Originally Posted by cadaveca
...It also would explain why when you add another card, and get higher FPS, that higher FPS doesn't translate into actual performance gains,
That's not really accurate either. Case in hand, Crysis 3 had choppy fps - as it happened it was due to not having crossfire working. Downloaded the newer drivers (crossfire fix) and the frame rate went up by a long way and the smoothness is, well, smooth.
I know there are issues with crossfire but the latency issues are overhyped to the nth degree. I'm genuine entranced by Crysis 3 and I'm able to run it with 2x smaa at 2560x1440, getting 45-60 ish fps (albeit with 2 gpus). I am noticing NO stutter at all.
It's definitely not an endemic problem. It may occur but it is not universal. I still refute that we can see the "problems" all the time. It's game specific and even then, many people have stated they don't notice it.
Crossfire brings fps up and also in (I would say in my experience) most cases it smooths out the experience. To be fair, crossfired 7970's give 120fps+ in many titles so you wouldn't notice the lags. But again, even under 60fps, I'm not seeing it.
Maybe I've just got shit eyes.
And I'm definitely not arguing with you Dave - I know you know a shit load more about PC tech than I do and have way more experience of AMD problems but the issue is way overblown - not saying it isn't there - just way overblown.
Originally Posted by ChristTheGreat
but is anyone has seen the date of the article? xD
This is like a year past...
This is the OP article, from 22nd February 2013.