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Motherboards Asus BTF

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloody_Pete, 26 Apr 2024.

  1. Bloody_Pete

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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'll let early adopters test to see there's no melty melty but I have high hopes for this design.

    If it pans out over the long run it'll certainly eliminate Nvidia's ongoing 'will my card melt today' worries and tidy up the look.

    It'll be a boon for SFF, can they implement this on an ITX board? (I don't know enough to know whether there are problems or not with the SFF and the power delivery).
     
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    That'll depend on things like ribbon cables, as most SFF designs I've seen have the GPU along side the motherboard. Could be an interesting trend for hard PCB based risers perhaps though, but they have a whole host of pros and cons! (To the point I'm thinking of just designing my own at work!)
     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @adidan - So now it will be: "Will my motherboard connectors melt today?"
    This has potential, but the layout on the flagship board is bad. Having the connectors sticking straight out of the bottom of the board means you need even more room underneath, and most cases have zero space under the motherboard tray. A 90 connector would probably have clearance issues with board stuff, though.
     
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    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Oh indeed, it's definitely not something I'd look at until it's been fully beta tested by the brave souls willing to try it out.

    I hear they're finally looking at another type of connector as well as this new motherboard power delivery (which I hope pans out - the less cables the better) but I like to buy things that you'd be really unlucky if they fail, not in a percentage realm of just being unlucky.
     
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    Only problem is it's Asus. Plus if no-one else buys into it you'll be trapped in their ecosystem when it comes time to change any parts. MSI have their Project Zero, so I would imagine they're less likely to take both approaches.
     
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    I’m… I’m having deja vu here… I’m sure I’ve seen graphics cards with extra non-standard power connectors before…

    Ah ha!

    [​IMG]

    That’s a Mac-specific AGP card, the extra connector marked “ADC” is for power. For reference, this is a normal AGP “8X” connector:

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    In addition to the video signal, these Mac-specific cards could also supply power to a monitor via the proprietary “Apple Display Connector”, a modified form of DVI. It was capable of supplying up to 100W @ 25V.

    Hang on… I’m getting deja vu again… A single cable solution that can deliver 100W of power and a high-bandwidth video signal…? Kinda sounds a bit like Thunderbolt, Type-C, USB-PD, etc… :grin:

    It’s almost like we keep re-inventing the same ideas… :grin:
     

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