Which benchmarks were you looking at? There were a couple where the SLI setup won, but if you look at the 1080p numbers the 780 won in quite a few games and the author was running stock speeds so the overclocking still means more headroom for the 780. The SLI setup I imagine would have won in the higher resolution numbers because SLI scales better at higher resolutions, but that's not relevant because you're running 1080p and not a 3 monitor "surround" setup. I'll take another look this afternoon, but were there specific numbers you had questions on? The author is also selecting the single card because stuttering and scaling is an issue with SLI setups regardless of what you're running. The performance will vary wildly in games each time a driver is released, sometimes the newest driver will improve your games and other times they will get worse as a change improves the newest titles but hurts older ones. Give me a bit and I'll edit this... Edit: Ok, so looking at it again there are a couple sets of numbers for each resolution so I can see how it could be confusing. On most of the 1080p numbers (medium and high/ultra) it looks like the 760 SLI and 780 card are virtually even, the 760 setup wins by a little on some and the 780 wins on a couple. The takeaway at the end of the day is that even though the 760 wins by a little it's small single digit gains and real world performance is virtually identical. That's why the author recommends the single card, because it's virtually the same but is simpler. You could argue the overclocking point because you'll still get a lot more out of a classified 780 than a SLI overclock setup (same is true of my setup vs a 780ti classified, I can't OC as much). Add that to the potential of adding a second 780 later and you get why the author recommends that and the same reason I was advocating the same advice. My original point was that even if the 760 wins by a little bit it's not worth messing with SLI for virtually no real world gains. Thus far I haven't run into any SLI issues myself, but my cards are so overkill right now it wouldn't matter...later in their lifespan I may regret going with this monitor and forcing myself into SLI.