Death of thin-itx format?

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tramall
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Death of thin-itx format?

Post by tramall » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:55 am

I do not know if it is true...

http://www.fanlesstech.com/2016/02/thin ... -dead.html

..but it looks like :(

edh
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Re: Death of thin-itx format?

Post by edh » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:23 am

With MiniSFX on it's way why would you need thin MiniITX? Thin systems always do without expansion cards which means the whole 20mm of the bottom of MiniITX is wasted anyway. MiniSFX is the logical next step to enable systems much smaller than MiniITX but still a lot bigger and more powerful than NUC.

eugenius
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Re: Death of thin-itx format?

Post by eugenius » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:03 pm

The ability to use a 4x pcie card is what was great about thin itx. You could make a router, a video capture pc, a media PC with a high end soundcard, in short a dedicated solution centered on what card you used.

With miniSTX all you have is a pointless expensive way to spend more money for less. What's the point of miniSFX, dense render farms?

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