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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 Image NVIDIA NV34 B1 Image
The GeForce FX 5500 was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2004. Built on the 140 nm process, and based on the NV34 B1 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 9.0a. The NV34 B1 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 91 mm² and 45 million transistors. It features 4 pixel shaders and 1 vertex shaders, 4 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. Due to the lack of unified shaders you will not be able to run recent games at all (which require unified shader/DX10+ support). NVIDIA has placed 64 MB DDR memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 230 MHz, memory is running at 100 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is not exactly known. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce FX 5500 is connected to the rest of the system using an AGP 8x interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: NV34 B1
Process Size: 140 nm
Transistors: 45 million
Die Size: 91 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 17th, 2004
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 230 MHz
Memory Clock: 100 MHz
200 MHz effective


Memory Size: 64 MB
Memory Type: DDR
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 3.20 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders: 4
Vertex Shaders: 1
TMUs: 4
ROPs: 4
Pixel Rate: 0.920 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate: 0.0575 GVertices/s
Texture Rate: 0.920 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
TDP: unknown
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: None

Graphics Features

DirectX: 9.0a
OpenGL: 1.5 (2.1)
OpenCL: n/a
Pixel Shader: 2.0a
Vertex Shader: 2.0a


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Card Notes

Variant Memory: 128 MB
Variant Memory: 256 MB

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
SPARKLE GeForce FX 5500 270 MHz 200 MHz 256 MB, 5.977 inches
ZOTAC GeForce FX 5500 240 MHz 166 MHz 256 MB, 5.977 inches
ZOTAC GeForce FX 5500 OC 270 MHz 200 MHz 256 MB, 5.977 inches