Which 3GB Video card for max 1920x1080 Gaming, and video editing?

Brand new XFX 7970 core clock 1050MHZ, 1500MHZ memory clock: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150632

or Used XFX 7970 core clock 925MHZ, memory clock 1350 MHZ: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/AMD-HD-7970-3GB-XFX-R7970-Core-Edition-/121142151289
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Item Details: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150665

or Powercolor AX7970: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131468

Or The Sapphire HD 7970: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

The 2 XFX cards are different models of the same chipset, the reason the used one is there is because it's cheaper

Or would you recommended a completely card

The main difference I noticed which would make a difference would be the core clock, and effective memory clock, the only thing besides that is ports which don't matter to me because it's based on the same chipset, I'm just not sure how much of a difference and if it's worth the price difference

Will it make a major difference when if I'm playing highly demanding games like Metro Last Light, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock, Assassins Creed, Far Cry 3, etc on Max settings, 1920x1080, and video editing for the different models of the chipset?
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  1. get a gtx 770, its about 5% stronger then the 7970, and is the best choice for a high end card ATM, heres a review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_770/27.html.
  2. Get a Sapphire HD 7970 OC w/ Boost http://amzn.to/126PUAU I've had 3 Sapphire cards and they have all run hard and overclock very well.
  3. DjDafiDak said:
    get a gtx 770, its about 5% stronger then the 7970, and is the best choice for a high end card ATM, heres a review http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_770/27.html.


    Anonymous said:
    Get a Sapphire HD 7970 OC w/ Boost http://amzn.to/126PUAU I've had 3 Sapphire cards and they have all run hard and overclock very well.


    Thank you for pointing this out, I was looking at the 7970 for a while but the 770 has nearly just as good performance if not better in most situations. The 780 was also looking like a good choice as well, but it's way too expensive, 3x the price
  4. Agreed - the GTX780 is an absolute rip. Expect prices will drop hard when AMD's new lineup gives nVIDIA some competition. GTX770 is definitely the way to go currently.
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