SLI actually makes each GPU render 1 half of the screen, either left or right, hence why the clocks need to be the same, but since 1 card is doing hald the work it normally does it can output higher framerates.
The 1 MAJOR thing with Crossfire is you HAVE TO HAVE
a Master card, there's no way around it. From what I hear they are hard to find. SLI on the other hand, all you need is 2 identical cards, pop a bridge on them (comes with the SLI mobo you have) and you're good to go.
I dont see why people ***** about the SLI bridge when it's an internal connection, big freaking deal. Crossfire has an External connection between 2 cards via a Crossfire cable. I already have enough damn cables coming from my computer, I dont need another. The more that is inside the better.
Either one doesn't make much of a difference unless you are running a high Resolution monitor (1600x1200 and up) since 1 card can't handle high resolutions and give out the 60+ framerates for First Person Shooters which is what a lot of gamers play
|I believe a quick browse around the Internet will prove the above statement to be rather biased and false.
You might be suprised that most review sites claimed that Crossfire was buggy and hard to setup and sometimes took a couple hours to function properly. When you have the above problems and another technology that has little to no flaws then you have to agree that it is a huge Missfire. Granted as time goes on it will get better, just like SLI had it's problems at the beginning. But for the time and hassle to set it up, not to mention trying to find the proper equipment for it, SLI is the better choice for those who want an easy Dual-GPU configuration