|The PNY Verto NVIDIA® GeForce 9400GT, 9500GT, and 9600GT 1GB versions all deliver an impressive feature set and outstanding performance at their respective SRPs. In addition, these video cards support the latest Graphics Plus technologies from NVIDIA. Finally, with double their predecessors available on-board frame buffer (1GB vs. 512MB), these cards offer an excellent value proposition for consumers when compared with the competition’s offering.|
The photo of this product is misrepresented. The fan on the card on the photo has a black casing around it and on the card I received it is metal fins surrounding the fan. The fan on this card is so loud I can't stand it. Other than the ports, the card I received doesn't look like the one in this picture at all. The graphics are sufficient. I recommend staying away from this until Buy.com gets the product discrepencies figured out.
Better than expected!2/18/2010
A definite improvement over the 8000 series. Details, such as shadows and textures, are significantly enhanced... even on older games. I haven't experienced any jitters or lag time even with resolution at highest levels. The fan moves a lot of air and is louder than the tower's cooling fans. Easy to install in a PCI-e slot. Downloaded and installed Nvidia driver suite first (includes 64 bit versions of Vista and Windows 7). Computer recognized the new hardware and loaded the drivers automatically. Mine came with drivers on CD (don't bother with the CD... download the latest version), SPDIF audio cable, 1 DVI to HDMI adapter, and 1 DVI to VGA adapter. Not a top of the line card for a dedicated gamer, but offers some amazing HD graphics at a low cost.