Well when the 2080 Ti hit, regardless of the hardware failure horrors, reported, lack of games using new features, games that did was not impressive -> The performance numbers of many of the games were way below my 1080Ti SLI performance as well, . Why bother was my final conclusion, the price was utterly ridiculous for what was being offered. Now that RTX has time to mature some, that tech is perking my interests so Ampere makes much more sense as an upgrade if it is good and should give a significant performance bump when I upgrade to a higher resolution, high refresh rate, HDR . . . monitor. Vulcan78 critiqued the initial review in which the review was done in good faith but had significant issues which we missed. If one does not set up SLI right, proper cooling, consistent clock speeds between the cards (very important for eliminating/minimizing micro-stutter), consistent PCIe lanes etc. yeah you will get less than a stellar experience. SLI can give you performance/Quality settings unmatched by a single card, so half empty or half full, for the games SLI works well you will not be able to match it with a single card - that has always been the case. The games that don't play well with SLI or MGPU, turn off SLI and enjoy, those that do? Be ready to be blown away.