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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 PCI

Graphics Processor
NV34B
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
4
ROPs
4
Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce FX 5500 PCI was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on March 17th, 2004. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the NV34B graphics processor, in its FX 5500 NPB variant, the card supports DirectX 9.0a. Since GeForce FX 5500 PCI does not support DirectX 11 or DirectX 12, it might not be able to run all the latest games. The NV34B 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 2 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 paired 256 MB DDR memory with the GeForce FX 5500 PCI, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 270 MHz, memory is running at 200 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 PCI 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 PCI is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI interface. The card measures 165 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV34B
GPU Variant
FX 5500 NPB
Architecture
Rankine
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
150 nm
Transistors
45 million
Die Size
91 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 17th, 2004
Generation
GeForce FX
(5500)
Predecessor
GeForce 4 Ti
Successor
GeForce 6 AGP
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCI

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
270 MHz
Memory Clock
200 MHz
400 Mbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
6.400 GB/s

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
2
TMUs
4
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.080 GPixel/s
Vertex Rate
135.0 MVertices/s
Texture Rate
1.080 GTexel/s

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
165 mm
6.5 inches
TDP
unknown
Suggested PSU
200 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None

Graphics Features

DirectX
9.0a
OpenGL
1.5
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
2.0a
Vertex Shader
2.0a

NV34B GPU Notes

OpenGL 2.0: 60% Support