Mini ATX-Alternative Definitions-Custom Design
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Mini ATX or Mini-ATX is a name used for various motherboard form factors, mainly a 15 × 15 cm (or 5.9 × 5.9 inches) size developed by AOpen Inc.. This Mini-ATX definition is slightly smaller than Mini-ITX. There is no single widely accepted form factor by this name.
Mini-ATX motherboards were designed with MoDT (Mobile on Desktop Technology) which adapt mobile CPUs for lower power requirements and less heat generation, which may be beneficial for home theater PCs (HTPC), in-car PCs, or industrial use.
Another definition of Mini-ATX is Intel's 11.2 × 8.2 in (284 × 208 mm). This was at one time specified within the ATX specification but was later removed after the adoption of microATX.