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As personal computers become smaller, their flexibility is decreasing. According to a media report starting from code-named Broadwell generation of processors, Intel Corp. will only offer mainstream desktop chips in BGA packaging, which will eliminate upgrade options as well as increase risks for PC makers.

Both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices supply two different desktop platforms these days, making a very clear difference between mainstream and high-end desktop. Still, mainstream PCs with simplistic processors may easily be upgraded with very fast processors thanks to the fact that the chips are interchangeable and come in the same LGA1155 form-factor. Unfortunately, the ease of upgrade may come to an end in two years as starting from Broadwell generation of central processing units (CPUs) mainstream chips will cease to use land grid array (LGA) and micro pin grid array (µPGA) packages and will only be available in in ball grid array (BGA) form-factors, just like Intel Atom processors.

According to Japanese PC Watch web-site, code-named Haswell microprocessors may be the last desktop chips in LGA packaging, which enabled easy switch of CPUs on mainboards. Starting from Broadwell chips, which are due in 2014, all mainstream desktop processors will be available in BGA packaging, which means that they will have to be soldered to mainboards, something that can be done  in relatively sophisticated manufacturing facilities.

Due to the market trends towards low-power microprocessors, Intel will offer various Broadwell multi-chip modules – which will contain Broadwell CPUs with integrated memory controller, graphics core, etc. and Wildcat Point input/output controllers – with various thermal design power envelopes, e.g., 10W, 15W and 47W/57W, according to the report.

The BGA MCMs should provide advantages to makers of high-performance tablets, ultra-thin notebooks as well as all-in-one desktops as ball grid array packaging ensure small footprint. However, when it comes to fully-fledged desktops, BGA means that system makers will have to keep a large amount of different mainboards with various features and dissimilar microprocessors in order to provide the right choices for their clients. Such stockpiling increases business risks to smaller makers and decreases abilities to differentiate for mainboard makers.

While mainstream chips will reportedly be only supplied in BGA form-factors soldered to mainboards, which eliminates upgrade possibility, it is likely that high-end desktop (HEDT) platforms will still be supplied in LGA packaging. What remains to be seen is how expensive will such chips be. For example, at present the most affordable LGA2011 HEDT chip costs $294, whereas the most expensive performance-mainstream LGA1155 processor costs $332. In case upgradeable platforms remain on the HEDT’s price levels of today, that will essentially mean the end of upgrades of the mainstream PCs.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, Broadwell, 14nm, Haswell, Core

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2 23 [Posted by: exodeus  | Date: 11/22/12 02:55:51 AM]
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Looks like you bought into the wrong socket. I bought into lga775, and enjoyed a nice upgrade path as long as it lasted. Perhaps 1155 will have a good run too. On the AMD side it was even better, with the + scheme of sockets making the upgrade paths available for even longer.
But to be honest, it is not that easy to guess early on which socket will be here to stay for a while, and which will be discarded in six months. Intel in particular has a pretty bad track record recently.
14 1 [Posted by: eleman  | Date: 11/22/12 04:10:22 AM]
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4 10 [Posted by: exodeus  | Date: 11/22/12 05:06:35 AM]
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Not exactly a correct list of dates, and it lists high end and consumer platforms on the same list, which is misleading. That said, a compatible socked doesn't mean CPU compatibility. A lot of boards didn't get a BIOS update to support newer CPU's, or the chipset itself was too old to support new ones.
6 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 11/22/12 07:27:09 AM]
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2012: LGA 1155 with new chipset
2011: LGA 1155 / 2011
4 0 [Posted by: MicroBuntu  | Date: 11/22/12 11:56:15 AM]
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@exodeus - Did you just make $0.01 for that comment?
22 14 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/22/12 04:28:14 AM]
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4 12 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/22/12 06:29:30 AM]
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3 12 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/22/12 06:36:58 AM]
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@Avon - Hmmm, if someone makes an obvious comment like -

Quote@exodeus "...all I have to give up is changeability? Shut up and take my money!"

then I'll call if for what it is... nonsense in the field of Intel stooge spin.

