"Way better than what i had!(i had Intel) ATi Graphics, Supports a 230W Power Supply Unit."on by Dell_Boy2020
Pros It works Games Damn wonderful. 256MB. Wonderful for Games. Good card for people on a budget
Cons Runs on DirectX8.1 Platform, Version 1.4 Video Shader.
Summary I love it! It plays the Sims 2+ all expansions. MY Dell 230W PSU supports it. It was the best $79.99 I ever Invested in.
Pros INEXPENSIVE..VALUE FOR MONEY
Cons NOT FUTURE PROOF
Summary I first bought this card when i was buiding a system for a lad who wanted a first time p.c but didnt want to break the bank
the pci interface will fit into any spare pci slot and the driver installation is straightforward,however take note,you need microsoft .net framework to install the catylyst control center
for games,the pci 9250 may struggle with todays games but playing games such as fifa 04,wolfenstein,and any direct x 8 comaptible game shouldnt be a problem
applications such as c.a.d struggled with the 9250 as did video editing so a better card wouyld be needed for these tasks
however basic use for photo editing and browsing the internet,the 9250 is perfect,as photos will become much clearer and even dvds seem sharper
in final,the 9250 is a good first time card for anyone who likes editing photos and looking over the net,but if doom3 and quake4 is your cup of tea the 9250 is the wrong card..seek something a tad more powerfull
best pci-bus card avalible
Pros Easy and fast installation. The ATI Catalyst Control Center (included) makes setting and customizing the card a snap.
Cons Only con is that its not an nVidia 7800, but who has $700 for a video card?
Summary After an easy installation of the actual card and driver (which I did myself in less than 15 minutes) I was up and running Half-Life 2. The card offers a really nice upgrade for those on a budget. I have an okay CPU (2.5 ghz Intel Celeron) and 512 MB RAM. Granted it might not work on that guys Gateway that he got from Wal-Mart, it is a nice upgrade to any 'package-deal' budget computer.
Pros It has a nice overclock capability, and a lot can be achieved from that. It can also play old games like Halo and Starcraft decently, though FPS won't be high.
Cons Without good hardware to match it, it is horrible. It isn't even worth $200 anymore; I got mine for less than $80. Overclocking is risky on old computers, and no new computers use this anymore.
Summary Overclocking this, the only way to make it effective, will KILL your computer if it is old. You need VERY good hardware for this to reach even half its full potential, which most old computers don't have. Basically, it's a new graphics card for old computers, which makes no sense whatsoever. It is also high to achieve high FPS in games. I have 607 MB of RAM and an AMD Athlon 1500+, 1.34 GHz. I can get 30 FPS on Halo. If I overclock all three, I can get up to 80 on max quality (the 30 was on lowest quality), but the hardware, being old types, are easily degradable.
Pros I played WoW back in the day with this GFX card since i did not have an agp or pci-e slot motherboard and it worked like a champ. It looks more smoothe than my bro's 9500GT 1gb lol, even thou it was running on a P4 1.8ghz which is y it lagged at all.
Cons I admit it was not the fastest gfx card out there, but i bought it right when it hit store shelves back in like 2005 or 2004 or w/e it came out (been so long ago lol). Its only downfall for me was that it was running on my noob hp P4 1.8ghz pc.
Summary It was well worth the $200 i spent way back then, when i had my P4 1.8ghz pc with 512mb DDR and 60gb hd, XP Pro as my main pc. Now i am running a I-7 920 2.67ghz PC with 6gb ddr3 and an ATI 4850 with a 475 watt power supply Dell XPS 435T, which is a beast imo. Going to be tossing a 4870 x2 or a 295gtx in it soon with a 850watt corsair power supply, so i cant wait. But ya back to this gfx card, the people that rating this GFX Card low are noobs that need to know that if you buy a $100-200 GFX card, do not expect it to run as quick or even near as quick as 1 that costs $500+. Anyways for this GFX card running with a PCI slot, it was a hell of a champ and if you bought this GFX card like 2 years after it came out, of course its not going to be as good as 1 that just came out lol. GG thanks.