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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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4. Re: Intel Dec 6, 2012, 11:11 TheEmissary
 
You can still have an enthusiast market with boards that have SoC (system on chip) or the die on motherboard. What will happen is that Intel will still sell the chips to companies like Asus or Gigabyte or MSI and the boards will be tightly integrated with the chip. The motherboard over the years have been expanding its onboard functions I see this as another extension of that. Examples of what I mean are onboard GPU, Ethernet/wifi, Bluetooth, and or various hardware controllers that used to be separate addon cards.

Lets be honest, when it comes time to upgrading your CPU you are more than likely forced to also upgrade the Motherboard anyway. The only legitimate concern out of this is that overclocking might be further restricted.

Not the end of the world. I have a feeling that people may also be confusing the x86-64 SoC that are coming out for tablets and smartphones.

This comment was edited on Dec 6, 2012, 11:25.
 
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