EVGA Awards Categories
- EVGA GeForce GTX 950 FTW
- EVGA GeForce GTX 950 FTW GAMING ACX 2.0
- EVGA GeForce GTX 950 SSC
- EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+
- EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+
- EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID GAMING
- EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID GAMING
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked ACX 2.0+
- EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"KitGuru says: The EVGA GTX980Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ is a monster graphics card and is a noticeable improvement on the reference Nvidia card. It is faster and runs much quieter without any hint of coil whine."
"The EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ is currently available for $670, which is a $20 price premium over the NVIDIA reference board, a reasonable increase that is definitely worth it. The card is not only much faster, it also runs cooler and quieter. At its price point, the card's price/performance ratio is also better than that of the GTX 980 Ti and GTX 980."
Fastest Card we ever tested
"Sit down, Fury X. EVGA's customized version of the beastly GTX 980 Ti is the most potent single-GPU graphics card that's ever graced PCWorld's test bench."
"With a 10% overclock above the factory overclock, it ran smooth at 4k and 10c cooler than stock."
"Aside from its obvious performance dominance, the EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ runs at nearly-silent fan RPMs and has the ability to overclock to a reasonably impressive level."
"As I mentioned in the intro, I called NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti the “new King” of high-end GPUs last month, so it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a solution that builds off of that, cranks the clocks even further, and decks it out with an improved cooler. EVGA’s Superclocked+ GTX 980 Ti is a great card."
"Holy crap, EVGA... this is one hell of a powerful video card. The usual EVGA quality, performance, mixed with NVIDIA's awesome GM200-powered GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU. Incredible stuff."
Read the Full Article Jul-15
"Our EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 never got above 68°C and that includes when massively overclocked. EVGA has done a premiere job with the GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 and its cooling properties."
"Well built and shipped with a tidy 1,190MHz boost frequency, this premium solution justifies its price point with top-notch performance at extreme resolutions, comfortable under-load temperatures and a level of noise that ranges between deathly silent and barely audible. Averaging 60fps at a 4K resolution while keeping heat and noise in check is testament to how far Nvidia's Maxwell architecture has been able to stretch, and EVGA has maximised those strengths in a single-GPU package that's as accomplished as they come."
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"An educated consumer makes a good customer, those who know usually choose EVGA for what they offer over and above the physical card itself. This time your choice should be the EVGA GeForce GTX 980Ti SC."
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID GAMING - Back to top
"Not only has EVGA quickly reacted to the Sea Hawks presence by softening the Hybrids financial blow (it can be found for $729 now) and offering a free shroud upgrade but it also features lower temperatures and, in my opinion at least, slightly better build quality. Many will also appreciate the Hybrids true plug-and-play abilities given the Sea Hawks dependence on the motherboards input for fan speeds."
Read the Full Article Oct-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID - Back to top
Editor's Choice AND Best of Bench
"Thermals of the EVGA 980 Ti Hybrid are hands-down impressive at a temperature reduction of more than 2X." "The value-add from liquid cooling is significant and should be acknowledged by anyone seeking to overclock the card or reduce overall system thermals." "Our Editor's Choice and Best of Bench awards go to EVGA for its high-performance, exceptionally cool execution of a liquid-cooled GTX 980 Ti." "
"The 980TI's peak temp was 50 degrees Celcius....once again, EVGA is the only brand, for NVidia anyway, to offer an all in one solution for NVidia graphics cards..."
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"Those looking for an ultimate 980 Ti that are not looking for hardcore overclocking would do well to check out EVGAs 980 Ti FTW. Seriously I cant find a real downside here."
Read the Full Article Oct-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"EVGA set the bar pretty high for other manufacturers with this release, and it may well be the fastest single GPU card available at this time. If you want the best, here it is."
Read the Full Article Jul-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID - Back to top
"Everything about this card is just fantastic."
"After some tweaking, we were able to achieve a continual core speed of 1620MHz which is nothing short of amazing without any additional voltage modifications.” “With the GTX 980 Hybrid, EVGA has created an awesome graphics card that performs at an extremely high level, runs cool, grants acoustic-minded individuals a quiet environment and provides an impressive amount of overclocking headroom.” "
Read the Full Article May-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0 - Back to top
"I have to admit overclocking the EVGA GTX 980 Classified was extremely enjoyable and a lot easier than it looks."
