Well I purchased this guy around mid year (2008) and it was mainly for playing WoW. I got it for around 140 bux off newegg after rebates and everything. So far, Its running pretty smoothly on medium settings. I'm getting about 60 fps normally and it only drops to 30fps when i'm in town with a lot of other players running around. I was curious to see how it would do for the most graphics intensive game out there at the time, Crysis, so I borrowed my friends copy and set everything to highest (Keep in mind I have a 24 inch monitor). My god it was bad. I was getting single digit fps. I had to drop everything back down to medium settings to get the 30 - 40 fps.
In a nutshell, this video card's good for all games on medium settings but if you want the crazy high settings, then you're gonna have to fork out the big bux for the top end 9xxx series or ATIs top end card.
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