Originally Posted by pizzaguy
Its for people who want a complete smooth gaming experience without the stuttering and other issues from SLI.
Also the GTX 280 is for people who wish to game at high res with lots of AA and AF, a situation that would make any of your above SLI solutions fall flat on their faces due to the much smaller bus and less ram.
Really,then why isn't a GTX280 beating a 9800GX2 or any other SLI combination i've mentioned in the recent GTX280 reviews made last week,except in the odd case here and there,and those SLI setups to have their variable performance scaling issues to deal with.
I know some do notice that microstuttering,and even then it only seems to happen in a few cases,but there's still a seriously large price difference,and if i owned an SLI capable chipset,i'd go for a 9800GTX+ SLI setup given that it can be quite a bit faster than the 9800GX2,wich the 280GTX can't beat as it is,and still 200$ cheaper as an extra bonus.