As you know, your multiple headed troll buddy j7 (formally jmlxg) who supports your biased view points has multiple accounts here and on other tech websites. I've seen some of the guys here carry on the battle with him on those sites.
But you're not too worried about his rigging of the system when it supports your Intel promoting activities here on Xbit, are you? Go hide under a bridge troll and don't come out.
22 11 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/22/12 04:04:53 PM]
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@j7 - I would hate to think what you are.... oh a professional Intel troll with your signature "DIE AMD DIE!!! AHAHAHAHA". You are well know for your multiple accounts here and activities on other sites.

http://disqus.com/google-...0f04271177ca6ae209b9223a/

It is impossible to ban you because you come back under multiple names here (possibly 10 others).
22 8 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/22/12 04:14:54 PM]
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3 12 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/22/12 04:36:23 PM]
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Could you name these so called multiple accounts please? As you should REALISE, I only write in British English. You say Toe-may-toe, I say Toe-mar-toe. There are not too many people here who use this English.
20 9 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/23/12 02:50:45 AM]
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2 9 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/23/12 07:19:26 AM]
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Still waiting for you to name my multiple accounts. An accusation stays at that without evidence. But I can demonstrate that you are a two headed troll - your other head is j7. He is a little less nasty and a bit thicker but nonetheless sustained by a common heart of hate for AMD.
18 7 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/23/12 05:15:33 PM]
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2 5 [Posted by: 123  | Date: 11/23/12 08:12:47 PM]
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Let me return the favour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxgWHzMvXOY
Oscar is also a fan of Intel...
16 6 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/24/12 06:56:58 AM]
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There 3 obvious problems with this approach.

1) Managing the costs of failed components/RMA logistics. If your motherboard fails, your CPU is worthless. Right now if you buy a $325 i7-3770K and a $150 motherboard, if your motherboard fails, you can send it for repairs/RMA or just get a new one and you still have a working $325 chip. And if your chip fails, your motherboard is worthless. And in each case how does RMA and warranty get handled?

2) Chip-Motherboard inventory allocation to meet consumer demand becomes extremely difficult to manage. How do motherboard makers allocate chips with motherboards? Do high end chips go with high-end motherboards? If so how many i5 chips do you solder to $200 motherboards vs. i7 chips? Will there be an option to buy a $100 motherboard with a Core i7? Some people don't need features of a $200-300 motherboard but would rather spend that $ on an i7 because they might benefit from hyper-threading. This would be a nightmare to manage. This gets worse when you think of how many motherboard SKUs companies have.

3) Increased costs. Intel would have to ship its chips to each motherboard AIB and they would have to solder these chips onto their motherboards. That means additional transportation/handling and manufacturing costs that will be passed on to consumers.

Sounds like a BS rumor or misinterpreted. This could work for laptops but I can't see how this can work for desktops. I can definitely see Intel doing this for pre-built OEM systems and so on but not for the enthusiast PC market. We'll have some option of stand-alone CPUs on the desktop.

EDIT: This article is mistranslated.

This article says:

-- Intel will not provide new products for Desktop and non-BGA laptop segments in Broadwell era
-- Instead, they will provide higher clocked Haswell for those segments in 2014
-- Broadwell is "more than tick", and it will include some technologies that were previously planned for Skylake
-- This is because Intel needs to be more competitive in the tablet market, and this may mean the end of Tick-Tock strategy
-- It mentions nothing about Skylake and later or if they will be LGA or not for the desktop
22 8 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/23/12 09:43:13 PM]
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1 13 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/24/12 03:23:38 AM]
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I think Intel will push 10W Haswell chips into BGA laptops in order to better compete with tablets. That design will would work better with BGA since such laptops are very thin and consumers who buy them are willing to forego upgrades for thin form factor and battery life (i.e., MacBook Air).

