If nothing else, the quality of this card is superb. It installed simply and easily, and the customization and advanced control options of the ATI Catalyst Control Center are pretty much unmatched. With simple settings adjustments, I was able to overclock this card to 900MHz on the core clock, and 1GHz on the memory clock. As far as real numbers go, I got an additional 5-10 FPS on average in the games I play from doing that.
Without making any advanced adjustments in the CCC, you will probably notice upon installing this card that it is LOUD. The fan, by default, likes to spin up to and hover at around 75% of its maximum speed. When running, it pushes about the same amount of air as a fan (this kind of fan). By enabling ATI OverDrive in the Advanced Catalyst Control Center settings, you can manually adjust the fan speed down to something much more reasonable, like 35%, which I can't even hear (mostly because the fans on my radiator have the noise output of a wall unit AC).
Even with a reduced fan speed, temperatures on the GPU and memory stay well within safe and recommended limits even when overclocked, and I have never experienced even the slightest glitch or hiccup while using this card.
Overall, I am happy with the purchase even if it, in the end, didn't amount to much of a performance upgrade.