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The general trademark of a manufacturer by which the consumer knows its products. A manufacturer can have multiple brand names. Some manufacturers license their brand names to other producers.
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FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X
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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.
graphics cards
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Included since: 10 Feb 2007
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Long product name Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500:
The short editorial description of Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
GeForce FX 5500 Supports AGP 8X and 4 pipelines, DirectX 9.0 support, 64-bit memory interface

Marketing text Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

The official marketing text of Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 as supplied by the manufacturer

Display Support
- Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs for analog display resolutions up to and including 2048x1536 at 75Hz.
- Dual-link DVI capability to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution digital flat panel displays up to 2560x1600 at 60 Hz.
- Integrated HDTV encoder provides analog TV-output (Component/Composite/S-Video) up to 1080i resolution

- Supercharge your gaming with the power of GIGABYTE's GV-N66256DP, which deliver best-in-class performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games. The only VPU in its class with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and with support for AGP 8X platform, the GV-N66256DP delivers ultra-realistic effects, unmatched features, and rock-solid stability so you can play your game the way it's meant to be played.

- 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.

- PureVideo technology ensures support for new video formats, while its motion estimation engine (MEE) allows the card to record and play video files simultaneously without interrupting system performance. An added value PureVideo provides is its high-definition MPEG-2 and WMV HD hardware accelerator that take on much of the heavy lifting during playback of Hi-Def video. Other video playback enhancements include a unique color correction mechanism that will help to create a home theater from a PC.

Windows Vista Ready
- NVIDIA's third-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the 3D graphical user interface in the upcoming operating system (OS) from Microsoft.
Short summary description Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500:
This short summary of the Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X, ATX, NVIDIA, GeForce FX 5500, GDDR, AGP 8x, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Long summary description Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte FX5500 128MB Bus Speed 8X. Graphics processor family: NVIDIA, Graphics processor: GeForce FX 5500, Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels. Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR, Memory bus: 64 bit. Interface type: AGP 8x. DirectX version: 9.0. 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 processor*
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.
2048 x 1536 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.
64 bit
Number of pipelines
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.
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.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.