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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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73. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 17:54 Cutter
 
Kosumo wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 17:23:
Competition can be good, Competition can be taken to far and be bad, both happen.

To think that competition is alway good is very dangerous.

Oh pshaw! The reason we don't have 100 different companies to chose from for any manufactured product is because the overhead is too much for them to compete in any meaningful way. And the proverbial cream always rises to the top which is why we usually only have a handful of winners and a lot of losers in any market. And as it stands today we could use a lot more competition in most consumer products and services. Telecom, cable, cars, etc. I don't see any market segment today - or ever for that matter - where there's been a problem of too much competition.

 
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