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Intel "Committed" to Socketed CPUs for "The Foreseeable Future"

Intel has reaffirmed is commitment to providing socketed CPUs for the enthusiast PC market for the "foreseeable future" in response to reports the company was planning on moving towards soldered CPUs (thanks Parallax Abstraction). Here's a statement Intel provided to Maximum PC:

"Intel remains committed to the growing desktop enthusiast and channel markets, and will continue to offer socketed parts in the LGA package for the foreseeable future for our customers and the Enthusiast DIY market," Intel spokesman Daniel Snyder told Maximum PC. "However, Intel cannot comment on specific long-term product roadmap plans at this time, but will disclose more details later per our normal communication process."

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23. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 6, 2012, 19:28 HorrorScope
 
Longswd wrote on Dec 6, 2012, 18:12:
The thing no one seems to take into account is that the proc swapper/enthusiast crowd comprise a disproportionately large number of people who either make business purchasing recommendations or directly control the purse strings. So yes, it's a small overall demographic but one that has an exceptionally large influence on corporate purchasing.

Not saying it doesn't happen, but I have never seen this in practice at a corporate level.
 
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