Yeah he does have a valid point. My bro has a 6990 and it runs like sh*t and he also uses 120Hz monitor so pretty much you'll be noticing the lack of frame rates. In town get 80+ then move an inch and 40fps.. some dungeons running at 5fps. So while he can play most of the game at decent frame rates, he gets turned off at the fact that getting the best isnt always going to give you the best experience. Yes the 6990 does negative scaling, you'll get performance worse than one 6970 and the new performance drivers messes up textures and gives off flickering. It does suck when you have dual cards or a dual gpu card and they give the "disable crossfire" as a "fix".