BTX is the abbreviation of Intel's new motherboard architecture Balanced Technology extended, a substitute for ATX architecture, similar to the ATX substitution at and baby at the previous years. The revolutionary change is that the new BTX specification is capable of minimizing the volume without sacrificing performance. The new architecture will have new requirements for interfaces, buses, and devices. It is important that at present all the clutter, wiring messy, noisy PC will soon become obsolete. Of course, the new architecture still provides some degree of backward compatibility in order to achieve a smooth transition of the technological revolution. BTX has the following characteristics: Support Low-profile, also namely narrow board design, the system structure will be more compact; The circuit layout of the motherboard is optimized for the movement of heat dissipation and airflow. Motherboard installation will be more simple, mechanical properties will also be optimized design.
Also, BTX provides good compatibility. Several BTX-derived versions have been introduced, which are divided into standard BTX (325.12mm), MicroBTX (264.16mm) and Low-profile PICOBTX (203.20mm), depending on the width of the plate. and future extended BTX for the server. Furthermore, the current popular new buses and interfaces, such as PCI Express and Serial ATA, will also be well supported in BTX architecture motherboards.
It is worth mentioning that the new BTX motherboards will optimize the cooling system with pre-installed SRM (support and retention modules), especially for CPUs. In addition, the heat dissipation system is also referred to as a thermal module in BTX terms. In general, the module includes radiators and airflow channels. There are two types of thermal modules that have been developed at present, namely full-size and low-profile.
Thanks to the continuous application of new technologies, future BTX motherboards will also completely eliminate the traditional serial port, port, PS/2 and other interfaces.