Originally Posted by davidelite10
Nvidia used wood screws on high end GPUs at one point and time.
This must have been before your time though
Wow, talk about being wrong.
At the Fermi launch at GTC, there was exactly one mock-up GPU that came direct from NVIDIAs labs (instead of an assembly factory)... As such it was just meant for the photo of the CEO holding it up, so they didn't particularly care what screws they used, so someone sloppily used woodscrews. They used the mock-up because the cards were in the process of production. The board had also been modified to fit the final cooler.
That *one* board used woodscrews, and the press (if you can even call Charlie Demerjian that) made a big deal out of it on his tabloid site that was so eager to slam NVIDIA.
However all the demos shown at the event were really running on Fermi GPUs but those boards just weren't pretty because they didn't have the final coolers on them yet.Edited by Seven7h - 7/1/16 at 10:28am