Asus' Sabertooth P67 Mobo Has a Tactical Vest

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.


Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • TheStealthyOne
    Rather cool, I say. Looks sharp.

    (Pun not intended)
  • sirmorluk
    I like it. Rather spartan looking.
  • sunflier
    Looks cool (no pun). Curious how effective it is or is it simply a marketing ploy.
  • Aoster87
    Can't wait to see some temperature benchmarks!
  • i thought they would give an actual tactical vest that you can wear
  • jefe323
    very interesting, can't wait to see how well it works
  • mortonww
    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.
  • scook9
    Neat I guess.....seems like an attempt to keep people from modifying the board. Hope it is removable without voiding the warranty....
  • nurgletheunclean
    worthless gimmick.
  • Mr Pizza
    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.