What graphics card is a better value?help picking

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:july BUDGET RANGE:150-$250 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:battlefield 3, call of duty, web browsing video editing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: first gaming pc, OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
GPU-SAPPHIRERadeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102984

CPU-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103961

Motherboard-ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131767

case-Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811139011

ram-Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820104262

power supply-OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817341018

dvd-ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

SSD-Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233223


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:USA

BRAND PRESENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: only if it comes OC already SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure just a high resolution

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
I will be using it to play bf3 and cod.
what one is better?
1-XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

2-SAPPHIRERadeon HD 7850 OC 2GB $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

I am open to others if you know a better value one then these but I don't want to go up much in price.
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  1. The HD6870 has about 80% of the performance of the HD7850! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7850_Power_Edition/28.html
    HD6950 2GB $200 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549 great value.
  2. The 7850 is a more powerful card but the 6870 wins the bank/buck ratio by a small margin.

    If I were you I'd future proof, either spend a little extra on a 7870 or buy the 7850

    Speaking from experience the 6870 can play Battlefield 3 at 1920x1080 on high settings decently, but it could do a bit better
  3. The 6950 2GB is a good deal currently.
  4. rolli59 said:
    The HD6870 has about 80% of the performance of the HD7850! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7850_Power_Edition/28.html
    HD6950 2GB $200 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549 great value.

    HD 7850 matches the performance of HD 6970, you get what was being sold @$350 for 100 less. Besides, all the HD 7000 series are great overclockers. HD 7850 is a sweet deal for $50 more.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986
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