AS IF THERE WEREN'T quite enough form factors around, AMD has launched a new one which it has dubbed, innovatively, DTX.
That marks yet another form factor for major PC manufacturers to ignore, as DTX prepares to join the ranks of BTX in all its different guises (well, except Dell), WTX and mini-ITX, eschewed by all but specialist builders.
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Nobody quite knows what DTX is supposed to be for. That is to say, AMD says it should be a standards-based replacement for proprietary small form factor board sizes.
But is anyone really crying out for these things? After all, most people simply equate SFF with 'Shuttle', and for everyone else, there's Micro-ATX.
In an aping of Intel's BTX effort, DTX includes both 'full' DTX and 'mini' DTX which have different board sizes. Haven't we heard this all before?
The DTX spec appears to bring nothing new to the table, bar some compatibility with ATX which, to us, seems contradictory in purpose if not actual physical reality. Chalk this one up for another veto by the Taiwanese board-making mafia, then. µ
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