One of the first desktops built using a new BTX (balanced technology extended) chassis design pushed by Intel will be released by Gateway in September. The BTX design uses two fans, one at the front of the chassis and one at the rear. These fans are larger than the single fans used in ATX designs, meaning they can turn at slower speeds and more quietly than older systems. The new BTX specification also addresses the placement of individual components on a PC’s motherboard and memory chips have been placed so they sit parallel to the flow of air. Gateway will release a consumer PC in September with the BTX technology, and in October will use the BTX technology in a business desktop that will also feature Intel’s latest 915 chipset.

One of the first desktops built using a new BTX (balanced technology extended) chassis design pushed by Intel will be released by Gateway in September. The BTX design uses two fans, one at the front of the chassis and one at the rear. These fans are larger than the single fans used in ATX designs, meaning they can turn at slower speeds and more quietly than older systems. The new BTX specification also addresses the placement of individual components on a PC’s motherboard and memory chips have been placed so they sit parallel to the flow of air. Gateway will release a consumer PC in September with the BTX technology, and in October will use the BTX technology in a business desktop that will also feature Intel’s latest 915 chipset.