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this is the beginning of the end sad-smiley-002.gif
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None of this even applies to us..... Plus in all honesty, it''s not like we're going to stop buying intel processors if they get more expensive........They just better be much faster......
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Doubt it, it's the other way around, remember the old days that people doesn't know jack about computers?
Pretty sure physics disagrees with you.
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We just have to buy a rework/reflow solder station if this happens. thumb.gif
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Disappointing if true.

Indeed. Always thought about this, and figured it would much be better for the average enthusiast if they wouldn't bundle gear like this.
   
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I'm fairly certain that the BGA format for CPUs won't be coming to desktops. Sleep easy guys...

As the article says:
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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.

All-in-one desktops and notebooks generally only use mobile LGA CPUs.
Removing the LGA socket is in a way "future proofing" for technology. When the point comes when mainstream computers are super thin (general public gives a large demand to thin and aesthetic computers), potential space for cooling will increase by removing the 1-2~mm socket height. It might not sound like a lot, but hey; look at Apple's new iMac.. and then tell say that there isn't future expansion.

There is no trade-off for desktops. There is no lack of selection for desktops. Mobile cpus are and will be different from desktop cpus. This BGA socket will probably only replace mobile CPUs.
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If AMD stays clear of this design, they will make tons of money and really make it back up in the market.
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Scumbag Intel memes will be ready...
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To be honest I dont really upgrade my CPU only. Its usually together with my motherboard to a new generation so I see this as a bigger problem for the motherboard manufacturers than for the consumers.

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To be honest I dont really upgrade my CPU only. Its usually together with my motherboard to a new generation so I see this as a bigger problem for the motherboard manufacturers than for the consumers.
Processor fails, you have to nearly disassemble everything inside the case to take out the motherboard. Motherboard fails, you have to discard and entirely good processor and get a whole new combo. It will be for the consumer, intel is going the apple way, everything embedded unchangeable, killing choices and options. What if i want to buy a good motherboard with a *****ty processor and in 3 months get a better processor while keeping the old one as backup? Ah... buy two motherboards/processor combo, and or wait 3 months to get what you want. Its not time efficient in any way, for consumers or manufacturers and its a hassle, shipping motherboard vs processor, changing motherboard vs processor, disassembling case vs popping out heatsink. Waste of time and money.

I would understand this for all in ones and laptops as it already happens, or for a small portion of the desktop market, like SFFs or business sales that never really change much. But for all desktops in the mid-range? please... whats next? soldered ram too? Like apple just did? Kill choices, kill the market.
Edited by gbsn - 11/23/12 at 11:18pm
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