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Pros: Improved the Windows rating out of 7.9: 4.8 for onboard which was good to 7.4 for this video card. Works Flawlessly in my Dell Optiplex 980 SFF. Easy Install and drivers were easy to install. Improved online, movie and gaming visuals.
Cons: Only 1 GB video memory but stable. and thats not really that bad.
Overall Review: would suggest this for Small Form Factors where the user needs improvement on performance. Could be good on regular desktop but more at 3 or 4 out of 5 for gaming. could give more solid 3 but is good for the price. Boosts pc to where my DDR3 memory was the lowest issue... thats just funny. Very happy with this purchase.
Pros: *Reasons to Buy
small form factor
low power consumption
no external power needed
Cons: *Reasons to Pass
Overall Review: If you're building an entry level mini-itx, this is it. The card is ridiculously small and doesn't require a connector from your power supply. The thing is, it doesn't require power because it doesn't have that much power. With 1 gigabyte of GDDR5 ram it can run most F2P's on high, but triple-A titles take a hit when trying to go over 1080p at medium. The card has 1 HDMI and 1 DVI, but if you plan on gaming, you'll only be using one of them. It's an entry level card for the casual user who needs more than integrated graphics.
Pros: half hight, single slot, very quiet. 3D capable. DTS-MA, and Dolby TrueHD audio via HDMI. no PCI-E power connector needed.
Cons: has a fan, so totally quite HTPC users need to look elsewhere.
Overall Review: this is a great HTPC card. very quite, great image, high definitian audio, 3D capable.
This is in my HTPC. (Vista Ultimate, antec earthwatts 550 power supply, antec fusion black case, antec intel X25-M 80 GB boot, 2 x 2 TB for recording and bluray rips, Denon reciever and Samsung 3D LED LCD),
Pros: As a person with a bit (I can operate one and have pulled out DVD drives to install a new one before) of computer knowledge I had no trouble installing this card. The hardest part was getting the old one out as it was packed in very well. The new one is far smaller than the old, and required me to change the mounting plate for the back of the computer, thankfully those were included with the new card. After booting up my computer I followed the instructions on disabling the old video card and installed the new one from disk. Had it all done in about 30 minutes.
Cons: None so far. Seems to be working well.
Overall Review: I would say that if you know how to take the case off your tower and unplug a couple of wires that you'll have no trouble replacing your video card yourself. It's about as hard as hooking up a tv to your cable box and the disk installs everything for you.
Pros: Smaller than my old graphics card.
Cons: All drivers install but the Graphics Driver and my computer doesn't even know the card is there.
Spent several hours with a friend who works on computers for a living (and he helped me pick out this card after seeing my computer specs) and he can't figure out why the graphics drivers won't install.
Overall Review: Very frustrated. Was told by several friends that this card would work fine for my rig and the graphics drivers just won't install and I'm at my wits end. Will be returning it. All I wanted to do was play some WoW.
Pros: Very nice card, can run most games decently. Well worth the money, it is also very nice because the card is very compact and can fit into a small rig like mine.
Cons: This card will have trouble running newer games on higher settings
Overall Review: It is worth the money if you have a small gaming pc and want some power to run most games.
Pros: Greta speed w GDDR5 memory
Cons: price is a little steep
Overall Review: The Dell XE2 is a fantastic platform for high traffic, high dust, low maintenance locations, but the Dell video options are poor. This is the beefed up version of the AMD card offered as an option. But there is no comparision. This card blows the other away.
Pros: Low profile, good quality card, you can play the latest games, it has an overdrive function, good value
Cons: In overdrive the fans gets little louder than usual.
Overall Review: I am running two of these on my pc. It is outstanding. Playing games with this card is awesome. All the latest games I am able to run on ultra settings. And with crossfire is even better.