The Ultimate Armor for Protecting Your
8 Series Motherboards
A-Style: Conformal Coating
ASRock has some new tricks for their upcoming Intel Z87 boards. In fact, they should have gotten the concept of water and dust proofing from Sony Xperia Z and Acro S smartphones. That isn’t really a new concept anyway.
“ASRock introduces a special layer of Conformal Coating makes ASRock’s motherboards invulnerable to conductive liquids, so overclockers won’t have to worry about accidently spilling liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or even clam chowder over their motherboards while they are overclocking. Along with conductive liquids, Conformal Coating also protects the motherboard against dust, corrosion and extreme temperatures. It is the ultimate armor for the upcoming 8 Series motherboards”.
There is also no mentioning if it meets the IP55 and IP57 water/dust resistance level in the press release.
At the end of the press release, they inserted this remark :
PS: The pins need to stay conductive therefore they are not covered by Conformal Coating. The water in this video is designed to avoid the pins which still risks of short circuit.
So, basically is it really over hyped, I shall leave it to your imagination. Nevertheless, it is still a good marketing concept.