I think Intel needs to prioritize power consumptions for smartphones/tablets and thin laptops but this is a separate market from high-end desktops that will still have Haswell chips up to at least 95W on Socket 1150.
15 7 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/25/12 12:52:09 PM]
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I read that as Haswell is going be around for quite a while. Looks like jumping onto a good 1150 motherboard early on might be a good idea.
2 0 [Posted by: jihadjoe  | Date: 11/24/12 12:04:37 PM]
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Agreed. I skipped IVB entirely. Haswell should use the more expensive solder of SB and benefit from a more mature 22nm node compared to IVB. 5.0ghz+ should be doable + 10% increase in IPC in legacy code and much more in modern code with AVX2 instructions. Excel (Monte Carlo simulation) should benefit tremendously from the Random Number Generator function. Looking forward to next summer.

jihadjoe, read this excellent article on what Haswell will bring:

http://www.anandtech.com/...tels-haswell-architecture
17 8 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/25/12 12:53:49 PM]
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I've read it before, but thanks!

I was actually about to jump onto SB-E, but after reading that article and knowing Haswell is just over a quarter away I've decided to stick to my Q6600 for just a little bit longer.

Soldier on, old boy!
2 0 [Posted by: jihadjoe  | Date: 11/26/12 10:25:22 AM]
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So Intel screwed you over after paying over 1000$ for the mainboard and the CPU at launch and you like it ?! )

I'm happy that you're happy, but when I invest 1000$ in a platform, I expect that to have a long life and diverse upgrade options.

How would you like if the maker of your 1000$ vacuum cleaner would suddenly change the connector on the dust bags and would simply tell you to buy another 1000$ device just one or two years later ?!?!

That ripping off the customers. Especially the premium customers that spend 1000$ just for the CPU and mainboard.

How about if I tell you that Intel DOES still make upgradeable 1366 Xeon processors today, but they purposely make them incompatible with older LGA 1366 mainboards ?!?!

I don't like it when a company screws me.
3 1 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 11/24/12 02:18:01 PM]
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Although I made many upgrades to various desktops in the last 15 years I hadn't upgrade processors for 10 or more years. The problem I see with not interchangeable processors is that it will be more difficult to find the motherboard/processor combo you want as it is expensive for the motherboard vendor to keep a varied stock.
5 0 [Posted by: Kakao  | Date: 11/22/12 03:39:09 AM]
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I've upgrades my Phenom II X3 to my current X6, but I haven't upgraded CPU often.

I agree with you about the potential problem. I don't think the idea of a soldiered CPU on motherboards can work well, unless the available range of CPU's becomes extremely small (one low end, one mid range, one high end, for example).

Therefore I assume that manufacturers will find a solution in the form of an add-in board for the CPU.
3 0 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 11/22/12 07:32:33 AM]
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When 50$ mobo fail, then 200-300$ CPU is lost. Who buy it ?
15 2 [Posted by: Tristan  | Date: 11/22/12 04:01:55 AM]
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How about this headline:- "Has{not ended}well For Intel Fanboys". Enthusiasts who want to tinker, swap and overclock components, they will go over to AMDs FM2 platform with Steamroller in 2014. To be fair to Intel, it is a minute market now but they are sure to upset some dyed blue in the wool Intel fans..... calling all Intel trolls - I invite you to put a positive spin on it.
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4 10 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/22/12 06:32:41 AM]
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Like 135W current Intel flagship, right?
22 8 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/22/12 04:20:32 PM]
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2 5 [Posted by: cosminmcm  | Date: 11/23/12 02:04:12 AM]
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I don't disagree. It's a marvel.
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1 6 [Posted by: 123  | Date: 11/23/12 08:09:51 PM]
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So why are you still supporting Intel and not ARM? Where are your arguments with Avon? You can't have it both ways, you know. But if you subscribe to AMD's ambidextrous strategy, you can.
17 4 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/25/12 12:39:48 AM]
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Fuck you
2 0 [Posted by: actionjksn  | Date: 12/03/12 11:09:17 AM]
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Really this will mean the end of Intel. I would understand in the lower/lowest segment but not on a high spec system.
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3 9 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/22/12 06:31:19 AM]
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Intel's giving up in the high end desktop segment and AMD will reign supreme. Intel fanboys weep. Intel's giving up on big cores. Get ready to buy your FX CPU in 2015 (there, now you know how it feels in this rapidly changing landscape. Are the trolls gonna call Otellini a ****** idiot, as they did Rory Read, for making difficult decisions? No they're sucking it up, spinning it and backpedaling on their views relating to AMD's strategy that Intel is clearly following close behind).
20 8 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/22/12 03:32:57 PM]
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You must be kidding. I'm long AMD 10,000 shares, so I believe in the company, but your suggestion is pure nonsense.

