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Budget VGA Battle - Gigabyte GeForce FX 5500 vs. Radeon 9550 - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark2001SE

Today we compare the Gigabyte GeForce FX 5500 with 64-bit memory bus against the Radeon 9550 with twice as much memory bus action to work with. It's the budget graphics card comparison and we are holding the battle for your viewing pleasure.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 13, 2004 4:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2EE (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB OCZ DDR-533 (Supplied by OCZ)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM PATA (Supplied by Plus Corporation)

 

Motherboard: ABIT IC7 MAX3 (Supplied by ABIT)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1

 

Drivers: nVidia Forceware 56.64 and ATI Catalyst 4.6

 

3DMark2001 SE

 

3DMark2001 SE is a part of the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.

 

 

 

Here we can see that the FX 5500 and the Radeon 9550 tie it up in the DX 8.1 tests. No one has more advantage than the other.

 

 

 

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