I was only talking about single GPU. I ordered both the 280x and the 290 (non X) to decide which I wanted to keep. The 290 was around 10 FPS better then 280x in everything at 1080p. So yes.. the 290 as a single card is totally worth it at 1080p. The 290 is worth it over the 280x in 1080p. Most people buy single cards.. not CF or SLI.