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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

Graphics Processor
NV34 B1
Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
1
TMUs
4
ROPs
4
Memory Size
64 MB
Memory Type
DDR
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce FX 5500 was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2004. Built on the 150 nm process, and based on the NV34 B1 graphics processor, in its FX 5500 variant, 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 270 MHz, memory is running at 166 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. The card measures 152 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
NV34 B1
GPU Variant
FX 5500
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)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
AGP 8x

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
270 MHz
Memory Clock
166 MHz
332 MHz effective

Memory

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

Render Config

Pixel Shaders
4
Vertex Shaders
1
TMUs
4
ROPs
4

Theoretical Performance

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

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
5.977 inches
152 mm
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
Vulkan
N/A
Pixel Shader
2.0a
Vertex Shader
2.0a

Card Notes

Variant Memory: 128 MB
Variant Memory: 256 MB

Retail boards based on this design (3)

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