The ASUS Nvidia Geforce GT 620 1GB video card is a nice video card for PC Gamers and users on a small budget of $60 for a video card for playing PC games, watching HD video, video editing, and doing other video tasks on their desktop computer. I have been using the video card for a few months, and it works great on Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu Linux when I use it to play 3D PC games, and watch HD video on my older desktop computer. This card makes it possible for me to start playing PC games, 3D flash games, and watching HD video at the affordable price of about $60 which is a good deal considering the price of other video cards which can cost hundreds of dollars.
The video card also only uses up to 75W, so computers with a 300-400W or lower power supply has enough power to run this card. The 75W power usage of this card means this card uses very little electricity even when playing PC games or HD video, so your electricity bill won’t be much higher because you are using a dedicated video card. The heat generated with this card inside your PC case won’t make your PC much hotter.
I installed the Asus Nvidia Geforce GT 620 1GB video card on my older desktop computer with 1GB of RAM, and a dual-core 1.86 GHz Intel Core2Dou CPU, and 320GB hard drive. The performance of the Asus Nvidia GT 620 1GB is a lot better than my onboard Intel video which is slower, and also use up 32MB of my System RAM. The GT 620 uses a PCI Express 2.0 x16, and it works on my older PCI-Express 1.0 16x port on my older computer. I can also use this card on a newer desktop computer for increase video performance because this card also fits on PCI-Express 2.0 and 3.0 slots which is backwards compatible with PCI-Express 2.0 and 1.0.
Installing this card onto my computer is pretty easy. I just need to open my remove the PCI plate from my case, and make sure the PCI-Express slot clip is up, so I can gently push the card into the PCI-Express slot, and fasten the card to my motherboard with the clip on the PCI-Express slot, and screw the back of the card to my case with the screw on the case. It is easy to plug in my VGA cable from my LCD monitor to the back of the video card VGA port.
If you do not see any video, and your pc previously use onboard video, but the video card fan is on, you may need to plug your monitor back into your onboard video port on your PC’s motherboard, and restart your computer. When your computer is restarted, you need to set the video output to PCI-Express instead of onboard in the BIOS settings, and save your settings. Now you need to plug the VGA cable from the monitor back into your video card.
This card is also a low profile card, so it would fit on smaller desktop computers as well as bigger desktops. The card also looks very cool with its fan with the swirly rectangle heatsink, and blue circuit board. The card seem pretty well built, and won’t fall apart.
The card comes with a VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI video port, so it works with all types of newer, and older monitor. The HDMI card also supports HDMI audio.
The video card supports a resolution up to 2560 x 1600. The processor speed of the video card is 700MHz. It’s shader clock is 1400MHz, and it has 96 CUDA cores. There is 1GB of DDR3 RAM clocked at 1200MHz 64 bit on this video card, so there is enough RAM to display PC games at higher resolutions, and set to low to medium-high video quality settings depending on how demanding the game is,
This video card also works with Windows 8-8.1, and older versions of Windows like 7, Vista, and XP. I also use this video card in Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux, and it works great for an affordable $60 video card for gaming, and video. This card also supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1, so you can use this card to run many newer games.
I can now play 3D games like Gameloft Asphalt 8 Racing from the Windows 8.1 Store. I can also play a lot of older titled 3D games on high, and newer 3D games like Need for speed World on low to medium settings. I also seen videos on YouTube of people with better computers with 4-8GB of RAM, and a newer Dual Core CPU like the Intel i3 or Quad-Core CPU like the Intel i7 using a Nvidia GT 620 video card to play more intensive games like Battlefield 4, Crysis, Grand Theft Auto, and other games on medium-low, medium, and higher setings.
The video card also comes with software to overclock it a little bit, and I can use MSI Afterburner overclocking to increase the speed of my video card a little bit by overclocking the RAM, and GPU on the video card. The fan on the video card is attached to a good size heatsink, so the video card runs pretty cool, and according to the box, the fan is made of a special type of metal which makes the videocard run cooler. The fan is also dustproof, so the video card should last longer. The fan also does not make any noticeable noise, so it runs quietly as well.
I can also now watch full 1080P HD video on YouTube, and on my desktop computer without any slow performance problems like stuttering, and pauses during HD video playback.
I only have 1GB of RAM on my desktop computer, so using a dedicated video card also frees up 32MB of RAM which used to be dedicated to the onboard video from Intel. I notice I get better system performance as well since a lot of programs like web browsers like Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer 11, and Google Chrome are now video card accelerated to use the GPU, and RAM on the video card to speed up website loading times, and improve performance while scrolling down websites, and playing games, animations and video with Adobe Flash Player, WebGL or HTML5 from within the web browser. Video converters, video editors, and video players use a video card to speed up programs as well. I also now have more free RAM, and CPU resources because I am no longer using onboard video which slow down my PC since it uses system RAM, and CPU to process video.
The ASUS Nvidia Geforce GT 620 1GB video card is a great affordable video card for playing PC games, and watching HD video by only spending $60 instead of hundreds of dollars for more advance video cards.