Why can't they put these switches somewhere convenient like near the display ports, having to open the case just to change it is inconvenient
I understand its not something that will be used often, however it honestly just makes more sense to have it somewhere easily accessible
Any one else have any thoughts on this?
Most things are placed depending on the PCB layout more than anything. While it would be nice to have it near the connectors, it is also probably more complicated and might require more traces and/or layers making the PCB more complex and expensive.
Add in to that that the higher the complexity of the PCU, the higher the risk of issues. So where it is placed is probably the easiest for EVGA to do without increasing costs or issues.
This is a good idea, but what they should really do is use the dual BIOS, firmware, and driver concept to enable a single card to perform as a Quadro, or a GTX.... There's reason (other than $$$ of course) that my awesome gaming card can't man-handle my CAD and professional applications..
3 bioses should be the norm. One to be read only, the other 2 changeable for the different settings and flashings. Those changeable bioses, accessible from the software while being in the other bios modes, so to change or reset it without having to make it work. And the read-only version just in case somebody screws up both rewritable bioses.