Honestly, that will not be a good balance for gaming. I highly recommend a much better GPU.
He got it for free. You cannot get a better gpu for that price! He can save up his money and someday buy a GTX670 or something and have a screaming rig, but for now there is nothing wrong with it and it will play any game out there at 1600 X 900 on high and at 1920 X 1080 on medium at least.