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TheMitter

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#1 16 years ago

Hmm....Think about it. So many things are about to advance. Microsft is due for their next OS. 512mb graphics cards are just on the horizon. The next line of cpu's is coming. Think of all the new technologies introduced to cpus just these past years, all of them should be perfected for the next line. 64bit processors for one. PCI Express will be a greater improvement, at the moment it is very comparable to agp, but it will be much better. I don't know when these will come out, and i don't no what else. Can anyone fill in these details? Please, i am curious as to when and what i will be seeing this next year.




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#2 16 years ago

PCI-E slowly builds to mainstream as most newer boards have PCI-E slots. PCI-E 1.1 is finished, and PCI-E becomes a true replacement of AGP, and PCI. Development on PCI-E 2.0 (1.2?) officially begins.

256mb Graphics cards become more popular, but 512mb cards are a rarely even considered. 128mb of video memory slowly becomes the minimum period for gaming.

Microsoft announces Longhorn will be delayed another year...

400 Windows XP SP2 security flaws found, 300 of which are "critical".

Microsoft finishes Release candidates of all its Anti-Spyware, and Ad-Ware software. flaws are found that allow for the software to be automatically uninstalled, using its automatic update feature.

Firefox gains a little more percentage of use.

Linux gains a little more percentage of use. Another country bans Microsoft products.

nVidia vs ATI, and Intel vs AMD debates begin anew as newer better chipsets arrive.




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#3 16 years ago

Dual cores next year, along with the death of AGP, then Longhorn, 1GB videocards, and the death of ATX the next year.




Kilobyte

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#4 16 years ago

Oh yeah, I forgot about the upcoming BTX standard Cases. Its supposed to be real good.

Especially now that they've delayed its market production for multiple major redesigns, what are we at now? BTX 2.5?




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#5 16 years ago

BTX? I have seen a case that supports BTX, but what is its advantages over ATX? I have a nice case with a bunch of nice drives, and I don't want to have to get a completly new compter:( I will look into one next summer, if they are out. Will the same power supplies and drives fit in BTX?




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#6 16 years ago
Pethegreat Will the same power supplies and drives fit in BTX?

That was one of the biggest things about BTX, it supports ATX power, and BTX power supplies will work with Most ATX boards.

The BTX power supply to Motherboard connector has four extra pins, so they just hang off the side of the ATX motherboard power socket. Some ATX motherboards don't leave enough room for it to do this...

ATX is designed to provide quieter, smaller computers, and optimize air flow.

Gaming machines won't benifit much from BTX, atleast not in yet. Its media center PCs, and Micro, or Mini PCs that will benefit the most.

ATX apparently limited the options for arrangement of the hardware, too severely. It also interfered with airflow, so there are often "Hotspots" in the case, where air doesn't move much at all.

BTX is being developed to fix this. However it was sopposed to be done, but they keep taking it back to the shop to fix this or that... As long as they are doing that, few companies will support BTX, because it could be incompatible with the next version of BTX.




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#7 16 years ago

Ok thanks for clearing that up for me. So BTX cases relly won't be for overclocking gaming machines? So ATX stuff will be made for a while still?




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#8 16 years ago

ATX stuff will be made as long as more ATX stuff is sold than BTX stuff.

BTX Power Supplies will work with most ATX motherboards. ATX Power Supplies will work with Every BTX board that currently exists.

Actually, overclockers are VERY interested in BTX cases, or what they are sopposed to do. Do to the optimized air flow. If BTX cases run cooler, they will be better for overclocking.

I don't expect them to be much better, untill the fans and other components are developed around the BTX standard.




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#9 16 years ago
I don't expect them to be much better, untill the fans and other components are developed around the BTX standard.

which will be when about?




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#10 16 years ago
Monster_userAnother country bans Microsoft products.

Whaa... Any more info? I never knew there were any countries at all that banned Microsoft stuff, much less another!




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