sturdy molded end
Backward compatible with HDMI stuff from ages past
Cons: No pretty girl to install it for me :-)
Other Thoughts: My biggest concern that Google couldn't answer clearly was "is it backward compatible?" It is. The geeksites with all the techy-gamer-types confuse things with their double-talk while sitting on their mom's bed and using her netbook to write on all those stupid forums.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Easy to install
No PCI-E power cable needed
No SPIDF cable needed
Single space size
Small cooling fan
Cons: *Vista* tried to overwrite the drivers a couple of times
Wish I had bought another one prior to selling out.
Other Thoughts: Bought for my aging father who's been having a tough time with his vision. Installed in a 7-year old HP 7750n "multimedia" computer that had all sorts of video inputs but the video output was crud. Very sharp, very high level audio output on the HDMI connector.
Vista tried to run auto-install and ruined my driver install twice. The third time, I caught it and stopped the problem. The Nvidia drivers take forever to install on dual core 2GHz computers with 2G ram, but you must stay put so as not to let Windows screw your install up.