But in a crossfire vs single card, I would basically always prefer the single card. My understanding of the algorithms used for multi-gpu real time graphics is that usually alternate frames are rendered on separate cards, which means that while the perceived fps improves a lot, the perceived latency does not and hence you won't get accurate headshots
Can you explain that a bit further? I would think the reaction time towards my input depends on the processor, not the GPU - in my naive world, everything what (gameplay wise) happens in a frame is determined well befor it is send off to the GPU, and which GPU renders that frame is irrelevant?
And that is not taking into account the fact that a single card works in all situations, but sometimes the multi card approach doesn't.
Well, those benchmarks in the linked review seem to be quite convincing to me! And anything too old to be supported should not be a problem for a single 4670.
How about getting the new card you mention, when that one comes out?
That is another option. But that depends on whether ATI does get the idle consumption fixed for the 4770.
P.S.: Blackbody radiation? That was a long time ago, in a land far away
Now, where are those undergrads we keep to deal with stuff like that?