Intel has enormous capacity, and is actually not using it all, so why would they be afraid of making bigger chips? Why?

Going to BGA is a move to cater to the mainstream, and also to force enthusiasts to buy their higher-end chips that will allow upgrades.

Intel makes a lot of money in servers, and LGA 2011, et al, are just server processor derivatives. They aren't giving them up.

In fact, AMD has given up the high-end market, which is fine. They can't win it, so don't bother. Piledriver is a mediocre chip, which at least gives them some hope, unlike BD. NVIDIA is eating deeply into their market share as well.

AMD's best hope in 2013 is the Jaguar platform. Atom blows, and Jaguar will be powerful enough for the vast majority of people, and be low enough power to at least compete for a section of the tablet market. I expect it to be a very successful chip, based on what's been said about it.
8 1 [Posted by: TA152H  | Date: 11/23/12 12:31:10 AM]
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Good to know you're a fellow serious investor. Stay long. As Warren Buffet used to say (I'll paraphrase) - "You have to invest in shares pretending that the market will close for 7 years".
20 10 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/23/12 03:16:09 AM]
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Upgrade processor without changing motherboard??? Cool idea but how many of you actually done that??
2 3 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 11/22/12 06:35:24 AM]
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what about a broken motherboard
5 1 [Posted by: madooo12  | Date: 11/22/12 01:05:10 PM]
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utilitarianism rule
3 0 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 11/22/12 04:31:56 PM]
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Many times. On board alone (M3N-HT deluxe), 4200+, 6000+, 9850, 955BE and 1090T.
3 1 [Posted by: deanjo  | Date: 11/23/12 04:37:48 AM]
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Core 2 Duo E8400 to Core 2 Quad Q9550, Single core 1.86 GHz Celeron Lenovo laptop to 2.2 GHZ T7500 Core 2 Duo. Plus some other stuff that I can't remember.

And I do the upgrades after the prices come down a lot. People think that just because something new is out then you can't or shouldn't upgrade your existing platform. This is not true because it becomes very inexpensive to upgrade your processor after they have introduced something new. And When you make a big enough of a jump, then the performance gains a actually quite high. Both the upgrades I mentioned gave me much better performance and on the laptop it only cost me 40 dollars. I have also had to replace motherboards more times than I can count. You give a very poor argument for why it's OK to solder the CPU onto the main board.
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1 5 [Posted by: Vampire36  | Date: 11/22/12 06:49:06 AM]
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I've speculated in the past that future desktops will use either mobile or server CPU's. People are trying to deny the death of the desktop, and I think they're right in that it won't die completely, but this is certainly one step towards marginalising that market further.
3 4 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 11/22/12 07:35:49 AM]
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All in one desktops will not die in the next 5 years.

