Nvidia Geforce Fx 5500 Xp Driver

Nvidia Geforce Fx 5500 free download - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, FX Sound, NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE, and many more programs. Remove any previus Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 driver from Windows control panel and reboot the system. Windows now detects Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 card and searchs for a driver: you must stop any request and hit on 'Cancel button'. Double click on Setup.exe (or similar file xxx.exe) located in c: Geforce FX 5500 folder; Follow the on screen istructions. GeForce FX is an architecture designed with DirectX 7, 8 and 9 software in mind. Its performance for DirectX 7 and 8 was not even close to ATI's competing products with the mainstream versions of the chips, and somewhat faster in the case of the 5900 and 5950 models, but it is much less competitive across the entire range for software that primarily uses DirectX 9 features.

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GeForce FX Series
Release dateJanuary 27, 2003; 17 years ago
CodenameNV30, NV31, NV34, NV35, NV36, NV38
ModelsGeForce FX Series
  • GeForce FX-VE Series
  • GeForce FX-LE Series
  • GeForce FX-ZT Series
  • GeForce FX-XT Series
  • GeForce FX-Ultra Series
  • GeForce PCX Series
Entry-level5200, 5300, 5500
Mid-range5600, 5700, 5750
High-end5800, 5900, 5950
Enthusiast5800 Ultra, 5900 Ultra, 5950 Ultra
API support
Direct3DDirect3D 9.0a
Shader Model 2.0a
OpenGLOpenGL 2.1
PredecessorGeForce 4 series
SuccessorGeForce 6 series

The GeForce FX or 'GeForce 5' series (codenamedNV30) is a line of graphics processing units from the manufacturer NVIDIA.


NVIDIA's GeForce FX series is the fifth generation of the GeForce line. With GeForce 3, NVIDIA introduced programmable shader functionality into their 3D architecture, in line with the release of Microsoft's DirectX 8.0. The GeForce 4 Ti was an enhancement of the GeForce 3 technology. With real-time 3D graphics technology continually advancing, the release of DirectX 9.0 brought further refinement of programmable pipeline technology with the arrival of Shader Model 2.0. The GeForce FX series is NVIDIA's first generation Direct3D 9-compliant hardware.

The series was manufactured on TSMC's 130 nm fabrication process.[1] It is compliant with Shader Model 2.0/2.0A, allowing more flexibility in complex shader/fragment programs and much higher arithmetic precision. It supports a number of new memory technologies, including DDR2, GDDR2 and GDDR3 and saw NVIDIA's first implementation of a memory data bus wider than 128 bits.[2] The anisotropic filtering implementation has potentially higher quality than previous NVIDIA designs.[1] Anti-aliasing methods have been enhanced and additional modes are available compared to GeForce 4.[1] Memory bandwidth and fill-rate optimization mechanisms have been improved.[1] Some members of the series offer double fill-rate in z-buffer/stencil-only passes.[2]

The series also brought improvements to NVIDIA's video processing hardware, in the form of the Video Processing Engine (VPE), which was first deployed in the GeForce 4 MX.[3] The primary addition, compared to previous NVIDIA video processors, was per-pixel video-deinterlacing.[3]

The initial version of the GeForce FX (the 5800) was one of the first cards to come equipped with a large dual-slot cooler. Called 'Flow FX', the cooler was very large in comparison to ATI's small, single-slot cooler on the 9700 series.[4] It was jokingly referred to as the 'Dustbuster', due to a high level of fan noise.[5]


The advertising campaign for the GeForce FX featured the Dawn, which was the work of several veterans from the computer animation Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.[6] NVIDIA touted it as 'The Dawn of Cinematic Computing'.[7]

NVIDIA debuted a new campaign to motivate developers to optimize their titles for NVIDIA hardware at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 2002. In exchange for prominently displaying the NVIDIA logo on the outside of the game packaging, NVIDIA offered free access to a state-of-the-art test lab in Eastern Europe, that tested against 500 different PC configurations for compatibility. Developers also had extensive access to NVIDIA engineers, who helped produce code optimized for NVIDIA products.[8]

