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Old 12-Apr-2004, 22:47   #1
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Default BTX Motherboard Pictures

BTX Motherboard, the future.

Site in french .. Doesnt matter .. just click on the pictures and comment if you wish.

http://www.clubic.com/n/n12271.html

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Old 13-Apr-2004, 05:20   #2
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Are these demo boards for the smaller BTX form factors?

They sure don't seem to allow for much in the way of expansion. Hopefully the production boards will have a bit more in the way of PCI-* slots and drive ports.

The picture angle is a little steep on the larger board, so I'm not sure if a long video card could get in the way of the one drive port, nor if a two-slot card would either get obstructed by the power cable or cover over half or of the PCI-Express slots.

Maybe it's just that the boards are not finalized, but it looks like there is a bit more wasted space and oddball placement on the boards thanks to everything being shifted around to comphensate for the CPU's thermal shortcomings.
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Old 13-Apr-2004, 11:06   #3
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They are "PicoBTX" and "MicroBTX", all designed as small form factor MBs.
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Old 13-Apr-2004, 17:50   #4
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they still have four SATA connects. Is that a 16xpci-x slot on the first pic?
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Is that a 16xpci-x slot on the first pic?
Yes, it is.
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