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Originally Posted by girugamesh View Post
Sounds like a "DLC" scam.
This.
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What a flash of genius right here.

Reflex99 2012. He gonna make sure the corporations ain't making no profits!
They are already a multi-billion dollar company.
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I have nothing to say.
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What a flash of genius right here.

Reflex99 2012. He gonna make sure the corporations ain't making no profits!
I'm pretty sure Intel was doing just fine just selling the chips the way they were, there's no reason, other than greed, for them to charge for what is essentially overclocking. So far, there's only one processor upgrade that does anything other than overclocking, and it unlocks the cache. Which means that Intel released a chip(which they already profited from), with the cache locked on it, for the sole reason of unlocking it for a fee at a later date, because if the cache was locked for a reason such as an imperfection, or damage to it, like many of the Phenom II x3's and x2's were, then they would not be able to release an upgrade that works for all of those processors, because some would have damage to them. Which would mean they would either have to release the upgrade for free, or offer refunds to everyone it didn't work for, which could easily lead to a cracker being able to access the software for free, crack it, and then release it for free.

So, in reality, anger and frustration is the right response to this. Your sarcasm and indifference to this, is actually perplexing, please explain as to why you think this would be ok for Intel to do, because I'm pretty sure that the consumers need the money a lot more than Intel does.
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post #65 of 108
I think some of you are missing the fact they are taking chips and down clocking them to sell for less (like the old sx laser cut...) and then selling a unlock feature. Makes perfect sense for covering an entire market with a few chips, And *cough* you all should be happy about this as I'm sure they will be unlockable to inventive peops.
post #66 of 108
I don't get what the big deal is. This is like buying a processor with a higher stock clock -- it's going to cost more. It's just that in this case, the processor is "upgradeable".
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post #67 of 108
Since it's gonna be software based upgrade, pirates are gonna find a way to unlock the fastest clock. Gonna be interesting to look how it goes in China and Russia for example
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Heh, when I saw the title, all I could think about was this.

www.downloadmoreram.com

Still, I am interested to see how much further they take this. I'll be keeping tabs.
Funniest URL ever.

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So they're selling you a product that has capabilities locked out from the start, then demanding you pay more to fully unlock it? In other words, like on-disk DLC, only this is on-chip DLC.



... Um. Yay for "progress"?
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Nah, but in all honesty R&D is what costs a lot of money, physical chip is pretty cheap.
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post #70 of 108
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They are already a multi-billion dollar company.
They go there by giving stuff away right?

Genius.
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