Conclusion Well, what can we say about the all new 5500. It performs as expected under the 5600 and above the 5200, it's stable and has a package of features that is just mind boggling for it's price. The new NVIDIA drivers even contains a pop-up stopper. (NVIDIA please stick to your product okay?; that's just silly).
Gaming wise, what you can expect from the card is that you'll be able to play most older games perfectly fine. Even quite a few of the newer games will have no big problems with this card under two conditions. The first; you need to stay at 1024x768 maximum and secondly you do not enable Antialiasing features as the card simply does not have enough processing power. It's not at all bad though. Heavy upcoming games you say ? Forget about it, this card is not suitable for it.
So, if you are not really a huge gamer and needs stability, good image quality and features like good DVD of Media playback, Dual View etc etc .. hey then this card is a steal. It incorporates all NVIDIA patented technology you'll ever need from a graphics card.
Point Of View is selling a nice package here. Quite complete, no additional software though .. but hey .. it's a low end product which will cost about 110-120 EUR and remember, prices will go down. If you are not a demanding gamer, hey .. I won't stop you from buying it, no Sir !
PoV GeForce FX 5500 Review When I first asked NVIDIA about the 5500 they seemed utterly surprised and asked why I was reviewing a 5500. Hey it's a big market and NVIDIA sells more low and mid end products then high-end. So why not ?