Yes it is a budget card. But for the price it is still an awesome card. http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_8400.html First the cons: Setting up 3D settings through the Nvidia control panel while easy was a mistake. I have set it up to run at almost the best possible settings, leaving almost nothing to run as per application settings. Run into issues immediately. Playing BF2 (with in-game settings at a medium) the game would crash about every hour. Same was for the Chronicles of Riddick game. The stock cooling is useless. Card very often heats up to 58 degrees. The multi-display settings in the driver a hard to figure out. EVGA website does not even display the card anymore and it wasn't very easy to find it there. The pros: Very good with video processing. I run Various Adobe graphics and video programs and none of them have any issues. When I finally adjusted the settings in the control panel to let each program decide the quality for itself the card performed great. Overall i would have to say that if You (like me) have a low budget, but do want shader 4 and DX10 compatibility this is the card for You. I have yet to test it on Vista.