Even though I have a Hercules 9800 Pro 128, I'd lean towards the Sapphire based on price. However, you may want to check out each bundle. My retail card came with Raven Shield along with all the other "normal" retail goodies (VGA <-> DVI adapter, own power cord, driver CD, some other stuff I've forgotten
). I don't know if the Sapphire bundle comes with any games or not. That may be the difference right there. Then again, if you're going OEM, then this is a nonissue.