EK-Loop Vertical GPU Holder EVO - Gen4 Riser is a steel mounting bracket with a PCIe 4.0 riser cable that enables the user to mount the GPU vertically and show it off. Displaying your water-cooled graphics card or, alternatively, a GPU with a standard massive air cooler has become more and more popular over the years. One way to do this is to use the special aftermarket brackets that allow mounting the GPU vertically if the case is not already equipped with vertical PCIe slots.
However, the user often faces issues with how these solutions work since they don't offer enough support, allowing the GPU to move around, sag, and stay crooked. This can significantly impair the aesthetics of said PC, which is a major problem as improving the looks is the primary purpose of this bracket. Things can be even more challenging with liquid cooling, especially when installing fittings and tubing to a vertically placed GPU. Not to mention trying to ship a PC with a vertically mounted GPU.
Not anymore, as EK's unique and IP-protected mounting system allows this vertical GPU bracket to screw into two ATX motherboard stand-offs for unparalleled structural rigidity.
Made of 1-1.5mm thick black coated steel, the EK-Loop Vertical GPU holder EVO - Gen4 is keeping your hardware safe and immovable even during transport or installation of tubing and fittings.
Premium Gen4 PCIe Riser Cable
The premium-quality PCI-E riser cable in this vertical bracket is 200mm long allowing plenty of leeways no matter how big your case is. Most other solutions that provide a PCIe 3.0 cable cause issues with PCIe 4.0 motherboards coupled with gen4 GPUs. The EK-Loop Vertical GPU Holder EVO, on the other hand, provides a fully certified gen4 riser cable that is rigorously tested with both the RX 6000 series AMD® GPUs and RTX 30 series NVIDIA® GPUs. Although this is a true PCIe 4.0 riser cable, it is also 100% compatible with PCIe 3.0 standard.
Case, GPU, and Active Backplate Compatibility:
EK-Loop Vertical GPU Holder EVO - Gen4 Riser requires open-design PCI-E expansion slots. This means there are no horizontal bars between PCI-E expansion slots. Also, the minimum required to mount this vertical bracket is 4-6 expansion slots. The case also needs to be ATX compatible.
An upgrade to the original Vertical GPU holder is the option to offset the mount, providing additional space for the radiator at the bottom of the case or allowing you to mount a 3-slot GPU. In this raised position, the GPU Holder may support 3-slot GPUs because the GPU clamping part of the Holder is raised above the PCIe bracket holder in the PC chassis. You still need to double-check and ensure there will be no overlapping of the I/O ports or interference of the GPU with the CPU cooler.
EK-Quantum Vector Active Backplates ARE compatible with this product.
EK will also be releasing a second version of the vertical GPU bracket that will be compatible with cases that do not have an open rear PCIe I/O slot layout. Until that point, the cases that have horizontal bars between PCI-E expansion slots required modding and cutting to fit a vertical GPU bracket. Each Shifted version will be delivered with a special angled 1.8-meter long Display Port cable that is DP 1.4 compatible.
- Riser cable length: ~200mm
- PCI-E standard: 4.0
- Material: black-coated steel
- EK-Loop Vertical GPU Holder EVO - Gen4 Riser
- IP-protected Mounting mechanism with all the necessary mounting screws
- Premium PCI-E 4.0 riser cable
Made in Slovenia - Europe!
・This vertical GPU mounting bracket is compatible with EK-Quantum Vector Active backplate series products.
・Fully PCIe 4.0 compatible with backwards compatibility with 3.0 standard