Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?

A post on SemiAccurate breaks down some information from PC Watch (translation) suggesting that Intel's upcoming Broadwell CPUs will be soldered to the motherboard, rather than socketed, a detail they have now confirmed with a pair of OEMs. They offer the distressed opinion that this will be a death knell to the desktop PC and the enthusiast market, and though they add that they've received information indicating there's a "good chance" that the Sky Lake processors that will follow Broadwell will be socketed for one or two generations to follow, they conclude: "By then the last remaining overclockers and experimenters on the PC front will be gone, and for good technical reasons." Thanks Ant via Slashdot.
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Slick wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 12:43:
as usual, the knee-jerk bluesnews reactionary brigade is out in force today...

can i assume that NONE of you posting here are microprocessor engineers? no? probably not.
Peh. I used to write and program PLC's for a living back a decade ago, so I've got some idea of where this is going. This is back when Siemens was in their *glorious* phase of trying to tell us that integrated and locked IO module would help us. Never mind that to reprogram it, you'd need to have someone on site who knew what they were doing, or have access to reprogram the PLC, or send someone out to do it for them. Yeah good plan.

Lasted 6 months. Then they went back to replaceable IO modules because of the failure rate, and people switching to Mitsubishi.

You know what the problem is in PC gaming though and 7 year old hardware? Developers. They don't take risks, they'd rather suck at the tit of consoles, and all the rest. But let's be realistic, the PC industry isn't dying. Though I've been hearing that once since before I was in highschool.
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