Hardware based on the NV30 project didn't launch until near the end of 2002, several months after ATI had released their competing DirectX 9 architecture.[9]

Overall performance[edit]

GeForce FX 5200

GeForce FX is an architecture designed with DirectX 7, 8 and 9 software in mind. Its performance for DirectX 7 and 8 was not even close to ATI's competing products with the mainstream versions of the chips, and somewhat faster in the case of the 5900 and 5950 models, but it is much less competitive across the entire range for software that primarily uses DirectX 9 features.[10]

Its weak performance in processing Shader Model 2 programs is caused by several factors. The NV3x design has less overall parallelism and calculation throughput than its competitors.[11] It is more difficult, compared to GeForce 6 and ATI Radeon R300 series, to achieve high efficiency with the architecture due to architectural weaknesses and a resulting heavy reliance on optimized pixel shader code. While the architecture was compliant overall with the DirectX 9 specification, it was optimized for performance with 16-bit shader code, which is less than the 24-bit minimum that the standard requires. When 32-bit shader code is used, the architecture's performance is severely hampered.[11] Proper instruction ordering and instruction composition of shader code is critical for making the most of the available computational resources.[11]

Hardware refreshes and diversification[edit]

Personal Cinema FX 5700
Personal Cinema FX 5900 Ultra
GeForce FX 5950 Ultra

NVIDIA's initial release, the GeForce FX 5800, was intended as a high-end part. At the time, there were no GeForce FX products for the other segments of the market. The GeForce 4 MX continued in its role as the budget video card and the older GeForce 4 Ti cards filled in the mid-range.

In April 2003, NVIDIA introduced the GeForce FX 5600 and the GeForce FX 5200 to address the other market segments. Each had an 'Ultra' variant and a slower, budget-oriented variant and all used conventional single-slot cooling solutions. The 5600 Ultra had respectable performance overall but it was slower than the Radeon 9600 Pro and sometimes slower than the GeForce 4 Ti series.[12] The FX 5200 did not perform as well as the DirectX 7.0 generation GeForce 4 MX440 or Radeon 9000 Pro in some benchmarks.[13]

In May 2003, NVIDIA launched the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, a new high-end product to replace the low-volume and disappointing FX 5800. Based upon a revised GPU called NV35, which fixed some of the DirectX 9 shortcomings of the discontinued NV30, this product was more competitive with the Radeon 9700 and 9800.[14] In addition to redesigning parts of the GPU, NVIDIA moved to a 256-bit memory data bus, allowing for significantly higher memory bandwidth than the 5800 even when utilizing more common DDR SDRAM instead of DDR2.[14] The 5900 Ultra performed somewhat better than the Radeon 9800 Pro in games not heavily using shader model 2, and had a quieter cooling system than the 5800.[14]

In October 2003, NVIDIA released the GeForce FX 5700 and GeForce FX 5950. The 5700 was a mid-range card using the NV36 GPU with technology from NV35 while the 5950 was a high-end card again using the NV35 GPU but with additional clock speed. The 5950 also featured a redesigned version of the 5800's FlowFX cooler, this time using a larger, slower fan and running much quieter as a result. The 5700 provided strong competition for the Radeon 9600 XT in games limited to light use of shader model 2.[15] The 5950 was competitive with the Radeon 9800 XT, again as long as pixel shaders were lightly used.[16]

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In December 2003, NVIDIA launched the GeForce FX 5900XT, a graphics card intended for the mid-range segment. It was similar to the 5900 Ultra, but clocked slower and used slower memory. It more thoroughly competed with Radeon 9600 XT, but was still behind in a few shader-intense scenarios.[17]

The GeForce FX line moved to PCI Express in early 2004 with a number of models, including the PCX 5300, PCX 5750, PCX 5900 and PCX 5950. These cards were largely the same as their AGP predecessors with similar model numbers. To operate on the PCIe bus, an AGP-to-PCIe 'HSI bridge' chip on the video card converted the PCIe signals into AGP signals for the GPU.[18]

Also in 2004, the GeForce FX 5200 / 5300 series that utilized the NV34 GPU received a new member with the FX 5500.[19]

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Discontinued support[edit]

Nvidia Geforce Fx 5500 Xp Driver

NVIDIA has ceased driver support for GeForce FX series.

