I bought three of these at the computer bonanza yard sale last year. One didn’t work. I threw it in a box and forgot about it. Then I needed a graphics card. They aren’t bad cards for general use. I figured it was worth half an hour and a couple of bucks worth of capacitors* to see if I could get it working.
This is why it didn’t work. Exploded FZ brand capacitors. They are known to go bad and many people took advantage of XFX’s lifetime warranty on these cards. I don’t have that option. Notice also that they are through-hole capacitors on a card that could have taken higher quality solid surface mount capacitors (the PCB had both options). Likely a bean counter at XFX saved the company 30 cents, then lost tens of dollars on the warranty.
*It always ends up being around $20, because you buy a bunch of other crap at the same time, just because. In my case I ordered extra capacitors and a bunch of Attiny 45 microcontrollers.