Encyclopedia  |   World Factbook  |   World Flags  |   Reference Tables  |   List of Lists     
   Academic Disciplines  |   Historical Timeline  |   Themed Timelines  |   Biographies  |   How-Tos     
Sponsor by The Tattoo Collection
BTX (computers)
Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

BTX (computers)

The Balanced Technology Extended formfactor (BTX for short) is slated to be the replacement for the aging ATX motherboard formfactor in late 2004 and early 2005. It has been designed to alleviate some of the issues that arose from using newer technologies (which often demand more power and create more heat) on motherboards compliant with the circa-1996 ATX specification. The ATX and BTX standards were both proposed by Intel.

Table of contents
1 Enhancements
2 Compatibility
3 External links

Enhancements

Compatibility

Regular or full-sized BTX motherboards in a tower case will likely work fine with ATX power supplies, as neither the power connectors nor the direction of airflow from the power supply fan has been changed.

External links

, a website dedicated to maintaining data and tools regarding the implementation of various formfactors