Thursday, February 26th 2009

ASUS Shines with New Marine Cool Motherboard Concept

This year ASUS will try to leave the competition far behind, by introducing a brand new motherboard concept, the Marine Cool series. The Marine Cool series design goes far ahead from current Republic of Gamers (R.O.G.) mainboard products. For starters, the new motherboard has a new back plate that utilizes "micro-porous ceramic" technology and spreads across the whole PCB. The heat-pipe system that cools the motherboard's main components is also different, compared to current shipping products. Although the cooling technology remains the same, the whole look of the system reminds of a robot armour. Finally, it looks that ASUS engineers have decided to use SO-DIMM modules to cope with current Core 2 processors (if I'm right that appears to be LGA775 socket). I know it sounds a bit crazy, but pictures don't lie. Have a look and write what you think. The ASUS Marine Cool prototype will make first appearance during this year's CeBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany.

Source: AnandTech
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89 Comments on ASUS Shines with New Marine Cool Motherboard Concept

#1
to6ko91
yep i see lots of capacitors (50 to be more precise )

Th1nk you are way
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DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
What chipset does it use :confused:
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#3
Castiel
Supreme0verlord said:
Holy crap that motherboard looks awesome!! I wish they would make one for the AM2+/AM3 platform. But why use SO-DIMM????
I think that is a test board?

They add So-DIMM just to test it out. I think i have seen this before on test boards.
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#4
jbunch07
Test board or not I love the styling of this board...I hope it goes into production!
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#5
to6ko91
Castiel said:
I think that is a test board?

They add So-DIMM just to test it out. I think i have seen this before on test boards.
why test it with so-dimms ??
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#6
h3llb3nd4
k I really with I was rich...wonder when they will bring this tech to a 1366?
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#8
Gam'ster
Very nice board indeed, even with the southbridge :rolleyes:
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#9
kiriakost
To me looks like Barby doll , one Barby doll + many looks to go with ..

Since when we got motherboards , because of their look .. :ohwell:
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Th1nk
kiriakost said:
To me looks like Barby doll , one Barby doll + many looks to go with ..

Since when we got motherboards , because of their look .. :ohwell:
Since 2001 ! ;)
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#11
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
kiriakost said:
To me looks like Barby doll , one Barby doll + many looks to go with ..

Since when we got motherboards , because of their look .. :ohwell:
Those who care about the appearance of thier pc. Why do I do cable management, get a fancy heatsink and case then have an ugly motherboard ruin it.
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#12
kiriakost
Do not get in there .... who cares about the MSI red boards , when the opponent ASUS one was the performance killer ....

Not all ASUS are performance killers , but time will tell if this one, it will survive in both ... competition and time .
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#13
kiriakost
Th1nk said:
Since 2001 ! ;)
You are smiling allot , add your system specs on your profile .. Euroboy ;)
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#14
Th1nk
Oopsie Doopsie Woopsie

I did :cool: :p :D
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#15
krisna159
guys hold up,this maybe beautifful board,but how about the prices?grat mobo+so dimm,??
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#16
Th1nk
I think its made of superior metals... So we should wait for this board to come to the consumer market.
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#17
krisna159
yup, i agreed with you,let see the benchmark of this board..
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#18
crazy pyro
Odd chioce to use SO-DIMM but it's a damn pretty board :)
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#19
erocker
It should be waterproof. I just don't get the name at all.
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#20
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Mussels said:
sodimm makes no sense.

i wonder what that rear thing DOES?

(oh and you can see LGA775 written next to the CPU socket)
the thing on the back of the mobo acts like some of the other plates on asus mobo's the concept that have been using is they put these special mpads underneath the cpu socket and sometimes if i remember correctly the NB it absorbes heat from the underside of the components and the pcb. it makes it easier on the transistors and all the components because it absorbes the heat that is usually simply passivly dissipated.

i think it looks cool. i hope they come out with a 1366 varient. and no so-dimms. im loving the 100% solid state caps and what looks like 2 phase regulators.
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#21
Th1nk
waterproof omg = imba + add water + X - all knowledge or everything we have known before ! :cool: :p :D
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#23
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Supreme0verlord said:
...But why use SO-DIMM????
Lol at your pun
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#24
Unregistered
Makes me wanna go Intel all of a sudden, all I can say is awsome design Asus.. Just awsome.. :rockout:
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#25
to6ko91
erocker said:
It should be waterproof. I just don't get the name at all.
HAHAHA I bet you havent played starcraft recently there isnt anything better than 3 dozens of marines killing everything they see (preferably you can get them high with drugs but use more that 3 dozens because they die fast)


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