Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
well the main thing here is that a single Titan will play smoother than 7970 crossfire, or any crossfire/sli setup. It's the dropped frames and small pauses that effects what you see most. They present the most jarring inconsistencies. That's where Titan has a very large advantage.
Well that's the main argument isn't it. You can look at numbers all day be it average FPS, min FPS, frame times and so on. None of them even combined tell the complete story. Even with a titan or any card you are always dropping frames. That's how it is when you don't run at a fixed frame rate. Numbers will never tell how noticeable the dropped frames and small pauses as that is effected as much by what is being displayed as how fast the displaying is being done.
I know a lot of Titan owners say that the Titan is much smoother then their SLI/crossfire setups but even though they are probably sincere it does not necessarily make what they say true. Placebo can be an powerful effect and so the titan might seam more smooth just because that's what the viewer wants/expects.
If you really wanted to answers the question what gives the best gaming experience you need to do a big blind test using a large as possible pool of gaming enthusiasts.