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18. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 11:50 Beamer
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 11:40:
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.
Yes, that's the benefit for Intel, but typically decisions like this aren't made without at least being able to justify, even if loosely, a benefit for all involved.

Plus Intel doesn't have the scale for mobo manufacturing, which is why they allow those 3rd party mobos - it's much better for them to forego that revenue than to build and maintain that manufacturing capability.
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