  • Windows 9x & Windows Me: 81.98 released on December 21, 2005; Download;
Product Support List Windows 95/98/Me – 81.98.
  • Windows 2000, 32-bit Windows XP & Media Center Edition: 175.19 released on June 23, 2008; Download. (Products supported list also on this page)
Note that the 175.19 driver is known to break Windows Remote Desktop (RDP).[20] The last version before the problem is 174.74. It was apparently fixed in 177.83, although this version is not available for the GeForce 5 graphic cards.[21] Also worth of note is that 163.75 is the last known good driver, that correctly handles the adjustment of the video overlay color properties for the GeForce FX Series. Subsequent WHQL drivers do not handle the whole range of possible video overlay adjustments (169.21) or have no effect on those (175.xx).
  • Windows XP (32-bit): 175.40 released on August 1, 2008; Download.
  • Windows Vista: 96.85 released on October 17, 2006; Download;
Product Support List Windows Vista – 96.85.
  • Windows Vista: 97.34 released on November 21, 2006; Download.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ abcdLal Shimpi, Anand (November 18, 2002). 'NNVIDIA Introduces GeForce FX (NV30)'. Anandtech. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  2. ^ abBarkovoi, Aleksei; Vorobiev, Andrey (2003). 'NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB Video Card Review'. X-bit labs. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  3. ^ ab'Video Processing Engine'. NVIDIA. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  4. ^Wasson, Scott (April 7, 2003). 'NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5800 Ultra GPU'. Tech Report. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  5. ^From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics
  6. ^'Dawn Demo'. NVIDIA. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  7. ^'Cinematic Computing For Every User'(PDF). NVIDIA. Archived from the original(PDF) on July 14, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  8. ^Ferret, Wily (May 4, 2007). 'Post-NVIDIA man writes in'. The Inquirer. Archived from the original on September 22, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  9. ^Lal Shimpi, Anand (January 27, 2003). 'NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra: It's Here, but is it Good?'. Anandtech. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  10. ^Cross, Jason. Benchmarking Half-Life 2: ATI vs. NVIDIA, ExtremeTech, November 29, 2004.
  11. ^ abcDemirug. CineFX (NV30) Inside, 3DCenter, August 31, 2003.
  12. ^Gasior, Geoff (May 6, 2003). 'Nvidia's GeForce FX 5600 GPU'. Tech Report. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  13. ^Gasior, Geoff (April 29, 2003). 'Nvidia's GeForce FX 5200 GPU'. Tech Report. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  14. ^ abcBell, Brandon (June 20, 2003). 'eVGA e-GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Review'. FiringSquad. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  15. ^Gasior, Geoff (October 23, 2003). 'NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5700 Ultra GPU'. Tech Report. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  16. ^Hagedoorn, Hilbert (October 23, 2003). 'GeForce FX 5700 Ultra & 5950 Ultra Review'. Guru3D. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  17. ^Gasior, Geoff (December 15, 2003). 'NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5900 XT GPU'. Tech Report. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  18. ^Timofeeva, Anna (April 8, 2004). 'Gigabyte GeForce PCX 5900 Video Card Review'. Digital-Daily. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  19. ^Hagedoorn, Hilbert (March 9, 2004). 'PoV GeForce FX 5500 Review'. Digital-Daily. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  20. ^User forum complaints about v175.19 driver breaking RDP
  21. ^AnandTech forum post regarding RDP issue

