Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyF Good for HTPC
This video card is a modest but worthwhile upgrade from Intel integrated graphics.
I now own two of them, one in a HTPC and one in my daily-driver i5 desktop PC.
The performance is excellent for the multimedia requirements of HD video playback, online video streaming and photo editing.
It's totally worth the money not to have to share the system memory, system memory bandwidth and not having the additional thermal impact on your CPU of running on-chip graphics.
It's a nicely made board with a large passive heat sink, which does intrude into the adjacent slot. The kit includes both a single full height and two half height brackets, but count on using two slots whichever configuration you use.
Reported GPU temperatures rarely go over 50C in both my systems, even when heavily loaded. The GPU loading is usually around 40% when playing HD video.
I'm using the Nvidia supplied drivers with Linux Cinnamon and Mate. Both are very stable and pass HDMI audio correctly.
A value for money video card if used in the right application. As noted by other reviewers, it's definitely not one for gamers .....
21 February 2016