It's not all about the 95th percentile. It's better to look at a graph of frame variance (or raw frame time) vs. percentile.
Respectfully, yes it is. If you have a 10ms 95th percentile variance in a 30fps game, as is often the case in that reveiw we've been referring to, that means that 1 1/2 times every second you're going to see a ripple go down your screen as a large part of one frame overlaps with the next.
But even at the 95th percentile, there are several cases where Crossfire performs better than SLI. Which is why I said Crossfire is pretty much fixed.
Please, Link where crossfire had better frame latency than SLI. I'm eager to see that.
It's not exactly as good as SLI yet, but it's close enough to no longer be a serious issue, at least with the 290 and 290X.
To you maybe. Tom's hardware disagrees.
Once again, the latency issues in the 290x xfire are in addition
to the big middle finger AMD just gave to people who bought a pair of their previous cards. Switching hardware to improve crossfire implies to everyone else that this the improvements to in-driver frame pacing aren't long for this earth, better buy a new card. The people who've faithfully bought a pair of 7x cards while waiting and hoping for AMD's drivers to catch up seem to be screwed (ditto for those that bought a 6x card, thinking they'd xfire later)
bit disgruntled? You bet I am....P.S. there's a pair of used Asus 7850's up for sale on craigslist in the north chicagoland area.