Whether or not to buy an Asus GeForce GTX 590 3GB comes down to two factors, the primary one being how much you’re willing to pay for top-end performance. If the answer to that is that you’ll pay anything to game at 2,560 x 1,600, then you’re halfway to placing an order, as the GTX 590 3GB is the only card that gives you consistent, reliable frame rates in all four of the games with which we test.
The second question is trickier, though: how much do you trust Nvidia’s driver to keep the level of performance from the GTX 590 3GB as stupendously high as we found in our testing? Going by the empirical evidence of our testing, the GTX 590 3GB has almost none of the performance or reliability flaws that have typically plagued multi-GPU setups, and certainly no deal-breaking flaws. Therefore, the GTX 590 3GB has to get our approval based on the quality of the GeForce 267.71 launch driver that we used. It’s up to Nvidia to maintain this consistently very high level of performance over the life of this product, with timely and robust driver updates.