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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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98. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 28, 2012, 13:26 Slick
 
Verno wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 12:45:
I'd like to be able to choose an unlocked CPU that isn't tied to a blingbling LED motherboard that has shroud that looks like it belongs in a metal concert.

move to have this stricken from the record, pure conjecture. where exactly have you seen intel mainboards that look like what you're describing? have you SEEN 3rd party mobo's lately? yeah, we can do away with all of these:

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