The GTX 960 SSC manages to be a complete silent and sleek solution simultaneously.
The EVGA GTX 960 SSC packs one of the best factory overclocks we’ve seen so far and it’s scores proved it providing all the Maxwell technology at an affordable $210 price range. We can’t wait to get a couple of these in SLI and see what the numbers look like. The EVGA GTX 960’s smart fan design and straight heatpipes combined with all the technology EVGA tucked under the black cowling makes for a formidable GTX 960 card.
The EVGA GTX 960's smart fan design and straight heatpipes combined with all the technology EVGA tucked under the black cowling makes for a formidable GTX 960 card.
The EVGA Geforce GTX 960 SuperSC is an excellent GeForce GTX 960 specimen. With very high factory clockspeeds, headroom for even more, excellent cooling capacity, low power draw, and nearly silent operation, this card has massive appeal. It would be an excellent option for any gamer who values the sweet spot in price/performance ratios above all else.
The upgraded ACX 2.0+ cooler and memory/MOSFET cooling plate are up to the task of keeping the card cool under the most demanding situations and only add value to the card.
A very well thought out, well built 1080P card.
If you have a Fermi based 450 to 560 or even older and want a mid range upgrade, now is the time and GTX 960 is the card. Our testing proved NVIDIA's claims of performance and power efficiency over Kepler based GeForce architecture.
Aimed primarily at the overclocking crowd, [EVGA's] GTX 960 SuperSC touts generous core frequencies and plenty of further headroom augmented by an eight-pin power connector and a dual BIOS implementation.
The EVGA GTX 960 SuperSC is a home run for the average gamer aiming to get more than what they paid for out of a single-unit solution.
The fact of the matter is this, EVGA has placed a lot of R&D into the design of the GTX 960 SSC, and that does show. Their utilization of the NVIDIA GM 206 (Maxwell GPU), combined with their improvements on the board, power, cooling and increased clock speeds make it shine.
We put the cooler to the test and found it delivers a quiet experience. At idle the fans remain off, which of course means the GTX 960 adds no noise to the system.
The performance is great, the power efficiency is splendid as with the other Maxwell GPUs, and overall it's a very strong offering coming in at just $200 USD.
This card is a serious Editors Choice card. It is the sweet spot for 1080P gaming.
A $10 premium for the GeForce GTX 960 SSC is totally worth it over the reference card given all the added features.
With the EVGA GTX 960 SSC we were able to run +500 stable which translated into an extra 250Mhz and a noticeable gain in benchmark performance.
If you have a GTX 660 and some money to spend or are looking for a card to drive your new PC, GTX 960 is definitely an excellent choice.
During desktop use... it’s entirely silent. That’s because when the GPU is running at less than 65C it’s more than happy to operate with the EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooling working in passive mode alone – that means no spinning fans, and no noise. Even when those fans do spool up though the ACX 2.0+ cooling array is seriously quiet in-game.
...the redesigned ACX 2.0+ cooler, along with a custom PCB design, 6+2 power design and 8-pin power connector... all adds up to a very good overclocking platform. ...we were able to increase the clock and the GTX 960 SuperSC was able to hit speeds of 1529MHz.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC is the perfect choice for gamers who are looking to upgrade their card for something that’s more affordable. I’m very impressed by its performance in even some of the most demanding games. I’m also happy to be able to take advantage of DSR on games that aren’t too dated. This card can definitely handle a lot!
Overall, EVGA has the best cooling on a GTX 960 we've used to date, with its so-far-very-impressive ACX 2.0+ cooling.