One could play games at low settings and lower framerates. I was able to get OK games of Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Assasins Creed 4, and Tomb Raider played.
So I came home to find a package waiting on my doorstep from AMD. Inside I found a HIS R7 240 1GBGDDR5 GPU and a couple pieces of swag (stickers and a pen light).
I popped it into my system, change a couple BIOS settings and it really made a difference. The games ran much smoother at "normal" settings.
It also doesn't need much power, just a measly 30watts. Low power = low heat = quieter operation
This PC easily played HD movies and music before, but now ha an easier time with the additional GPU power. This is not a bad deal for a sub-$100 card.
The PC is almost done!
Disclaimer: AMD sent me this hardware as a gift.
So far in my build:
-AMD A10-7850K APU
-AMD RG2133 16GB Gamer Series RAM
-Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H Motherboard
-Sandisk 128GB SSD
-Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM HDD
-Fractal Design Tesla R2 650-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V/EPS12V 650 Power Supply FD-PSU-TS2B-650W
-Fractal Design Define R2 Case
-Acer G7 Series 21.5" LED IPS Monitor
-Sony Portable Party Speaker System
-HIS Radeon R7 240 1GB GDDR