Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 And Crysis 2
3DMark scales linearly with clock rates here. Although there’s a definite relationship between frequency and performance, the difference between the fastest overclocked model and reference isn’t as significant as the price spread.
Crysis 2 demonstrates a spread similar to 3DMark 11. The degree of overclocking applies has less effect as the resolution increases, which is, unfortunately, the opposite of what someone buying a high-end card would want to see.
reason for MSI's faster performance : faster memory?
though there is a triple slot 580 from ASUS that should also be included.
with all the talk on how the 590 is the 'flagship' card or the 'meat and potatoes',
it's the 580 that really brings home the bacon..