[citation][nom]esrever[/nom]I am very confused by the article and the results.[/citation]Just look at the chart and the last sentence of the last page. SLI outperforms CrossFire on AMD FX, CrossFire outperforms SLI on Core i7.[citation][nom]CaptainTom[/nom]I'm going to be honest, this article didn't prove anything for these reasons:-The i7 is stronger so of course it scaled better.-The 7970 is on average a stronger card than the 680, so of course it needs a little extra CPU power.-The differences overall were very little anyways besides the obvious things like Skyrim preferring Intel.[/citation]Think about what you just said and then explain how that translates into the GeForce outperforming Radeon on an FX-8350, and Radeon outperforming GeForce on i7. It doesn't translate. The only thing that does translate is that slower processors favor Nvidia's architecture, which was the conclusion of the article.[citation][nom]smeezekitty[/nom]You hit the nail right on the head.[/citation]Except for the part where CaptainTom didn't. If his perception were reality, SLI would have still lost on both CPUs, and would have lost by a greater amount on the Intel CPU. The fact that SLI won on the AMD CPU cancels out his reasoning.[citation][nom]abbadon_34[/nom]I'm curious why 12 month older drivers were used? Were the drivers considered irrelevent so old tests could be recycled ?[/citation]Doubling up? OK, the first test was done in January prior to Cat 13.1. Cat 12.11 was still in beta and was still causing problems in some of the tests. So 2-month-old drivers needed to be used then. After that, the cards were given away in a contest (apologies to everyone who didn't win). And that created the need to recycle the test data. After that, fairness dictated that old GeForce drivers were used.