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Pros PCIe powered ( no external power required ), good performance for the price. Brought an old system back into modern day computing.
Cons recently installed and system is stable so none so far.
Summary Just think its right to give this card its due with a great review. Year ago I abandoned my old OEM system with athlon 64 x2 Brisbane 2.5 ghz chip with onboard graphics. I honestly knew little about what went on inside the box and when games i liked became so unplayable even at the very lowest settings I began to look around at the best way to update. Back then I explored getting a graphics card but from what I gathered at the time was that sometimes its best to just start over and built my first system around the A10-5800k apu from AMD which was released last fall. Can't say enough good things about that part and build. Its plenty of graphics for what i need to play WoW and Lol and other platform steam games. Not to mention its a respectable modern day quad core cpu. Its great and built the same for my father who likes FSX and it flies that game terrifically. Now fast forward to 2 weeks ago I got the building bug again but instead of spending lots of cash I decided to learn more about my old Pavilion Athlon system. Dusted it off put a fresh install of Win 7 added 2 gigs of ram to make it 4 total DDR2. Turns out the thing ran surprisingly fast in the new OS. Next was buying this card and since I still had some doubts I purchased the 6670 not just because it had good reviews but also if things didn't turn out i could use the card in my A10-5800k system because its the card supported by that apu for dual graphics. well no need for that in this old Pavillion purchaed in 2007 is working very well paired with the 6670. Its true gaming performance is gpu over cpu power. Don't be fooled and spend hundreds on a processor (cpu). I'll say that the old Athlon Brisbane chip is slowish in todays's arena but it paired with the 6670 has surprised me alot in how well the match performs. Warcraft with nice high settings 60 fps no problem, League of Legends maxed out 50-60 frames no problem. Cinebench 11.5 scores cpu 1.2 and OpenGL 22.15. 3DMark06 surprisingly a good score of 8150. Better than an A6-5400K build I gave to my nieces. In the end it turns out that this new old system is everything I needed a year ago funny enough. Not sorry i spent and buikt more computer tech than i ever needed in the last year. Learned alot from Tom's harware site Linus's site from NCIX and other forums where geeks tweek. Thanks to NCIX for some of the best prices and best service anywhere. Message to all those who are bit intimidated by technology, from my experience recently you don't need to be its around us always so open up that case do some basic research online and tinker away. my only problem is what to do next.
Pros Great little HTPC card. It even plays Crysis 3 (low settings) in hybrid crossfire with my 5800k at 20-40 fps on a 1080p 55inch tv(usually 20-30 though). Handles video really well. I haven't tested Bluray yet, but shouldn't be a problem. Like Carbon Rod said, It works in Linux, which is great because I needed that for work and it gave me no problems. Runs very cool, even when maxed out in msi afterburner. I think I haven't even seen it hit 50c.
Cons None So far.
Summary Great card for the price. Can handle playing even the latest games on low settings which for the most part look good at 1080p on a 55 inch tv.
Summary Good little video card for the price. Wouldn't suggest it if you're into hardcore gaming. It suits my needs for video streaming and the few Steam games I play. It's a little slow running some of the higher end games. Also, if I stream Youtube out to my TV I get horizontal line across the screen. Aside for that it was a good purchase
Pros Quiet. Does not require an extra 6-pin PCIe power connection. Actively cooled.
Cons Not incredibly powerful.
Summary I purchased this card for a low cost build and wanted a cheap card that was supported in Linux that did not require any extra 6-pin PCIe power connection and had a fan to dissipate heat. Ultimately it lives up to all of the above.
I cannot comment on its performance in games as I've only used it for a system running Ubuntu desktop. I will say, however, that it works perfectly within Ubuntu after loading the 3rd party ATI/AMD drivers.
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