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Intel BTX boards go on sale

Require a special kind of chassis
Mon Nov 15 2004, 09:06
LONG HERALDED Balanced Technology Extended (BTX) Intel motherboards have started to go for sale in Japan.

Akiba PC Hotline has pictures and some text about the Intel own board, the snappily named D915GMH for the Pentium 4, which already appears to be on sale in Japan.

As one of the pictures of the Intel box makes clear, the board needs BTX compatible components for "proper" system integration including a BTX chassis and a BTX thermal module.

The INQUIRER reported some customer resistance to BTX technology from the Computex show earlier this year in Taiwan.

But roadmaps we've seen shows that the ATX design has not yet been consigned to any kind of scrapheap, and indeed Intel will continue to produce own board ATX designs for a year or two yet.

The pictures and text in Japanese can be found here. µ


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