The <a href=EVGA GeForce 9600 GT SSC Edition Graphics Card is a great choice for gamers on a budget’ />In lieu of today’s “Do It Yourself” overclocking, “factory overclocked” has a nice ring to it, especially for some who like to have others do the hard work and allow you to focus on the fun stuff – games! With the introduction of the EVGA GeForce 9600 GT SSC Edition, an added plus has been thrown to the fray – high performance at a mid-range price; translation – a whole lot of bang for the buck.

Previously considered a competitor to the Radeon HD 3850 video card, the price and performance ratio of the 9600 GT is so good that the 3870 is now looked upon as a more accurate contender. We’ll take a quick look at the EVGA GeForce 9600 GT SSC Edition – currently the highest clocked GeForce 9600 GT.

Dual DVI for Dual Monitor and HD TV Capability

Performance-wise, the EVGA 9600 GT SSC has nice specs that should grab the attention of those in the market for a new gaming card. Memory bandwidth on the 9600GT is on a 256-bit memory bus with a rock solid 740MHz core clock speed, and a blazing memory clock of 1950MHz (effective). You’ll be impressed with the normal temperatures, despite the huge clock speed. The GeForce 9600 GT SSC is a single-slot solution that employs a metal faceplate enclosure to assist in cooling the GPU and memory. The stability helps provide a memory bandwidth of a robust 62.4GB/second – very nice.

The shader clock alone is 210MHz higher (1835MHz) than what the standard GeForce 9600 GT reference card brings. The combination of a higher fill rate and a higher memory bandwidth, along with the modifications to the GeForce 8xxx core, makes the GeForce 9600 GT quite a performer. The EVGA GeForce 9600 GT SSC will offer you heaps of functionality; but more so, will give you the opportunity to play modern games at really good frame-rates.

EVGA believes its feature set of the SSC Edition will make it the right choice for budget-minded gamers. A new feature of the 9600 GT SSC is the ability to accelerate the decoding of two video streams simultaneously. NVIDIA calls this feature Dual-Stream Decode. This allows the user to watch a movie and the director commentary at the same time as an example of this feature.

Dynamic Contrast changes the contrast in a video if the driver determines that a frame of video has poor contrast in comparison to the other frames. Dynamic Color Enhancement can adjust the red, green and blue tones in a picture to provide sharper colors without over-saturation. The GeForce 9600 GT will be above the 8600 GTS, in terms of features, price and performance; a combo EVGA hopes you won’t pass up.

This overclocked wonder should give the monetarily-challenged gamer a reason to beam with FPS glee. It seems a new standard for price/performance has now been set. Come and check our selection and see why we offer the best service and prices.

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