Date Joined: 01/08/04
Pros: -Great color, sharpness, etc.
-High performance per $$$ ratio
-Overall, a very nice card
Cons: I had strange install issues. See "other thoughts" section ...
Overall Review: I had to replaced my damaged system. So, I bought a ASUS P5B-E motherboard, Core 2 Duo processor, and decided on this videocard since my old ATI AIW 9600 Pro was an AGP format board. Everything installed fine (MS XP Pro w/SP2) with no error warnings. I installed the video card drivers that came on the accompanying CD. When I tried to play movies (DVDs, AVIs, MPEGs, MOVs, etc.), the movies would only play in B/W! Also, some of the movie image was trimmed off of all 4 sides. eVGA suggested a driver reinstall in safe mode and some other adjustments. I removed the driver, rebooted to safe mode, while there, installed a newer, recently downloaded driver. Rebooted to normal mode and everything was fine and dandy! Weird indeed ...
Anyway, no problems since and the card works great!
Pros: -High Performance
-Great Performance per $$ ratio
-Easy install - no problems at all with either the physical fit in the case or the electronic install - sw loading, firts bringup, apps installation, etc.
-LOTS of flexibility built in for overclocking
Cons: None in my book
Overall Review: I fit this into a Antec quiet case. I bit the bullet and sprang for a Core 2 Duo processor although my original plan was to wait a while until the prices dropped more. This system is fast and stable. I will even play around with overclocking to see what it's all about (I'm not a gamer).