chaos schrijft: "Anandtech heeft een review geplaatst over de Addtronics W8500 WTX Workstation/Server Tower kast, ontworpen voor multi-processor systemen en mobo's in het WTX formaat. Ook een standaard ATX moederbordje kan hierin gezet worden.":
We've also seen a recent flurry of high-end motherboards announced with a new form factor, WTX. The "W" in WTX stands for workstation, but many of these cases and motherboards will be targetted at the server market.
Basically, WTX is a major extension of ATX, but the big features of WTX include a larger motherboard for greater expansion and enhanced power capabilities that ATX could not provide sufficiently for the workstation market. The larger motherboard makes more room for integrated components on the WTX I/O shield and optionally two additional expansion slots. The enhanced power capabilities are designed to support multiple processors, AGP Pro graphics cards and lots of hard drives. WTX cases are backwards compatible with ATX motherboards, but not vice versa.
The WTX specification has actually been in the works for quite a while, but is just now showing up in motherboard and case products. The first WTX case to make it to the AnandTech labs is the Addtronics W8500, graciously provided by Computer Nerd.
De hele review kan je hier verder lezen.