isnt sapphire supposed to be one of the good amd card brands though?
Ya, from what I hear. But like any brand I guess, you can always get a bad one. I would probably buy another Sapphire but I personally thought my HIS was a nicer card. The Sapphire hasn't impressed me but other than the one issue I guess I can't complain.
My point was that you can't throw AMD under the bus for a product they didn't actually make.