EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB Video Card Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB Angle
The EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Super SuperClocked 4GB video card (part number 04G-P4-3966-KR) was found be worthy of its name, sporting a very respectable factory overclock that makes it one of the faster GeForce GTX 960 video cards that you can purchase today. The EVGA ACX 2.0+ GPU cooler makes this one of the longer GTX 960 cards on the market, but it is truly is a great match for the NVIDIA GM206 GPU as it kept temperatures and noise levels to a minimum.

When it comes to overclocking we weren’t expecting that much since this card is already factory overclocked, but we were pleasantly surprised with the 100MHz overclock on the core and 300 MHz overclock on the memory that we were still able to pull off.  This put the core at over 1567 MHz when gaming and the memory was blazing along at over 8200 MHz, which is far from what we’d call disappointing! The EVGA GTX 960 SSC is fast out of the box, but a little manual overclocking with EVGA Precision X and you’ll get a noticeable performance gain!

When it comes to pricing the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB video card can be picked up for $239.99 shipped on Amazon or for $209.99 shipped after a $20 rebate on Newegg and is backed by a 3-year warranty. You can also save a few bucks by getting the 2GB version of this card for $185.99 shipped after a $20 rebate, but remember that it doesn’t come with the backplate.

We highly recommend the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC 4GB video card as we love the performance you get for the price, the nearly silent operation when you are gaming and the fact that there is still significant overclocking headroom left for even greater performance levels!

 

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC 4GB is loaded with all sorts of features making it one of the best GTX 960 cards that money can buy!

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  • Dying_in_this_Crap_World

    why are you not comparing to r9 285/r9 380 which is the DIRECT competitor you fricking retard.

  • sccrxer

    I would love to know the other settings you used in the Precision X tool to get the overclock to be stable. Did you increase voltage? I have the same card but can’t manage to get much of any overclock to be stable. It may be that I’m not entirely sure what to change after adjusting the Core and memory sliders…

    • Frank Honest

      Max out voltage and power tdp. Add 100mhz to core and run 3Dmark 11, add another 50. Until you see artifacts then go down by 20 and test again.

    • Samuel Pettey

      Most EVGA cards I have used have been able to deal with +110 MHz Base & +120 MHz Memory without voltage changes.

      • sccrxer

        I’m using the SSC version of this card and I haven’t figured out a way to get any stable overclock that’s worth doing.

  • Sviat A

    Wow, that is a huge article to read. Hopefully, the card will show fine. I am trying to choose a new much-faster card than my old HD5450 (which will fine only with CS Condition Zero).

    After watching the comparison, I am not sure that its good to include an AMD card with much lower GPU frequency and twice less video memory.

    In any case, this card looks good. Have to choose between it and MSI (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GTX-960-GAMING-2G/dp/B00SAYDRP8). Although it may be better to choose a card with 4GB (http://hardware.nl/evga/04g-p4-3962-kr.html)