"ok for value but there is hope"3.5 starson by samjohn219
Pros: good for next gen games
Cons: iffy on higher end games
Summary: the biggest test of this card was playing crysis.
Pros- it never crashed on me, i was able to keep all settings on high except shadows and anti-ailiasing. It plays pretty smooth.
Cons- I wasnt able to turn on any anti-aliasing at all. to me the shadows are what makes it look real good, but that slows it down a bit.
I did a little research on the DirectX 10 which this card is compatible with and i found out that DX10 significantly improves the performance of any card that supports it. When the memory on the card is full, DX10 spills on over to system RAM keeping the game running smoother. I'm not sure to what extent, but DX10 also improves a lot of other details like shaders too. In the end DX10 should really help this card perform better. Only downside DX10 works only with Vista.
I really thought i got my money's worth. I have yet to try it on Vista. If you have this card I don't think you'd have to be worried about better cards. OF COURSE MOST OF THE PERFORMANCE DEPENDS ON YOUR OTHER SYSTEM COMPONENTS.