Blizzard are the "masters" of this. They always release software that runs well on old computers.
Though that might be why it often looks bad sometimes.
Quote:It's actually the opposite though. GK110 is double the die size. It seems closer to the 690, 7990 etc. SLI-on-a-card models (with some minor extra improvements like more double precision cores for CUDA applications) but with the more efficient design of duplicating hardware features on a chip rather than duplicating the chip itself.
It's like they went: "You know what? We've been fooling them with SLI-on-a-card models for a while and they are quite inefficient compared to a single chip and the nerds start getting on our scheme, let's duplicate the features on the same chip, make some minor changes and call it new."