No i didnt give him an SLI board
Intel chipset, i hate Nvidia chipsets (bad experience with 590)
So even though 1 (gpu) card is powering 3 (4850x2) versus 2 cards powering 3 ill still get better performance on the x2?
4850x2 is not one gpu, it's 2 gpus put into one card. And since there is no possibility of sli, then yes, 4850x2 will definitely perform better than 9800gtx+.