To say that crossfire and sli suck is a bit of a sweeping statement. Crossfire does scale well on 2 GPU's in a lot of cases, not all, but the majority of recent releases. COD 4 has always scaled well on muti-gpu setups, it did on my 3870X2/3870 setup and now on my 2 x 4850's. Good scaling does rely a lot on support from software developers though. Web reviews do vary considerably in their results, however thats why i've always waited for bit-tech's articles, which provide a lot more in-depth analysis of not just the software, but the hardware behind the bennchmarks. I don't think you could accuse them of fabricating results or bias as they have acknowledged the raw power of the GTX280 in the past. The bottom line is you're never going to get the same performance as someone reviewing a particular piece of hardware as every setup will be different in some subtle way. I'm happy with my purchase choices, if you're happy with yours, that should be all that matters.