Moving power connectors to the opposite side of the motherboard is not a radical concept. With the recent debut of its Stealth program, Gigabyte has significantly improved wire management for GPUs, motherboards, and other components. However, as Stealth is a proprietary technology, not all parts will function in this situation (or idea). To develop an ecosystem that includes other businesses, ASUS came up with a slightly better approach than this one, though it had to start with a motherboard manufacturer.
The “DIY-APE Revolution” design from ASUS is being proposed for both the Intel and AMD motherboard series. Two motherboard designs, one in black and the other in white, are shown in a video posted to Bilibili by “Ancient Era Installer,” with all the connectors on the opposite side of the board. Power connectors, SATA, USB, fan headers, and even front panel connectors are included in this.
The video indicates that designs with this approach include the AMD B650 and the Intel B660, B760, and H610. Compared to Gigabyte’s Stealth project, this concept’s debut will be more ubiquitous. Several businesses will be involved, including ASUS, SAMA, LianLI, CoolterMaster, Cougar, Phanteks, and Jonsbo.
According to the video, this concept may be used in designs for the Intel B660, B760, and H610, as well as AMD B650. More people will benefit from this idea than from Gigabyte’s Stealth project. Companies including ASUS, SAMA, LianLI, CoolerMaster, Cougar, Phanteks, and Jonsbo will be featured.
ASUS DIY-APE REVOLUTION
Similar concept with GIGABYTE STEALTH product.
— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) October 1, 2022