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LAS VEGAS—Small-form-factor PCs are becoming a mainstay for desktop PCs.

Even high-end gamers have gravitated to smaller-form-factor PCs, which typically take up less room and consume less power.

AMD is looking to gain market share in 2007. Click here to read more.

However, there’s no widely adopted format for SFF motherboards smaller than MicroATX in size. VIA has its Mini-ITX form factor, which allows just one expansion slot, while Intel’s Micro- and Nano-BTX form factors have received little support outside of Intel-branded products.

AMD is stepping up to the plate, offering the DTX standard. DTX is strictly a mechanical specification based on the older ATX form factor. The standard will be completely open, and royalty-free. It’s also not specifically tied to any AMD products.

Read the full story on PCMag.com: AMD Pushes New Motherboard Format

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