Originally Posted by grunion
Did you even read any of the article?
It explains the pretty graphs that you don't seem to comprehend.
I will admit i did not read the article. However, an explanatauion of why something only works 10%, while it is valuable, still dopes not justify a purchyase.
Unless the 10% gain is countered by added quality of an image, that is not measured on the graph, while I do value an explanatation and will read itm latyer, telling me why something is broken, does not excuse the fact that im paying for that 4th GPU that IMO, simply does not work. Th 10% gain is not worth it.
I still think Dual SLI GTX or Ultra's would outperform this, only using 2 GPU's. When you're as powerful as Nvidia 8800 series, you don't need to scale as well as Xfire. You have so much of an advantage from the get go in that your GOPU starting point is so much more powerful.
If we ket stacking GPU's eventually sure Xfire would win as it scales better but from what I've seen here 4 is not the magic number.
Even if we assumed perfect scaling, and took a 3870, and multiplied it by 4 in terms of power, wouldnt a Tri SLI system still be far overpowering?