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Faster. Stronger. Better
Straight Right Out of the Box.

BFG knows that gamers like to push their hardware to the max. That’s why we’ve taken a powerful graphics processor from NVIDIA,® built a killer card around it that features top of the line components, and runs faster than a standard card. Safely, and at no extra cost to you. What that means is a competitively priced product that performs better than similar cards costing the same. Oh, and the lifetime warranty stays in full effect too.

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
For the casual PC user, the GeForce FX 5500 GPU delivers the industry-leading features and performance you expect from NVIDIA. Backed by the renowned NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) and the only GPU in its class to support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, the GeForce FX 5200 ensures the ultimate compatibility with the latest gaming and multimedia software.

CineFX Engine
Powers cinematic effects beyond imagination. With advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities, stunning and complex special effects are possible. In addition, increased horsepower delivers faster and smoother gameplay.

High-Precision Graphics
By combining the incredible dynamic range of today's state-of-the-art 3D motion pictures with 128-bit studio-precision color, the GeForce FX GPUs bring you the industry’s best image quality for the most demanding applications.

nView Multi-Display Technology
The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for multi-display options, and provides unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience.

Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0
Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.


A Closer Look


Features

  • CineFX Engine
    Powers cinematic effects beyond imagination. With advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities, stunning and complex special effects are possible. In addition, increased horsepower delivers faster and smoother gameplay.
  • DirectX 9.0 Optimizations and Support
    Engineered for compatibility with the latest gaming and multimedia software, the GeForce FX 5200 is the only DX9 GPU in its class.
  • nView Multi-display Technology
    The nView hardware and software technology combination delivers maximum flexibility for multi-display options, and provides unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience. NVIDIA GPUs are enabled to support multi-displays, but graphics cards vary.
  • Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0
    Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel Pentium®III, Celeron®, AMD®, Duron™, or Athlon™ class processor or higher
  • 128MB of RAM
  • 35MB available hard disk space (50MB for full installation) CD or DVD-ROM Drive
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98 or higher, ME, 2000, XP, NT4.0 with service pack 5 or 6
  • 250 watt minimun recommended power supply
  • An available PCI 2.0 slot



What's Included


  • BFG GeForce 5500 256MB PCI Video Card
  • Installation Guide
  • Drivers CD
  • Gamer's Toolkit

Latest Owner Reviews



REVIEW BY: pj_sinclair@hotmail.com Reviewed  Aug 24, 2006
Fan broke after two months

REVIEW BY: jamesj116 Reviewed  Aug 12, 2006
Wonderful Tech support! I am running an older machine, with PCI slots only, and I had some small Issues, and they Helped me Out. The guy I talked to was completly understanding of my PC woes. BFG you guys are great. you get a ten out of ten from me!

REVIEW BY: BOB R Reviewed  Aug 05, 2006
I up graded my grand daughter's (she only 7 years old) pc she has a game that would not run so she either had to use my wife's or my pc or not play the game so I picked up this card and in less than 15 min she was using her pc with her favorite game and loving it

REVIEW BY: Mike Reviewed  Aug 05, 2006
This is a very nice product. It droped right in and works beutiful

REVIEW BY: Ronjula Reviewed  Jul 22, 2006
Great Video Card with performance out of this world.

REVIEW BY: Eagle Reviewed  Jul 08, 2006
Great Price, Fast Shipping and a Great Graphics card. I just upgraded from the old ATI 9200 128MB PCI card, and i can tell you this GeForce card has better graphic capabilities. Easy Install. Runs The Sims 2 OFB and Halo 2 Flawlessly.

REVIEW BY: VTBubba27 Reviewed  Jun 27, 2006
Just got it in the mail- within 10 minutes I had the card in my computer and running. I can Play GTA San Andreas on mediumish settings at a good clip- Call of Duty and Sims 2 play well also. My only grief with this card, is that it has for some reason shrunk the viewing area on my monitor- it isnt by much but its noticable. Also streaming video is a little choppy, but I think i can get that fixed by tweaking the settings. All in all a great card, and for $55.00 with no rebate you can't really go worng
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What You Should Know
Dual Monitor Technology
Few PC users have ever experienced the huge productivity boost that comes from using multiple monitors on the same PC.  Ironically, many of today's PC have the capability already installed, and Windows (since 2000) natively supports dual monitors.  Configuring dual monitors is so easy: just use the second video port (if there are two separate ports installed), or add a second video card or better yet, a video card that has dual DVI ports.  Then plug in your second monitor, change a couple of simple Windows settings, and you have double the Windows Desktop.  This lets you have your spreadsheet and email visible at the same time, or PowerPoint and Photoshop.  The combinations are endless.  And since most of the overhead is handled by the video card, there is little significant impact (if any) on system performance.  Dual Monitors is one of the simplest, yet most amazing productivity boosters you can add to your PC!  Optionally, you can use a dual monitor stand and recover your workspace in the process!

