Why are GPUs installed upside down??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Luba, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

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    Why are GPUs installed upside down?? Or why is the label upside down??
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Because the logic board is basically turned around. If you notice the door is on the right instead of left like a typical PC.

    This is also why the PCIe slots are on the top.
     
  3. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Medical tests reveal it prevents Acid Reflux. :)
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I always felt Mac Pros' orientation is correct because heat rises and I've always felt that the heatsink should be on top.
     
  5. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Irrelevant if the graphics card has a fan.
     
  6. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    And for all they charge for Mac Versions neither NVIDIA nor AMD have molded Mac Pro specific covers with the lettering "right side up". That probably illustrates just how low the production levels are for Mac specific GPUs.

    I am really glad that NVIDIA made Mac Pro versions at all.
     
  7. pastrychef, Nov 17, 2013
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    pastrychef macrumors 601

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    There are passive coolers.
     

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  8. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    I always liked the Mac orientation since my early Lian Li days. It's aesthetically pleasing to see the gfx card facing up than down with the pcb board exposed.
     
  9. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Why what's the point? I leave my side panel on. I never see it anyways.
     

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