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EVGA GTX 960 SSC 2 GB Review

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EVGA's cooler uses three double-length heatpipes.

Voltage regulation circuitry and memory chips are cooled by a second, smaller heatsink.

Power delivery requires a single 8-pin PCI-Express power connector. This configuration is specified for up to 225 W power draw.

EVGA is using an OnSemi NCP81174 voltage controller, the same as on the NVIDIA GTX 960 reference design. It is a cost-effective solution without support for I2C, which makes advanced monitoring impossible. Its VID-based voltages can be monitored and controlled through NVIDIA's driver.

The GDDR5 memory chips are by Samsung and carry the model number K4G41325FC-HC28. They are specified to run at 1750 MHz (7000 MHz GDDR5 effective).

NVIDIA's new GM206 graphics processor brings the Maxwell architecture to the mainstream. It is produced on a 28 nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with a transistor count of 2.9 billion and a die size of 228 mm².
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