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12 Easy Steps to Installing a PCI Adapter Card
The simple task of installing a PCI adapter card into a desktop computer takes only a few minutes. All you need to complete the job is our handy step-by-step, photo-illustrated guide and a Philips screwdriver. Please note that there are many PCI adapters that can be installed in your computer system. Therefore, this brief guide only covers the physical installation of the card itself. To install peripheral attachments you will need to consult the installation directions that come with the adapter card.
PCI Express - Delivering Dramatically Improved Graphics
Doubling the bandwidth of the AGP 8X graphics bus, the new PCI Express represents the most profound change to desktop architecture in nearly a decade. PCI Express replaces AGP, allowing much larger amounts of data to move between the graphics card and the CPU, and will soon replace PCI expansion slots as well. The PCI standard allows for a 32-bit bus with a maximum throughput of 133MB/s. By contrast, PCI Express will run at 2.5GHz. PCI Express is a two-way serial connection that carries data in packets along two pairs of point-to-point data lines, compared to the single parallel data bus of traditional PCI. Gamers will benefit from an incredible upgrade in video quality with PCI Express, because it will allow for more powerful video cards, inspiring developers to create more realistic environments that will make games come alive with astonishingly lifelike colors and images. Video enthusiasts will also benefit because PCI Express will accommodate higher-quality video throughput (amount of data you can send per second). As network television moves over to HDTV broadcasts, PCI Express positions the PC platform for integration into the living room, while also allowing for HD video editing and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. PCI Express is compatible with existing PCI drivers and software operating systems and is designed to co-exist with current PCI hardware.
Video Card Designs
Today's high performance video cards enable amazing graphics, and frequently come emblazoned with high-impact graphics, or in brilliant colors.  These help to enhance the appeal of the card.  However, from time to time, manufacturers do change these designs and colors, but this has no effect on the features, specifications, or performance of the specific video card model, and will usually retain the same manufacturer's model and part number.  The images displayed for a video card are based upon the sample provided by the manufacturer, and the specific visual design you receive may vary.  So remember, while the card may look cool, it's the specs that matter!


Will Your Motherboard Support the Video Card You're Purchasing? Here's the Answer...

Before you buy - make sure your motherboard is compatible with this video card. For example, PCI Express video cards won't work with motherboards designed only for AGP or PCI video cards, and vice versa. Please read the specifications carefully or call us for expert advice.

Close-Up: PCI, AGP, and PCI-E (PCI Express)

Check your motherboard and make sure you are purchasing the correct cardbus type.

There are 3 types of cardbus slots currently available: PCI, AGP, and PCI Express (PCIe 2.0 is compatible with PCIe slot)

PCI - The most widely used I/O bus, it provides a shared data path between the CPU and peripheral controllers, such as network, display, SCSI and RAID cards. Though limited in terms of performance, they are considered the best value when you upgrade your video capabilities on a PC. The PCI interface can be found and used in nearly any motherboard.
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AGP - The AGP slot is next in line of higher graphic performance. It was designed especially for the throughput demands of 3-D graphics. It offers up to 8x improvement over a PCI card, is 32 bits wide and runs at 66 MHz. It provides a direct connection between the card and memory, and only one AGP slot is on the motherboard. The motherboard must be equipped with an AGP bus slot for an AGP card to be compatible.(AGP 1x provided a data transfer rate of 264 Mbytes/sec. AGP 2x is 528 Mbytes/sec. AGP 4x is 1 Gbyte/sec. AGP 8x is 2 Gbytes/sec.)
Click here to view our selection of AGP Cards

PCI Express - PCI Express is the newest technology that is superior to both PCI and AGP, in terms of graphic performance. It offers performance as much as 4x faster than the fastest AGP 8X slot. PCI Express connections can support fast data transfer rates, which can be used to connect high-speed devices such as high-end video cards. The slots come in different variations and speeds, such as x1, x4, x8, and x16. Presently, most high-end motherboards meant for design, video production, or gaming come with PCI express slots. To use a PCI Express card, your computer must have at least one available PCI Express slot.
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