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JerryTubs

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    Is mATX dead?
    « on: September 03, 2019, 03:00:33 AM »
    Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.... But it seems that mATX boards are starting to become less common than they were a few years ago... Are they dying of? If so, how come? I find it's the perfect size Imo. Most people don't need the 3+ pcie lanes atx has, but may need more options than an mITX would offer, or doesn't want to build a mid/full tower... But still wants the cooling options and room an matx case gives.

    Are they just becoming a thing of the past?
    « Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 07:35:36 AM by patio »

    JerryTubs

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      Re: Is mATX dead?
      « Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 01:42:31 PM »
      Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.... But it seems that mATX boards are starting to become less common than they were a few years ago... Are they dying of? If so, how come? I find it's the perfect  tweakbox appvalley https://vlc.onl/size Imo. Most people don't need the 3+ pcie lanes atx has, but may need more options than an mITX would offer, or doesn't want to build a mid/full tower... But still wants the cooling options and room an matx case gives.

      Are they just becoming a thing of the past?

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      Re: Is mATX dead?
      « Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 05:29:52 PM »
      We are getting an awful lot of that here lately...and we know who you are...

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        Re: Is mATX dead?
        « Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 01:23:54 PM »
        Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.... But it seems that mATX boards are starting to become less common than they were a few years ago... Are they dying of? If so, how come? I find it's the perfect size hosterpak car. Most people don't need the 3+ pcie lanes atx has, but may need more options than an mITX would offer, or doesn't want to build a mid/full tower... But still wants the cooling options and room an matx case gives.

        Are they just becoming a thing of the past?

        mATX is still pretty common on entry-level and mid-tier chipsets. When you get to higher-end chipsets (Z390/X299 X570/X399) they become a lot more scarce because it's assumed that you're getting a board with that chipset because you need the additional PCIe lanes for something, so they'll mostly be ATX.

        I'd like to have higher-end chipset in small case, I wonder how many people use more then 1 or 2 PCI-E slots. Personally I find this very annoying that it is very hard to find good mATX/iATX for high-end builds, ATX doesn't make any sense to me.