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This is the hardware equivalent of day one DLC in games, not cool.
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I'm in a mixed mind about this

It sounds bad, but...

I think it's good for the average person that wouldn't know how to replace parts

And if the overclocking communites could find a workaround... Mwhahahahahaw
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see you guys on (random torrent site) when this become available.
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Stupid idea is stupid.

Why?
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It's not an upgrade, it's a permission change.
The chip will be the same chip regardless of the permission change.
This makes no sense for me. I mean, why they would do this. It seems like a scam.

All the lock does is make it so they can't sell the cpu for as much.
It still costs them as much to manufacture the cpu.

They sell the locked cpu for less than the original outright price, and make the unlock cost more than the original cpu would have cost.
If no one buys the extra permissions then intel has made a mistake, they make less money.
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post #97 of 108
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Originally Posted by Intrepid93 View Post

It's not an upgrade, it's a permission change. yep
The chip will be the same chip regardless of the permission change. yep
This makes no sense for me. I mean, why they would do this. money?
It seems like a scam.pretty much

All the lock does is make it so they can't sell the cpu for as much.
It still costs them as much to manufacture the cpu.


They sell the locked cpu for less than the original outright price, and make the unlock cost more than the original cpu would have cost.
If no one buys the extra permissions then intel has made a mistake, they make less money. They can do math so I think they will sell multiple dlc packs =,=

anyways this article pretty much describes where this is going
http://www.cracked.com/article_18817...d-by-b.s..html
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But the thing is.. what would intel make more profit from:

Making only one type of cpu.. 980X for example. But selling it for $80 locked down to 2ghz and 2 cores but the ability to be upgraded.
OR
Make a range of cpus, the lower end ones being cheaper to manufacture and hence costing them less?

This is an extreme example but it is what they are doing.
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post #99 of 108
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I remember they did this for some first gen Pentium Dual Cores enabling hyperthreading on them. I honestly think its a nice idea.
What?

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Originally Posted by Intrepid93 View Post
But the thing is.. what would intel make more profit from:

Making only one type of cpu.. 980X for example. But selling it for $80 locked down to 2ghz and 2 cores but the ability to be upgraded.
OR
Make a range of cpus, the lower end ones being cheaper to manufacture and hence costing them less?

This is an extreme example but it is what they are doing.

having only one architecture to produce like the Intel iUnlimited x
and then selling different upgrades would be easier on them. Instead of making a different kind of cpu for every price range they make one that can get upgraded, or they make three but in the end the production costs will be lower due to increased specialisation etc etc.


At least that's is their future market strategy which we won't see for at least another 5 years
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