What is ATX

Explain what do you mean by the term ATX? Also explain how it is different from the AT? Nowadays which is mostly used?




AT stands for “advanced technology”, AT is an IBM PC model that is introduced in the year 1984. It involves the Intel 80286 microprocessor, a 1.2MB floppy drive, and the 84-key AT keyboard. ATX form factor specified the modifications to motherboard, with the case and power supply. The design specification improvements of ATX form factor involves a single 20-pin connector for power supply, the power supply to blow air into the case in place of out for better air flow, less overlap between motherboard and drive bays, and integrated I/O Port connectors soldered directly onto the motherboard. The ATX form factor was considered as an overall better design for upgrading.

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