I don't think it's overkill OP. 1 GPU isn't enough for 144hz 1080p or 60/75hz 1440p imo.
Yeah I know 1080p is on the "low" side for MGPU these days, but to produce 144fps requires more muscle than 60fps at 1440p.
Best I can get is 1306 at 1.28v with reference cards in SLI, but too hot for 24/7.
I run 1228 1.21v in summer and 1267 1.25v in winter (or if I want a bump for demanding games)
I've slightly adjusted fan curve so it's a little steeper, but it's not far from default. I don't find them noisy...
They are only priced as such because there is no real competition atm.. but sure, dev's need to make better use of multithreading, and this should hopefully happen with the next gen of console ports. As it stands though, the way many current games are coded many games are CPU limited and run...
3D movies suck, I agree.
3D gaming is different in that you have total control of the image and are able to customise it to your liking. The same game can look very different depending on the depth and convergence settings you use.
They're not? Premium is too strong a word but in essence I think they are.
AMD offer a value solution with less features and support. Nvidia offer a "premium" solution with more features and support. Thats all there is to it really.
Theres a reason AMD have to undercut Nvidia in pricing...