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"Titan X has no answer to the dual-card GTX 970 setup, which, remember, is available for about £560, or £300 less than the new beastie from Nvidia. It would take a heavily overclocked Titan X to outdo the GTX 970 SLI combo. [2x EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ tested in 2-way SLI]"
Extreme Rigs GOLD
"Overall the EVGA 970 SSC is a beast for how much it costs. At $349, around $200 below Nvidia’s GTX 980, the EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX2.0+ is a force to be reckoned with. It’s quiet, cool, and still has some overclocking room left. If you’re gaming at 1080p this is the perfect card for you"
"So the GTX970 SSC how did it perform, as you can see from the benchmarks this thing is a killer. When it comes to 1080P it just massively destroys it, even at Ultra."
"Performance is about as handsome as GTX 970 gets, making this particular card a good fit for gamers who run full-HD or QHD monitors."
"As for performance, this is the fastest GTX 970 we have tested, without doubt. Our manual overclocking test saw the core hit 1450Mhz (approx) with memory peaking at 2000MHz resulting in 3DMark score of 6004. A very nice increase indeed. EVGA make the card stand out from the competition by adding in a dual BIOS switch, Memory and Mosfet cooling plate, and optimised 6 power phase design which allows up to 33% more power delivery."
"With our overclocks applied, performance from the EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ skyrocketed to GTX 980 levels, which is a fantastic result. Performance in Battlefield 4, Crysis 3 and Unigine improved by between 11 and 14 percent. Power consumption stayed low, peaking at 339W, a modest 21W increase, while the GPU core heated up by 2°C. Meanwhile, the fans did spin up a little more to cope with the increased demand, but only to 36 percent, or about 1,600 RPM, and they were still extremely quiet."
Read the Full Article May-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 HYBRID GAMING - Back to top
"This thing overclocked is giving you 980 performance, in fact it’s very, very close to 980 overclocked performance!"
Read the Full Article Dec-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"The GTX 960 SSC manages to be a complete silent and sleek solution simultaneously."
Read the Full Article Sep-15
"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."
2015 Editor RECOMMENDED
"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 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."
Tech of Tomorrow
"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."
"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'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."
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ - Back to top
"EVGA checked all the right boxes with the GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX2.0+. When you combine the price, performance, and features the card offers, it might just be the top pick in its class. It’s an easy call this time around… Overclockers Approved!"
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 SSC - Back to top
"EVGA's SSC model… offers a tasty factory overclock, a good range of outputs and a quality cooler that delivers low temps while remaining virtually inaudible at all times. This is a tempting package and an ideal upgrade from integrated graphics or an ageing discrete GPU…"
"The EVGA cooler delivers excellent noise levels, completely stopping its fans in idle and light gaming, and it is whisper quiet during heavy gaming, barely audible in a completely quiet room."
"The GTX 950 is the new gold standard for budget gaming."
""Overall, the GTX 950 is a great addition to NVIDIA's Maxwell product stack. As the next step up the performance ladder for those currently running on-board graphics or a card along the lines of the GTX 650, you really cannot go wrong with the price/performance point that NVIDIA has targeted with this series of cards.""
"The Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 delivers a nice 1080p gaming experience at a price that won�t break your budget."
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 FTW GAMING ACX 2.0 - Back to top
Awesome Award (Silver)
Custom PC Review
"Bottom line: if you're playing games at 1080p, the EVGA GTX 950 FTW is an excellent all around card, and I would have absolutely no issues recommending it to anyone in the market for a sub-$200 graphics card."
Read the Full Article Nov-15
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 FTW - Back to top
"It may be designed with lower-end systems in mind but it simply blazed through the 1080P tests regardless of the title; be it an older B-lister or a newer triple-A game like GTA V."
"The GTX 950 is very easily the best choice for graphics at this price point, bar none."
"Overall, performance was good and playable framerates at 1080p with most games are easily possible."
"Overall performance out of the box for this series of video cards is off the charts. EVGA has done a great job with the design, phase control (6+2) and cooling with the ACX 2.0 not to mention the 217 MHz increase over the reference design boost clock that�s guaranteed."
"If you are a gamer interested in very capable 1080p performance (and for some games, 4K) and aren't wanting to spend a whole paycheck on your graphics card, the GeForce GTX 950 drives a bargain and will work great for Linux / SteamOS gaming."