"Awesome card"on by photoguy2006
Pros Excellent performance and 512MB of memory!
Cons None that I can think of
Pros Looks Great!
Cons Just a quick question
Pros Fast up to most anything you can put it to
Cons Cooler is not that great, not DX10
Summary This card is great for a mid level system. Fast , silent, 512 frame buffer. But the cooler is not very good. Oh it keeps this cool, but bonded with silicone and not smooth. I used some arctic silver 5 and polished it down to aid cooling.
Pros Powerful, easily manageable, large 512MB memory
Cons Chance of a high in-store retail price
Summary This card, for such a price with so much graphics power is a MUST-have for any 'budget'-sensitive buyer.
It also is HD and CrossFire ready, which will make it highly popular amongst the online industry.
What I like about this is it you can install either the professional Catalyst Control Center (CCC) or to embed the controls into the OS with the classic version (more ideal for simplicity).
The only drawback (the reason why not 10/10) is that local store retailers are likely to put a much higher price to this, I recommend only purchasing this online.
"Kickin Card!!!!!!"on by lilwienst
Pros Fast, Furious, and Friggin awesome
Cons None, cept that I can't get 2 for crossfire
Summary I bought the offbrand GeCube made version of this card because it was much cheaper. Same thing otherwise. Completely blown away by how this thing plays Oblivion, Battlefield 2142, and Blazing Angels. All on highest settings and this thing isn't even breaking a sweat. A lot of reviews I read on this card said it overheats. I played BF2142 for 3 hours straight the other night and when I stopped this thing was still cool, no joke. 512mb is a nice thing to have and PCI-e is the only real way to go. Buy this card if your looking for something priced well that works. P.S. - I render a lot of images and videos in Photoshop and After Effects and this thing makes it easy. I also have 2gb DDR2 XMS2 667mhz RAM and a nice proc 3.2ghz P4 not even OC right now. The card really helps with rendering though, my old card stumbled through it slowly, this sped it up a lot.