Call them big screen office tablets, with touchscreens, with semi-mobile Socs and no battery.
1 0 [Posted by: Vampire36  | Date: 11/22/12 08:12:52 AM]
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I agree that in the short run there will HTPC's and all-in-ones. There will even be desktops like we know them. But I still think these will be marginalised with time, as the mobile devices we carry with us will become more and more powerful. Why buy a desktop PC if your phone just hooks wirelessly to your monitor and keyboard when you're near your desk?
0 1 [Posted by: ET3D  | Date: 11/25/12 05:33:53 AM]
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I agree with you ET3D. It dawned on me just last week that in the future, enthusiasts may have to use server equipment for their high compute needs.
17 4 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/25/12 12:43:34 AM]
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Thankfully AMD is smarter than to force consumers to buy a CPU/APU with a specific mobo.
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It's hard to believe.


Not even HP nowadays sells BGA-only laptops. It's a nightmare for inventories... unless Intel wants to produce only 3 or 4 models of chip.
3 0 [Posted by: Marburg U  | Date: 11/22/12 10:59:00 AM]
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Next thing you know, intel will hard-wire their SSD into the motherboard. So you can get "better performance".

What else do intel sell?
5 1 [Posted by: gjcjan  | Date: 11/22/12 11:12:50 AM]
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Asus already put some mini SSDs into the P8Z77-V Premium (as seen in the review) to use the Intel IRST function. We're doomed!
2 1 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 11/22/12 12:15:36 PM]
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I see no reason why AMD APU would not be soldered to cheap MB ,same goes for Intel CPU + GPU.High Performance CPU is another matter.
1 3 [Posted by: Blackcode  | Date: 11/22/12 11:28:33 AM]
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So, you buy a set-up, play with it, try to OC the thing a little and fry one of the component. Now, you have to pay the replacement of two components.

I hope we'll be able to replace the coolers with efficient/silent solutions.

Deals like the I5 750 or 2500k giving big rewards for a little work wont exist anymore. A sad day for overclockers!!!
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It's going to be the same, right now you are shopping for the right mobo with the chipset you want, after few years you will still be shopping for the right mobo, but with the right processor you want.
2 1 [Posted by: knedle  | Date: 11/22/12 12:59:39 PM]
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2 12 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/22/12 05:52:49 PM]
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The benefits of having the CPU interchangeable is lower cost for stocking it at the retailer or eRetailer. Also less waste. People normally will just throw away a motherboard in the trash like any other electronic device. The components on the motherboard are valuable for making new electronics. Also the motherboard if thrown in the trash is harmful for the landfill.

Having a non-interchangeable processor method is OK for models like Apple's. Apple has figure what hardware their operating system should use for each area like low and high. Microsoft does not have such model. They provide the minimum requirements and let the end-user decide on the components. Really a non-interchangeable model for desktops just does not work especially for end-user that do DIY builds.

If a non-interchangeable processor method is used, the cost of time for me to take out the motherboard takes me about a hour. This means removing optical drive, power supply, and this is after I remove any expansion boards. Removing the motherboard out of a case is just a bitch and it is always the step that I dread doing for a computer. In business time is money. The non-interchangeable processor method will cost Dell and HP a lot of money to do processor upgrades or to replace processors that are dead. Few computer cases these days provides a way to pull out just the motherboard and these limited cases may have art design of the case not appealing to most people.

What is Intel thinking that desktops should go the non-interchangeable route when it hurts end-users, computer manufactures, and most of all the environment?
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0 14 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/22/12 09:58:56 PM]
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What details are you expecting from me?

Intel has not released any statements about its commitment to the enthusiast community, who actually upgrades.

My guess is that Intel will offer 5-6 mainstream desktop CPU+mobo SKUs for SFF/AIO PCs (read: ITX). In addition, it will lower the entry-level of HEDT chips to $180 to keep enthusiasts happy.
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3 10 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/23/12 06:00:52 AM]
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Oh stop behaving like a school boy Avon. Giving the teacher an apple isn't going to right any of your misdeeds.

You have completely misrepresented my views. Stop that.

I do not have multiple accounts. Present evidence now else cease this accusation.

I get up votes because people like what I write and conversely, you get down votes because of your nonsense and tone.

