: For the purposes of the following, I'm only doubting the interpretation of sources
where xbitlabs and other rumormills treat this as a "legit rumor" (which is, of course, an oxymoron).
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Going to Expreview, we find the tables that Xbitlabs paraphrased to make theirs, but they are titled in Spanish while Expreview is a Chinese website. So without a source cited, Expreview is playing it off as their own work while making their own tables in another language? I suspect plagerism.
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Using Google's image search, I find the orginal author of the blue tables in Spanish from Expreview, a website called chw.net.
They claim at the bottom of the article in Note 1 to have made up the Broadwell table
based on the Haswell tables from the same PCWatch article cited in Expreview and in Xbitlabs, and getting the impression from PCWatch that Intel will indeed use LGA for Broadwell.
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Finally going to PCWatch, the title of the article using Google Chrome translation says "Why not provide a version Broadwell is Intel LGA". Even if the translation was pitiful, factoring in the title of both tables (the author throws in an "I Expect" in Table 1 and "Forecast Author" in Table 2), it really puts into question how the information being presented should be taken. Is it leaked truth or just an opinion?
In my opinion, the PCWatch article reads off as a blog or an author's theory, as if he is making a case for an LGA option to remain (given the PCWatch article that started the BGA flame last month)-- NOT as interpreted by just about every rumormill that gets substantial certainty out of it to claim these are
Intel's future unofficial intentions leaked by unofficial sources-- unless you guys have access to other sources that haven't been published or mentioned?
I don't doubt that just about any rumorhunting author has access to information and people in industry that many of us don't have as readers, which certainly affects an author's ideas, i.e. bias. I agree with the author's original premise from a theoretical standpoint given Intel's history and trends facing today's market.
But it is one thing to agree with someone else's idea and another to spreading it around as more than that. Someone could take my own words and make it out to be more: Soldering mainstream down isn't killing the DIY market as Intel wants to move us to X79's successors.