Joined on 04/21/06
Quality Value at a competitive Price!
Pros: Runs very smooth and very cool even under the heaviest strains. The card idles at 47.0 degrees (C). I tested this card with several power hungry games (Fallout, GTA IV, Oblivion, Crysis, etc..) at maximum settings, and this card took everything I threw at it with no problems! The visual design is a delight, along with it's LCD display. It makes a wonderful addition to any gaming system with a side window. And the icing on the cake, is that this is a competitively priced video card that gives you alot more value for your money.
Cons: Sparkle (though they've been in the business for years) seems to be relatively unknown in the United States. Thus you may find technical support from the company itself is a bit lacking in the U.S.
Overall Review: This card is a bit hefty. If you are using a loaded mini or mid tower case, you might consider a replacing the case when purchasing this video card for something with more room. Also make sure you have at least a 400-450 Watt Power Supply for this card. I ended up purchasing this card when I found the Asus card I wanted was out of stock, And people were commenting on the cooling problems with EVGA and XFX 9600 series. It is BEST decision I ever made for a video card! I will be sticking with this brand a long time!