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MSI HD 7970 Lightning Boost Edition vs Asus HD 7970 Matrix Platinum Edition?

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Looking to get an awesome high end graphics card for my rig and these two cards have caught my eye. Which one would be better for gaming and video editing? Also I could get two Gigabyte HD 7870's and set them up in a crossfire configuration.
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try to go for the best single GPU. both the cards you have picked are very good. MSI HD 7970 lightning boost has 1150 mhz boost speeds compared to 1100 mhz on ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum. the asus platinum card has triple slot cooler and is quieter than the msi lightning's dual slot twin frozr cooler. it has more enthusiast friendly features like tweakit voltage buttons, safe mode and turbo fan button

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2068/1/

pick the card based on the vendor and features you prefer.
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I was in your exact situation two weeks ago and ended up going for the Lightning Boost edition for the higher GPU clock, if it's any help the card does 1240/7000 on stock voltage
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