NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500


NVIDIA started GeForce FX 5500 sales 17 March 2004 at a recommended price of $36.99. This is Rankine architecture desktop card based on 150 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 64 MB of DDR memory clocked at 0.33 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 5.312 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via AGP 8x interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 152 mm.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.02 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN RTX.

General info

Of GeForce FX 5500's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Code name
NV34 B1
Release date
17 March 2004
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
of 9999 (Quadro RTX 8000)

Technical specs

GeForce FX 5500's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce FX 5500's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
270 MHz
Transistor count
45 million
Manufacturing process technology
150 nm
Texture fill rate
1.08 GTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce FX 5500's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
AGP 8x
152 mm
Supplementary power connectors


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce FX 5500: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
64 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
332 MHz
Memory bandwidth
5.312 GB / s
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce FX 5500.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce FX 5500, sometimes including their particular versions.
1.5 (2.1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce FX 5500. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce FX 5500 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce FX 5500 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce FX 5500 from AMD is Radeon R7 350, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

User rating

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