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Asus' Sabertooth P67 Mobo Has a Tactical Vest

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 68 comments

Asus has got this P67 covered.

Asus revealed some of its upcoming motherboards and one of them in particular caught our eye.

It's an upcoming P67 that'll support Sandy Bridge CPUs, and it has what Asus calls the "Tactical Vest."

The official marketing name for it is the Sabertooth P67, and that Tactical Vest "sheet" on top of the components forces cool air from CPU and case fans towards critical parts all over the motherboard via a proprietary shunt design. Asus also points out that it covers most of the motherboard to shield it against heat generated by connected components such as graphics cards.

Clearly, keeping temperatures down is a big focus for the company. The Sabertooth P67 also has multiple sensors embedded throughout parts of the motherboard that provide accurate temperature readings that the motherboard uses to automatically adjust CPU and case fan speeds.

In any case, the Sabertooth P67 is one slick looking motherboard that'll fit dress codes where jackets are required.

Groan.

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    Aoster87 , November 16, 2010 12:26 PM
    Can't wait to see some temperature benchmarks!
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    RipperjackAU , November 16, 2010 12:42 PM
    Well at least now when you drop your screwdriver into your case, while installing PCIe cards, you can be sure that you're not going to scratch up the PCB tracks, on your motherboard. That alone makes this a good idea.
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    TheStealthyOne , November 16, 2010 12:19 PM
    Rather cool, I say. Looks sharp.

    (Pun not intended)
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    sirmorluk , November 16, 2010 12:21 PM
    I like it. Rather spartan looking.
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    sunflier , November 16, 2010 12:23 PM
    Looks cool (no pun). Curious how effective it is or is it simply a marketing ploy.
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    Aoster87 , November 16, 2010 12:26 PM
    Can't wait to see some temperature benchmarks!
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    Anonymous , November 16, 2010 12:26 PM
    i thought they would give an actual tactical vest that you can wear
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    jefe323 , November 16, 2010 12:27 PM
    very interesting, can't wait to see how well it works
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    mortonww , November 16, 2010 12:28 PM
    I don't understand. Is this supposed to capture air from a CPU heatsink that blows air downward and beneath the covering? How will this help people wiht H50's or aftermarket heatsinks that don't exhaust downward.
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    scook9 , November 16, 2010 12:29 PM
    Neat I guess.....seems like an attempt to keep people from modifying the board. Hope it is removable without voiding the warranty....
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    nurgletheunclean , November 16, 2010 12:33 PM
    worthless gimmick.
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    Mr Pizza , November 16, 2010 12:37 PM
    I Like how they cover the PCB.. it's something no motherboard company has done before but I wish they would have made it all level and not have little squares in it with screws and such. And if you are going to cover the PCB... cover ALL of it.
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    RipperjackAU , November 16, 2010 12:42 PM
    Well at least now when you drop your screwdriver into your case, while installing PCIe cards, you can be sure that you're not going to scratch up the PCB tracks, on your motherboard. That alone makes this a good idea.
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    kingnoobe , November 16, 2010 12:43 PM
    Gimmick or not (as long as it doesn't actually prove to be worse overall). I diffently want it.
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    brianmoz , November 16, 2010 12:44 PM
    sirmorlukI like it. Rather spartan looking.


    I thought what made spartan's stand out is how naked they were.
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    gorillateets , November 16, 2010 12:45 PM
    I wish my motherboard was bullet proof. My case is always getting shot at when I'm on the computer...
    Has anyone ever heard of a motherboard overheating to the point of failure? If anyone is seriously considering buying the mobo why not use better cooling? Sounds cheaper than that mobo. Looks very pricey. What a load of crap.
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    coggsman , November 16, 2010 12:48 PM
    sunflierLooks cool (no pun). Curious how effective it is or is it simply a marketing ploy.

    My guess is 70/30 favoring marketing ploy.

    If it was really that great of an idea we probably would have seen it before.
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    wotan31 , November 16, 2010 1:06 PM
    cosmishinei thought they would give an actual tactical vest that you can wear

    Right, because clearly you need one, whilst taking computers apart in your parents' basement where you live.
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    wotan31 , November 16, 2010 1:11 PM
    coggsmanMy guess is 70/30 favoring marketing ploy.If it was really that great of an idea we probably would have seen it before.

    The idea isn't new. This is called ducting. It is used extensively in the computer world- just not at the consumer level. Think the 4+ Ghz POWER7 cpus in IBM mainframes. I wonder how effective this one is though, or if the design was dictated mostly by aesthetics.
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    proxy711 , November 16, 2010 1:15 PM
    gorillateetsI wish my motherboard was bullet proof. My case is always getting shot at when I'm on the computer... Has anyone ever heard of a motherboard overheating to the point of failure? If anyone is seriously considering buying the mobo why not use better cooling? Sounds cheaper than that mobo. Looks very pricey. What a load of crap.


    Yes i have on multiple occasions. @ The overheating part.

    The cooling feature of is nice if it works but i bet a lot of ppl will buy it for protection while swapping components less exposed areas where a screw driver can slip and break something. It also looks really cool which i know isn't the number one thing that is decided on when buying a motherboard but it helps if it looks good =P. Also the price isn't released so we really cant say if its an overpriced feature anyway.
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    g00fysmiley , November 16, 2010 1:20 PM
    seems like it'd make cleaning a bit of a pain... dust under the vest oso you have to take cards out to dust it all
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    ultim8wpn , November 16, 2010 1:21 PM
    mortonwwI don't understand. Is this supposed to capture air from a CPU heatsink that blows air downward and beneath the covering? How will this help people wiht H50's or aftermarket heatsinks that don't exhaust downward.


    you have a legit point.
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