I double checked the S/N I had set up on EVGA member site, it matches this card. I also checked the bios and the checksum seems to be the original too (voltages/etc unchanged). They could have changed the sticker though, but I don't think that's the case.
BTW, they discontinued our part number for a while, then re-introduced it. Sounds weird, eh?
I haven't been checking the EVGA site too often, but I've seen the SSC model there always when I have visited. When did this happen? I'll check the EVGA forums for any information too.
And yes, I love it too when the card actually works, really nice performance in all my games