At this time on my screen you're sitting on 2 thumbs up and 3 thumbs down. Make that 4 now.
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I didn't vote ya down. Someone else didn't like your argument. Don't behave like a school boy having a hissy fit in front of the teacher. You know, I don't vote if I don't weigh into the thread argument. I'm guessing your reference to me being a Luddite is because I have apprehensions about cloud computing. Well, I'm not the only one. This also fits in with the Linux paradigm of giving users control of their systems and destiny of their data. But if other people want it, they can have it. I don't think its inherently unethical otherwise I would not invest in companies that make products for it.
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I think this is horrible news. Considering i did upgrade a g530 celeron to a i3 2120. So i now own 2 2120 systems and a allmost 2 year old 2600k @ 4700mhz with 560tis in sli. But for one thing my 2 year old 2600k is still a monster great cpu. 2 years old and with a overclock it is faster then every cpu you can buy as of now excluding overclocked 6 core sandy-E.
Almost every cpu build i have done in the past has been outdated in 6 months time. Now my 2600k is still a moST FORMIDABLE CPU Mine will easily break 5ghz but i stay at 4700mhz until i get a better cooler then my h60 type water cooler. Corsairs new h100i looks very awesome and is a improvement over there old h100. I will not use the stock fans unless they are quiet and i will have a push pull setup on the thing. But right now it is not needed so i will wait until the price drops since a 4700mhz 2600k is plenty fast that i wil not need to run at 5.3 ghz for a good while
I have to add my 2 i3 2120s are no joke they pack a great deal of performance into a cool running low power rig that is fantastic for my 2 HTPCs with HIS iCOOLER HD7750s that do not use a pci-e power connector and overclock from 800 core to well over 1100 and memory from 1125 to 1365 with no additional power but the pcie 16 slot bringing my stock score from 2665 to 3401 in 3dmark11 a dramatic 29% increase in performance. Also i have a 220 watt psu in one unit and a 300 watt in the other
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Sure I don't upgrade CPU very often, but there was a time that I needed a computer and didn't had much money, so I got an AM3 mobo with an athlon II x2, that was as far as my money could go.

A couple of years later AMD released phenom II x6 and I jumped from low to high end side (at the moment intel SB was not yet released) with just a bios Upgrade and the new cpu. Because at the moment I was able to afford the cpu alone.

Same I did with my girlfriend's pc this year, no much money to spend, so I got an i3 on a h61 mobo that can take up to ivy bridge chips, so once she is in better financial status to pay some more money she can upgrade to an i5.

Even if those platforms are obsolete after a couple of years, used cpus can save the day in cheap.

If intel start soldering their cpu's we gonna have way pricer computers, just as we see with the all in ones, 2-3 versions and pretty expensive.

I hope this scenario will never come true and keep both solutions in the market.
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It will be disastrous to motherboard makers and the overclocking community!
3 1 [Posted by: vargis14  | Date: 11/23/12 06:48:12 PM]
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Try getting Intel fanboys to believe that. Intel is strangling the tech industry because it is in a dominant position in many hardware design and manufacturing markets. It is bad for competition. It is bad for consumers. It is no surprise that AMD and ARM have joined forces. Expect Intel to behave like a wounded bull - it will come back hard to try to impale the matadors.
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9:59 am | AMD Readies FX-8370, FX-8370E Microprocessors. AMD Preps Two New “Mainstream” FX Chips

Monday, August 4, 2014

4:04 pm | HGST Shows-Off World’s Fastest SSD Based on PCM Memory. Phase-Change Memory Power’s World’s Fastest Solid-State Drive

Monday, July 28, 2014

6:02 pm | Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy Seem to Fail: Sales of Lumia and Surface Remain Low. Microsoft Still Cannot Make Windows a Popular Mobile Platform

12:11 pm | Intel Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” De-Lidded: Twelve Cores and Alloy-Based Thermal Interface. Intel Core i7-5960X Uses “Haswell-EP” Die, Promises Good Overclocking Potential