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Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?

A post on SemiAccurate breaks down some information from PC Watch (translation) suggesting that Intel's upcoming Broadwell CPUs will be soldered to the motherboard, rather than socketed, a detail they have now confirmed with a pair of OEMs. They offer the distressed opinion that this will be a death knell to the desktop PC and the enthusiast market, and though they add that they've received information indicating there's a "good chance" that the Sky Lake processors that will follow Broadwell will be socketed for one or two generations to follow, they conclude: "By then the last remaining overclockers and experimenters on the PC front will be gone, and for good technical reasons." Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

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50. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 13:44 avianflu
 
Server boxes and workstation type desktops will still need socketed CPU's since it would seem more expensive from the manufacturing side to offer a single, double, quad processor board with the CPU's soldered in place. I suspect Intel is "seeing what will happen" with Broadwell and then making a making a more final decision down the road.

 
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