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SPARKLE 700012 GeForce FX 5500 256MB 128-Bit DDR AGP 8X Video Card

  • 256MB 128-Bit DDR
  • AGP 8X
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Blazing along the 3D graphics highway at a core speed of 270 MHz , the GeForce FX 5500 graphics board based on the GeForce 5500 chipset from NVIDIA provides you enough power to manage intense graphics and visual effects in real-time. The core GPU supports decoding DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL 1.5 APIs natively, thereby executing heavy graphics data with speed and brilliant visual effects. Advanced graphics technologies like the CineFX 3.0 engine, UltraShadow II, and PureVideo Technology create amazingly breathtaking graphics.  

  • newegg AGP 8X Interface Provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X—2.1GB/sec. vs. 1.1BG/sec. AGP 8X enables more complex models and detailed textures, creating richer and more lifelike environments. Uninterrupted data flow allows for smoother video streaming and faster, more seamless gameplay.
  • newegg CineFX Engine The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500’s CineFX engine powers cinematic effects beyond imagination. Advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities enable stunning and complex special effects. And increased horsepower delivers faster and smoother gameplay.
  • newegg High-Precision Graphics Combining incredible dynamic state-of-the-art 3D motion pictures with 128-bit studio-precision colors, the GeForce FX 5500 GPU delivers outstanding image quality for your demanding applications.
  • newegg NView Multi-Display Technology The NVIDIA nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for multi-display options, and enables unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience. NVIDIA GPUs are enabled to support multi-displays.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 6/13/2014 3:17:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, not fast

Pros: Fanless.
I thought I would try a fanless card to get rid of the leafblower effect.
Good price if you just need to get graphics with no fan.
Internet browser is now laggy. Will soon replace this card.

Cons: It's very laggy but works OK
Won't use new Nvidia drivers, only v 175
Can't monitor temperature at all and seems to overheat quickly.
I ended up installing a small fan on it to keep it from burning up.
Will hardly play the simplest game of Unreal tournament 2004.
Will NOT play BF 2142 or similar. at all.

Other Thoughts: Only gave 4 stars because it does work OK. I replaced a Nvidia 6600 GT (used in another computer) and this is definitely a downgrade in speed and performance.
Will never get another one of these.
Received this in about a week undamaged.

P4 2.4gHz CPU dual core
2 GB RAM
MSI Mobo Neo 2 P

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  • David V.
  • 1/7/2014 4:06:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood card

Pros: Got new flat panel monitor and it iImproved graphics in older system. P4, Win Xp, 2 Gig DDR400, DVD burner, 380w PSU works just fine. Recommend for good budget upgrade. Used for basic games.

Cons: Have't found any.

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  • Mark C.
  • 12/10/2013 8:24:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Legacy Card

Pros: Worked as expected, supports dual displays.

Cons: Probably won't be able to handle any recent games but that's not what I purchased it for.

Other Thoughts: Graphics card failed on a clients legacy Sony VAIO machine purchased this as a replacement. Added the bonus of supporting dual monitors.

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  • Sylvain J.
  • 2/26/2013 8:20:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Follow the instruction and all in working order with mobo p4s800d x. Easy and simple.

Cons: No Cons

Other Thoughts: Taking a IT course kind a help change the CPU at the same time 2.13 G celeron D. And 2 g of ram for my first project.

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