ATI 9600np vs MSI 5600 nu

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Ok ok...enought of 9600pro crap :p . Lets take a look at the "real" thing (shame on me, 9600p around here are way overpriced...as 5600u). Off from these two, what would yo get today?
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FX5600-NU should be better, I would get it if the price is equal or less than 9600-NP

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I'd have to disagree and say the 9600np. If you're into overclockin, you can achieve massive overclocks with the 9600 core, even at stock cooling. That, and the whole dx9 issue going on with Nvidia.
If they are close in price, go with the 9600.
 

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R9600-NP overclock as good as R9600 Pro. It comes with cheapo 5.0ns memory which is'nt overclocking friendly.

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In fact, GeForce4 Ti4200 64 MB is a better buy than R9600-NP or FX5600-NU.

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I would agree on the Ti4200, but if he wants DX9 capabilites, I would suggest the 9500/9600 as the best entry level DX9 chips. I don't consider any of the FX cards below FX5800 to be "entry level" DX9 chips. And at that, the 5900 and the 5800 would be worth considering only if were about the 50-60% of its current price. Even at this price point it would only be attractive because its DX 8 performance that would make it barely compete with the Radeon 9600 Pro in DX9 performance.

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I found a 5600fx with 3.6ns ram for around the same price as a Ti4200, The same priced 9600 had much slower ram. On the other hand if you can find a 9600pro cheap they are a better card. But i decided to save that difference as i know in six months both cards will be entry level and i'll be looking to upgrade my other pc which is currently running an awsome GF 2 mx400. So nvidia just, and i mean just kept me on the boat but only through their cheap cheap price and my tight tight ass.

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