ASRock has released a live demo of the Waterproof by Conformal Coating feature for its A-Style motherboards.
We know the five features that we're going to find on ASRock's A-Style motherboards, as we've reported on a number of them previously. The A-Style feature set includes: Purity Sound, HDMI-In, 802.11ac WiFi, Waterproof by Conformal Coating, and Home Cloud. We've already informed you about the waterproof by conformal coating, but we had our doubts as to how effective it would be in actual use. We're guessing that we were not the only ones; therefore, ASRock has released a video showing the Waterproof by Conformal Coating feature.
The video below shows an ASRock A-Style motherboard having water being poured over it while it is operation. The motherboard that is shown is the Z87 OC Formula. Now, some of you might question how necessary such a feature is, but it can actually serve a useful purpose. For example, water cooling systems can leak. A more notable use for it though, is extreme overclocking, accomplished with liquid nitrogen or dry ice. This can make the board very cold, and it would need a lot of insulation to prevent condensation from breaking the motherboard. Now, if condensation forms on the motherboard, it won't even matter. Do be warned though, that the conformal coating does not cover any pins, as they need to stay conductive.