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Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 SSC

by Parm Mann on 21 August 2015, 15:00


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Power, Temperature and Noise

Power consumption isn't a great deal lower than GTX 960, though that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise when you consider that both GPUs are based around the same underlying chip. A system-wide reading of 163 watts while under full load is admirable nonetheless, and we suspect temperature won't be a problem...

Yep, the EVGA GTX 950 SSC has no trouble keeping below 70ºC. In fact, keeping cool is so easy that the fans can barely be heard.

In our test platform, the card is practically silent at all times. EVGA's fans don't actually spin up at all until GPU temperature reaches 60ºC, and when they do, they're barely breaking a sweat. Fan speed didn't exceed 21 per cent (roughly 700rpm) throughout our benchmarking sessions, and the cooler is so quiet that you could easily be fooled into thinking the fans are always off.