Whens BTX coming?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MM-K, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. MM-K

    MM-K Master Guru

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  2. David Deed

    David Deed Don Alfa Terga Inconiti

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    wrong section
     
  3. Munky

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    It was supposed to come out late this year, but mobo / case manufacturers aren't ready to make the expensive swap to the new formfactor - I don't blame them, intel can't cool their cpus so they introduce a whole new formfactor for everyone...
     
  4. bigpawlu

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    it wont only help intels proc but help the pc world move onwards
    dont just hunk everything on 1 company
    btx will take time to get in because its a long process
     

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    Actually, Intel is pushing for BTX, AMD doesn't want to make the $$$ switch.
     
  6. SorienOR

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    The ONLY reason Intel created the BTX form factor was to cool down its upcomming tejas cpu that put out 150W. That cpu has since been cancelled totally.

    The fact is A64's dont work right on BTX because the memory slots are too far away from the CPU and the on-die memory controller has too much loss and noise when following btx standards.

    So ya, it is ALL Intel.
     
  7. bigpawlu

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    theres a review on neo seeker which streeses the point on how btx is an improvement
    im not saying it out of my intel inclination
    u on the other hand sorienor and munky are always always happy just bashing intel
    through btx even amd will improve not only intel its a design of the future

    i quote it to save the trouble on how the reviewer
    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Features/intelplatform2004/4.html
     
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    its strange that the standard intel helped to develop is incompatable with amd's, no?
     
  9. bigpawlu

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    he doenst say about compatabilty he talks about a general improvement
    i bet if it were amd pushing it sorienor and munky would be the first to start chattering
     
  10. arnie

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    i was just making a general point really, im not sure if people have picked up on it before
     

  11. David

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    AMD cannot switch to the BTX standard, even if they wanted to (which they don't). The design moves the memory too far away from the processor, not a problem for Intel where there memory controller is on the northbridge, but with AMD it is integrated onto the CPU.
     
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    Actually, I wouldn't care if AMD went BTX too, but I'm saying that the move was backed by Intel only (why would I bash Intel anyways, I'm using one of their cpus aren't I?)
     
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    I want it to come later than sooner. With the whole new upgrade to PCIX and new processors etc., 2004 is an upgrade year. I don't want to put more money into a new case, motherboard etc.
     
  14. Alexstarfire

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    You know that stuff like this happens everytime something new comes out, computer wise at least. I'm talking about major stuff here, like a new processor, memory type, or in this case form factor. There are always drawbacks when moving on to a product that will, most likely than not, be the way of the future. I mean wasn't there this big fuss when they introduced the ATX form factor, or how about DDR2 RAM to make it more current. DDR2 has some drawbacks but you know that it's going to eventually take over.
     
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    hello dont u guys know that each mobo manufacturer put their cpu and northbridge at different places? I guess its just the same for amd though where they can switch the cpu towards the memory banks nearer? or maybe
     

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    Yea, well, what's your point? I mean that doesn't have anything to do with the form factor. Maybe I'm just not understanding what you are trying to tell/ask of me.
     

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