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FX5500 256MB DVI
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The graphics card, also known as the video card, is the complete graphical subsystem of the PC. It is responsible for the quality and speed of video processing. For users that wish to play games or work with multimedia applications, it is especially important to have a video board with a high performance graphics processor and enough memory.
Video Cards
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Included since: 10 Feb 2007
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Info modified on: 11 Aug 2016 14:30:59
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Long product name Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500:
The short editorial description of Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
GeForce FX 5500 Supports AGP 8X and 4 pipelines, DirectX 9.0 support, 128-bit memory interface

Marketing text Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

The official marketing text of Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 as supplied by the manufacturer

nView Multi-Display Technology
- Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors. NVIDIA GPUs are enabled to support multi-displays, but graphics cards vary.

OpenGL 1.5 Optimizations and Support
- Ensure top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL 1.5 application.

Microsoft DirectX 9.0
- Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX 9.0 applications.

- Provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X—2.1GB/sec. vs. 1.1GB/sec. AGP 8X enables more complex models and detailed textures, creating richer and more lifelike environments.

- To make it easier update the VGA BIOS than before and help users update the latest VGA BIOS from Internet automatically.

- Real time monitoring the temperature, cooling fan speed and voltage of the graphics card, and dynamically control the working frequency and fan speed to let your graphics card always run at the best condition. GIGABYTE V-tuner2 provides a user-friendly and simple interface for overclocking, and allows users to dynamically adjust core and memory clocks.
Short summary description Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500:
This short summary of the Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI, ATX, NVIDIA, GeForce FX 5500, GDDR, AGP 8x, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Long summary description Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte FX5500 256MB DVI. Graphics processor family: NVIDIA, Graphics controller: GeForce FX 5500, Maximum resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels. Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR, Memory bus: 128 bit, Memory bandwidth (max): 2.1 GB/s. Interface type: AGP 8x. DirectX version: 9.0, OpenGL version: 1.5. Form factor: ATX
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Graphics processor family*
The category to which the graphics processor (GPU) belongs e.g. Southern Islands family of Radeon processors (made by AMD), GeForce 600 (made by NVIDIA).
Graphics controller*
Also known as a graphics processing unit (GPU), this is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display. GPUs are used in embedded systems, mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and game consoles. Modern GPUs are very efficient at manipulating computer graphics.
GeForce FX 5500
Maximum resolution*
The maximum number of pixels that can be displayed in the image. It is usually quoted as width × height,: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels.
2560 x 1600 pixels
Graphics adapter RAMDAC
400 MHz
Parallel processing technology support*
Parallel processing technology is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads. Ideally, parallel processing makes programs run faster because there are more engines (CPUs or Cores) running it. In practice, it is often difficult to divide a program in such a way that separate CPUs or cores can execute different portions without interfering with each other. Most computers have just one CPU, but some models have several, and multi-core processor chips are becoming the norm. There are even computers with thousands of CPUs.
Graphics adapter memory type*
The type of memory used by the video card. Often a combination of dedicated memory (Video RAM or VRAM) and dynamic system memory is used. UMA stands for Unified Memory Architecture, and is a computer memory architecture that allows the graphics processing unit to share system memory. Other abreviations: RAM = Random Access Memory, SDRAM = synchronous dynamic RAM, DDR = double-data-rate.
Memory bus*
Hardware and software that connects the main memory to the memory controller in computer systems. Originally, general-purpose buses like VMEbus and the S-100 bus were used, but to reduce latency, modern memory buses are designed to connect directly to DRAM chips, and thus are designed by chip standards bodies such as JEDEC.
128 bit
Number of pipelines
Memory bandwidth (max)
2.1 GB/s
Ports & interfaces
Interface type *
An interface is the point of interaction with software, or computer hardware, or with peripheral devices such as a computer monitor or a keyboard. Some computer interfaces such as a touchscreen can send and receive data, while others such as a mouse or microphone can only send data. A standard interface, such as SCSI, decouples the design and introduction of computing hardware, such as I/O devices, from the design and introduction of other components of a computing system, thereby allowing users and manufacturers great flexibility in the implementation of computing systems.
AGP 8x
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Video in
DirectX version *
DirectX is a collection of APIs (application programming interfaces) for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Shader model version *
A shader is a program used in 3D computer graphics to determine the final surface properties of an object or image. This can include arbitrarily complex descriptions of light absorption and diffusion, texture mapping, reflection and refraction, shadowing, surface displacement and post-processing effects. It is also used to refer to video graphics hardware units that run these programs.
OpenGL version *
OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a specification defining a cross-language cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 3D computer graphics (and 2D computer graphics as well). The interface consists of over 250 different function calls which can be used to draw complex three-dimensional scenes from simple primitives.
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections.
Dual-link DVI *
A dual-link DVI interface sends data over both of the DVI links to the monitor, and this is how higher resolutions are achieved. With dual-link DVI, a resolution of 2048 x 1536 is possible.
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
Other features
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.