Originally Posted by Hukkel
Saying it is unstoppable is kinda odd. At the end of the day Intel wants your money. If you stop buying their things they will turn it back.
I wonder if this is a bad thing for us as end user I mean we only care about high end i5s and up anyway. Think about the enormous market that is the OEM. Who cares if they give them all BGA setups? I sure don't. It makes buying an Alienware even less appealing now.
For the enthousiasts there is always a way out. If Intel would also kill that part another company will step up into that hole of the market. That is unstoppable. Where there is demand for a product there will be companies creating it.
The average Joe don't know what chip they have in their computer. You can see it in laptops. If you ask someone what is their lappy cpu they will say " It is an Intel" or if they read the specs they will say "it is a Pentium" or whatever. They don't care about the frequency, the kind of ram, they generaly care about the hard disk size, eventually how much ram they have. The CPU is too hard to understand for them.
I know a very few people that actually buy retail parts and assemble their own machine. All others go to store and buy what they see fit. Very few people understand the insides of a computer.
So this move to simplicity and savings will hardly make a dent on Intel sales.
But I cannot stop feeling enraged with Intel. What they are doing destroy our way of life, of us, the builder, the overclocker.
Many moves Intel make are business wise but they don't care for the budget overclocker, like me. You can see it with the K processors. If you want to overclock, buy a K processor, and a Z motherboard.
Same as a car. You want a better engine in your car, then pay more for it, and that should include a better chassis.
But I can't stop hating their deeds. Every move of them to become richer is a blow in many of us.
Many manufacturers will go out of business with the move, but it may become a chance for others. This will be a paradigm ships. The only ones I see with an alternative is AMD. Lets hope AMD can survive until then.