Intel kills off the desktop, PCs go with it

  • metta

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    Nov 27, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    Intel kills off the desktop, PCs go with it

    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/26/intel-kills-off-the-desktop-pcs-go-with-it/
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    LOL. A website called Semi Accurate.

    Even if true, it won't affect most people. The average Joe Schmoe has zero interest in building his own PC rig or swapping out an existing CPU for a faster one. So really, this will mainly affect PC enthusiasts such as gamers and users that run CPU/graphics intensive applications. I would imagine that those people will migrate towards workstation or server class CPU/motherboard from Intel anyways. Also, this would be a great opportunity for AMD to step up and fill in the gap. I guess we'll wait and see.
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Any other sources? I'm having problems finding this news on any of my tech sites. I'm hoping this isn't true.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 27, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    If its true, it just validates my dislike of Intel. I've always been an AMD guy myself.
  • calibro

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    Nov 27, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidAny other sources? I'm having problems finding this news on any of my tech sites. I'm hoping this isn't true.


    there's plenty. just google intel and broadwell
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    I'm sure this makes perfect sense for Intel, and it's not as if they're disallowing other manufacturers from making socket CPUs.
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Well don't pay too much attention to Charlie. He hates Intel. But I do enjoy his rants. I have a bit of insight into this... and Intel is not looking to kill desktops. Change maybe but not kill.

    That being said, it also won't make any difference. I have been building my own PCs for 20 years and lately have never bothered to swap a new CPU... particularly since every year appears to bring a new socket anyway.

    The PC may become irrelevant but not due to dropping socket support. It will be irrelevant due to tablets and smartphones.. along with all the vertical integration this entails. And that will be a sad day indeed.