First up is MSI's insanely overclocked N285GTX-T2D1G-OC Super (henceforth known as N285GTX-OC). Of the two cards on hand here, it has higher clock speeds and should therefore, barring any major hiccups, be the faster of the two. It comes out of the box clocked at 720MHz at the core, 2600MHz DDR at the memory and 1566MHz at the shaders. The substantial bumps in clock speeds should also see the MSI N285GTX-OC comfortably outperforming a reference GeForce GTX 285.
These were what the MSI N285GTX-OC came with:
Like any GTX 200 series card, the ASUS ENGTX285 TOP looks no difference from its abovementioned MSI counterpart, save for the sticker on the cooler. Underneath though, the ASUS is more conversatively clocked. Overclocked it is, but "only" at 670MHz at the core, 2600MHz DDR at the memory and 1550MHz at the shaders. With exception of the core clock speeds, the ASUS ENGTX285 TOP is pretty much on par with the MSI N285GTX-OC.
The ASUS ENGTX285 TOP came with the following: