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    Question Has BTX died?

    I'm thinking about a new PC which I would like to be BTX. But as far as I can see everyone still seems to using ATX. Two questions:

    What's the story about BTX?
    If BTX is better than ATX why is it taking so long to catch on?

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    Default Re: Has BTX died?

    BTX was a brainstorm by Intel to extend the life of its flawed P4 line, As you have noticed Intel doesn't quite have the muscle it thinks it has and the entire form factor wasn't adopted to cover up Intels weakness.

    What was the advantage of BTX?

    Better cooling for the cpu and smaller form factors.Personally I'm glad its dead, the layout looked loike a complete and utter pain in the rear.


    No doubt at some stage we will have a new standard introduced and it will probally be caled BTX, though I would imagine it will be heavily modified compared to the one put foward by Intel.
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    Default Re: Has BTX died?

    I wonder if they'll even persist with the BTX layout now with Intels new low-power, low-heat chip architecture.

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    Default Re: Has BTX died?

    I read in a magazine somewhere... I think it was PC World that Dell has started implementing the BTX standard into some of their desktops... I can't remember how long ago this was, could not have been more than 3 or 4 months ago. It may well have been an APC mag.. I can't be sure.

    BTX does seem to be on the back burner though.

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    Default Re: Has BTX died?

    why change when the old still works ??
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    Default Re: Has BTX died?

    It is a better layout, but it's different. Noone wants to be the first. Especially in a market which relies so much on urban myths and superstition. I think the Dell boxes using BTX motherboards are servers.

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    Default Re: Has BTX died?

    Can't say I agree with that, The industry relies on marketing, change is often apopted even if not needed and 99 percent of pc owners have no idea thier system was designed (or not) around a form factor.

    It wasn't adopted because at this time it was the wrong path(and there was no marketing angle to push sales), Intel have just had to work on building a better cpu.
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