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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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62. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 15:26 avianflu
 
Again, laptops globally outsell desktops by a giant margin these days so there's a very clear precedent for Intel to simplify the manufacturing process for their desktop chips and boards. I see why Intel is doing it even if I dont like it.

Also, whoever said the ARM is dying? Not true at all! At this time, there's more than a dozen different manufacturers (and their name is not Intel) making ARM chips for all kinds of portable devices.
 
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