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External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to GeForce FX series.
  • Museum of Interesting Tech article Picture and specifications for the FX5800
  • laptopvideo2go.com Contains an archive of drivers and modified .INF files for the GeForce FX series
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=GeForce_FX_series&oldid=976664439'
8,349 downloads·Added on: June 24, 2008·Manufacturer: NVIDIA
# WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, and 9 series GPUs.
# Improved 3D performance and load times for GeForce 8 and 9 series GPUs in some DirectX 9 and OpenGL applications as a result an improved shader optimizer.
# Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
# Several game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
Changes in Version 175.19
The following sections list the changes made and issues resolved since driver
versions 174.4.
■ “Fixed Issues–Windows XP 32‐bit” on page 5
■ “Fixed Issues–Windows XP 64‐bit” on page 6
The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.
Fixed Issues–Windows XP 32-bit
Fixed Single-GPU Issues
GeForce 9 Series GPUs
■ GeForce 9800 GTX: With HDMI connected and enabled, the Resize HDTV
Desktop option is missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel Change
Resolution page. [400144]
■ GeForce 9600 GT: With TV connected in Dualview mode, the ʺAdjust video
color settingsʺ page and “Adjust Television color settings” contrast and
saturation setting values go to zero when switching back to Dualview mode
from DVI single‐display mode. [388313]
GeForce 8 Series GPUs
■ GeForce 8800 GTS: The NVIDIA Control Panel Run Television Setup wizard
crashes with HD‐DVI connected. [404180]
■ GeForce 8600: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007–the game hangs with the default
game settings during the loading screen. [333405]
■ GeForce 8100/NVIDIA nForce 720a: There is desktop corruption when
moving the CRT screen position. [399838]
GeForce 7 Series GPUs
■ GeForce 7300 GT: Lego Star Wars 2 ‐ the application crashes after going to
the game menu video options. [369638]
NVIDIA Issues—SLI Mode
GeForce 8 Series GPUs
■ [SLI], GeForce 8800‐Ultra: Sid Meierʹs Railroads! ‐ the system crashes when
in‐game antialiasing is switched between ‘8x’ and ‘noneʹ at 1024x768
resolution. [373945]
■ [SLI], GeForce 8300/840/8500: Multiple games ‐ tearing occurs after enabling
V‐Sync either from the game controls or through the NVIDIA Control Panel.
GeForce 7 Series GPUs
■ [SLI], GeForce 7950 GX2 Quad NVIDIA SLI: Black and White 2–there is
flickering and water corruption. [242484/239460]
Fixed Issues–Windows XP 64-bit
NVIDIA Issues—Single GPU
■ GeForce 8800: Portal ‐ the main menu appears corrupt after launching the
game with default settings. [399317]
NVIDIA Issues—SLI Mode
■ [SLI], GeForce 8300/840/8500: Multiple games ‐ tearing occurs after enabling
V‐Sync either from the game controls or through the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Products Supported:
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GS
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8600 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8400 SE
GeForce 8400
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8300
GeForce 8200
GeForce 8200/NVIDIA nForce 730a
GeForce 8100/NVIDIA nForce 720a
GeForce 7950 GX2
GeForce 7950 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7800 SLI
GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GS
GeForce 7650 GS
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 7600 LE
GeForce 7500 LE
GeForce 7350 LE
GeForce 7300 SE
GeForce 7300 LE
GeForce 7300 GT
GeForce 7300 GS
GeForce 7200 GS
GeForce 7100 GS
GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 6800 XT
GeForce 6800 XE
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 Series GPU
GeForce 6800 LE
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 GS/XT
GeForce 6800 GS
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6700 XL
GeForce 6610 XL
GeForce 6600 VE
GeForce 6600 LE
GeForce 6600 GT
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6500
GeForce 6250
GeForce 6200SE TurboCache
GeForce 6200 TurboCache
GeForce 6200 LE
GeForce 6200 A-LE
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
GeForce 6150 LE
GeForce 6150
GeForce 6100 nForce 420
GeForce 6100 nForce 405
GeForce 6100 nForce 400
GeForce 6100
GeForce PCX 5900
GeForce PCX 5750
GeForce PCX 5300
GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
GeForce FX 5900ZT
GeForce FX 5900XT
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
GeForce FX 5900
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
GeForce FX 5800
GeForce FX 5700VE
GeForce FX 5700LE
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
GeForce FX 5700
GeForce FX 5600XT
GeForce FX 5600SE
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
GeForce FX 5600
GeForce FX 5500
GeForce FX 5200LE
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
GeForce FX 5200
GeForce FX 5100

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