Beamer wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 11:29: Can't load the page, what's the rationale for this? It may make some sense for a mobile processor, though even then, but it sounds as if it makes none for desktop. No value.
If they solder the chips right onto the board and do the production themselves then they can lock out companies like Asus/Gigabyte/etc from the mobo industry altogether. A literal manufactured monopoly on the Intel PC platform.