How Does Vertical Mount GPU Work?

Installing a new and more powerful graphics card can step up your experience when gaming. Being able to play the newest games in ultra-detail is as good as it gets, but not if you have an old PCI slot on your computer! 

Nowadays, there are two installation methods available installing vertically or horizontally into motherboards with Newly updated mounting brackets from AMD/NVIDIA themselves (HDT). 


The traditionally used method for installing the graphics card is horizontal. This means that it faces down towards your computer’s bottom side, which can make it less aesthetically pleasing than if you had opted to install vertically instead; however, this mounting style has been tried and tested over time, so no need to worry about compatibility issues with other components in regards! You also have an option when using vertical mount showing off all of its features by showcasing them through clear panels on either end (front or back).


The vertical GPU mount is a lavish aspect you can offer your PC. It allows for the graphics card to be seen in all its glory, provided that there’s clear side panel space and enough room behind it in whatever case yours may be installed into.

The vertical graphics card mount is an extraordinary feature that allows you to show off the beauty of the card with a beautiful display of its power.


Mounting your graphics card can be beneficial for a number of reasons. For one, the orientation allows better airflow and keeps temperatures low because it is not up against any glass panels or encroaches on other components that need space to function properly. Horizontal mountings also have longer lifespans when compared with vertically mounted GPUs since there’s less chance they’ll snap in half if you cross-fire them. 

Vertical mounting of the graphics card is essential for preventing GPU sag and making your build more aesthetically pleasing. To prevent this, builders opt to utilize a bracket that has been specifically designed for their needs; custom PC gamers also use vertical GPUs because it adds style points when showing off their latest investments!

Open Air GPU

Open-air GPU coolers operate in a similar manner to box fans. They take air from the top of your case and blow it overheat sinks, which then exchange warmth for cooler temperatures with direct contact between metal contraptions inside each other!

The big difference is that open airs do not have any obstructions blocking airflow; this means there’s no way they can suck up all sorts of stuff like breeze block closets might otherwise accumulate onto one another while we sleep at night so feel free to drop by some tissues before turning on yer fan if needed.

Blower GPU

A blower-style graphics card cooler is much more efficient than its predecessor, the heatsink and fan combo. With a newer design that relies on airflow through an open area to cool down electronic components inside of it instead; because there’s nothing holding back heat from escaping outwards like before in traditional cooling methods with fans or even passive ones where no power supply would move until you manually turned them off at night time when needed only once every couple days during use (though this can vary depending what type) so with these newer models made by companies such as Cooler Master without any moving parts whatsoever other than maybe two bolts securing each end which are hardly ever-tightening.


Vertical GPU mounts look excellent. Do note that there can be some issues with this design when opting for the vertical mounting position, such as getting too near side panel locations which may cause airflow interference or resulting in a more difficult installation process of your custom liquid-cooled PC(s). Despite these drawbacks, though, vertically mounted graphics cards provide an elegant solution and work well if done right!

Chris Stobing
Chris Stobing is a hardware analyst at PhenomBuilts. He is a graduate of New York University. Chris brings his experience benchmarking and reviewing gadgets and PC hardware such as graphics cards, monitors, storage, and networking equipment.
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