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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."

7. Re: Intel Dec 6, 2012, 12:40 Verno
Smellfinger wrote on Dec 6, 2012, 12:37:
Longswd wrote on Dec 6, 2012, 12:13:
The ability to replace only the CPU or MB on failure of one or the other is a cost savings consideration as well.

Whenever I have a CPU or motherboard fail on me (twice in 20 years), I upgrade both parts. Legacy hardware tends to hold its value so it's rarely worth buying something that isn't in production anymore.

Some people upgrade those parts alone though. I upgraded because I wanted more SATA ports for a file server and didn't want a proprietary raid card or etc. Addin cards are not always desirable, sometimes you want to swap the whole board but retain the CPU and vice versa. Some sockets last multiple CPU generations as well.
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