nVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 PCI-E x16, 1GB GDDR2 GRAPHICS CARD
3D graphics solution for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 graphics boards are the industry's highest performance professional graphics solution for extreme CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500shatters performance limits facing CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Armed with a radically new graphics architecture engineered to address the most demanding challenges, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 delivers 33.6GB/sec. memory bandwidth and a 256-bit memory interface with support for 1024MB of ultra-fast GDDR2 memory. Featuring two dual-link DVI connectors, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 offers the industry's best image quality at resolutions up to 3840 x 2400.
Key Features and Benefits
Highest Workstation Application Performance
Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry's highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and visualization applications.
1024MB Ultra-Fast GDDR2
Delivers high throughput for interactive visualization of large models and high-performance for real-time processing of large textures and frames and enables the highest quality and resolution full-scene antialiasing (FSAA).
Unmatched Color Precision
Full 128-bit precision graphics pipeline enables sophisticated mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality. Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability
NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity and structure of shader programs. With full support for Vertex and Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems.
Unparalleled Subpixel Precision
12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies.
Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Read-Back
Greater than 2.4GB/Sec., pixel read-back performance delivers massive host throughout, more than 10x the performance of previous generation graphics systems.
Rotated Grid Full Screen Antialiasing (RG FSAA)
RG FSAA sampling algorithm introduces far greater sophistication in the sampling pattern, significantly increasing color accuracy and visual quality for edges and lines, reducing "jaggies" while maintaining performance.
High Precision Dynamic Range Imaging (HPDR) Technology
Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HD video playback from DVD.
Dual Dual-Link Digital Display Connectors
Two dual-link TMDS transmitters support ultra high resolution panels (up to 3840 x 2400 at 24Hz on each panel) - resulting in amazing image quality and detailed photorealistic images.
NVIDIA SLI Technology
NVIDIA SLI technology enables dynamically scalable graphics performance, enhanced image quality, and expanded display real estate.
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 Architecture
128-bit color precision
Unlimited fragment instruction
Unlimited vertex instruction
3D volumetric texture support
12 pixels per clock rendering engine
Hardware accelerated antialiased points and lines
Hardware OpenGL overlay planes
Hardware accelerated two-sided lighting
Hardware accelerated clipping planes
3rd generation occlusion culling
16 textures per pixel in fragment programs
Window ID clipping functionality
Hardware accelerated line stippling
Fully programmable GPU (OpenGL 2.0/DirectX 9.0C class)
Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions)
Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions)
Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program)
Dynamic flow control
High Level Shader Languages
Optimized complier for Cg and Microsoft HLSL
OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 9.0C support
Open source compiler
12-bit subpixel sampling precision enhances antialiasing quality
Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA)
16x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies" at resolutions up to 1920 x 1200
Display Resolution Support
Twin dual link DVI outputs drive two digital displays at resolutions up to 3840 x 2400 at 24Hz
Internal 400MHz DACs drive two analog displays up to 2048 x 1536 at 75Hz
NVIDIA nView Architecture
Advanced multi-display desktop and application management seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows
Physical Dimensions, Power, and Cooling
Physical dimensions: ATX form factor, 4.38 inches x 9.0 inches
Thermal management: Active fan sink
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit and 32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit)
Linux - full OpenGL implementation with NVIDIA and ARB extensions (64-bit and 32-bit)
AMD64, Intel EM64T
Minimum System Requirements
PC compatible with Intel Pentium 4/Xeon or AMD Opteron class processor or higher
Open PCI Express x16 lane slot
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, or Linux
256MB system memory
50MB of available disk space for full installation
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
VGA or DVI-I compatible display
350W power supply (450W required for SLI)
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 graphics board
Two DVI-I to VGA adapters