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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Kosumo wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 17:23:
Competition can be good, Competition can be taken to far and be bad, both happen.

To think that competition is alway good is very dangerous.

Or to think choice is always a good thing.

It can be, sure. It would be impossible to make one drink that the entire world liked, so more choice is better.

For other things it can be worse. In the 80s and into the early 90s we had plenty of choice about OS and system. Then it became just DOS. I'd argue this made life better for gamers. Yes, the OS risked stagnation, but we no longer had to worry about Amiga getting a game our PC didn't. Everything was PC. Any game you wanted to play you could.
It was a benefit from lack of choice.


Sometimes, sometimes, those tradeoffs are worthwhile.
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