Industry appears to have adopted the DTX specification for small form factor PCs
As planned, AMD has released the DTX specification, an open standard for small form factor systems. Since the DTX was designed to promote compact, quiet, energy efficient solutions that are more focused on residential use than today’s ‘boxes’, according to the source, it has been enthusiastically supported by the industry.
Many vendors including Akasa, Albatron, ASUS, Asetek, Compucase, ECS, Founder, FSP, Gigabyte, Hedy, NVIDIA, Shuttle, SilverStone Technology, Thermaltake, and Tongfang have already announced DTX support and intent to develop and market related products. , moreover, intended for both home and office.
Recall that the new standard provides for the manufacture of up to four DTX motherboards or up to six Mini-DTX boards from a standard size blank; DTX boards can be made using four-layer technology.
AMD believes that adoption of DTX will be accelerated by mechanical interoperability of systems to enable business models similar to current ATX systems.
As the new standard allows original equipment manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to leverage the existing “ecosystem” built for ATX, DTX will help bridge the price imbalance between small form factor systems and conventional desktop PCs. Well – isn’t this what we consumers are waiting for?