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- Mini - DTX
- Mini -ITX
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Mini -ITX (English Integrated Technology Extended ) is a form factor for computer motherboards, which is substantially smaller with 170 × 170 mm as motherboards in the traditional ATX format. Mini -ITX motherboards are therefore often used in thin-client terminals. With increasing power of CPUs used, they can be found but also increasingly in multimedia components (eg podcast receivers ).
Standards-based Mini-ITX motherboards are powered by a conventional 20-pin connector with power. The power can be supplied via an ATX power supply. Various manufacturers offer modified mainboard models that draw their power from a standard 12 - or 19 -volt refer - switching power supply. The required components of many lower voltages provides the motherboard with integrated voltage regulator available. This allows the power supply would be smaller than usual and are outsourced from the computer case. Mini -ITX motherboards are compatible with the fixings of a normal ATX housing. Also the very high-lying PCI slot conform to the ATX standard, but there is usually not used because it is the often lying here below memory slots in your way.
Were usually fitted with a soldered processor from VIA, the inventor of the mini -ITX standard, the first Mini -ITX boards, so there are now more and more motherboards based on desktop or notebook chipsets companies Intel and AMD, permitting simple connection of allow change the CPU. This makes it possible, even current high- end processors, regardless of whether dual core or quad-core to use on such motherboards, making the applications of the mini- ITX boards are becoming more diverse.
2008 VIA has defined the mini -ITX 2.0 standard, which is already filled with some available motherboards from different manufacturers.