I know this is an old post but please! for the love of god! buy the gigbyte. oddly enough, i have 1 of each of these cards and the sapphire one (all though i love sapphire and have always bought sapphire) often falls victim to the notorius black screen audio loop crash. google it. it is a common issue with the amd radeon 7000 series. the gigabyte has not crashed yet and i have owned it for a few months. i created this account just so i could tell you this lol. i hope this helped (if you even see it) and as always Thank You for not over paying for an nvidia card!