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Intel's channel gets to stick with ATX

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Dont know about you but i knew BTX wasnt going to last anyway :


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CHIP GIANT Intel told its customers that its channel platform group (CPG) and its digital enterprise group (DEG) have come to a decision about the problematical BTX chassis design.
The blokes have had a conflab which they call a re-assessment of the the "current market environment", and have cut the Gordian Knot by deciding not to make BTX stuff for the channel, as part of a "small form factor" strategy.

It will carry on simplifying the SKUs for the channel and in any case low power Core 2 Duo microprocessors somewhat mitigate the need for BTX as part of an "acoustical value proposition".
Rest here :http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35396
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i remember reading about this last month
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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades
i remember reading about this last month
There have been a Few different articles on it..However not the same articles.
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WTG Intel- Doing the things they need to do, and getting rid of the things they don't need.
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I hope this means they will consolidate all of their form factors, there are way too many slightly varied form factors IMO, I think all we need are ATX, mATX, and E-ATX, all other standards should be consolidated into these three to make life easier for everyone involved.
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If you consider the majority of PC users, most use standard ATX. E-Atx for servers, and MicroATX for, well, small people.

I agree with you, and I also think that the market for "specialty" form factors is non-existent, if not dwindling heavily.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
I hope this means they will consolidate all of their form factors, there are way too many slightly varied form factors IMO, I think all we need are ATX, mATX, and E-ATX, all other standards should be consolidated into these three to make life easier for everyone involved.
What about ITX? You wouldnt be able to make a whiskey bottle PC without such small form factor boards.
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
What about ITX? You wouldnt be able to make a whiskey bottle PC without such small form factor boards.
lol, pics please?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado
lol, pics please?
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/t...isky-bottle-pc
Theres the site for it.
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wow, that's awesome. i would buy that.
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