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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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92. Re: Nov 28, 2012, 07:50 Ozmodan
 
FU wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 01:58:
If intel's new platform is better than the trash CPUs AMD are pushin, I'll buy it. GPUs are what matters at 25x14anyway.enthusiats right? Butthurt always accompanies change. Oh my, remember AMD's funky new MHz rankings? End... Of... The... World

Rather a uneducated post if you ask me. I usually use AMD cpu's for most builds for one major reason. 99% of applications are not cpu bound, but i/o and graphically bound. Intel's graphics are still pathetic. The AMD cpu's for far less cost do fine, even in games which do tax the cpu some.

I just hope that AMD sticks around. If you are buying Intel cpus you are just signing your own fate.
 
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