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God I hope this is not true!

A post on SemiAccurate breaks down some information from PC Watch suggesting that Intel's upcoming Broadwell CPUs will be soldered to the motherboard, rather than socketed, a detail they have now confirmed with a pair of OEMs. They offer the distressed opinion that this will be a death knell to the desktop PC and the enthusiast market, and though they add that they've received information indicating there's a "good chance" that the Sky Lake processors that will follow Broadwell will be socketed for one or two generations to follow, they conclude: "By then the last remaining overclockers and experimenters on the PC front will be gone, and for good technical reasons."

http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/26/intel-kills-off-the-desktop-pcs-go-with-it/
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well not really.

they are talking about Mid Range Desktops where Motherboards will be BGA instead of LGA, which means that the Processor is basivcally stuck in the board and thats the end of the story.

But it wont be impossible and it will not be long before you will see easy DIY adapters and tricks to remove the CPU fromt he BGA Socket and replace with another, also the idea still remains from long ago, that there could also be complete socket adapters, You might simply be able to remove the current socket, and re install an LGA on it and just find a new processor.

Also if not mistaken, there will still be High End options using LGA socket in the first place, so its sort of a moot point.

Besides, when was the last time you just Upgraded a Processor on the Same Platform?
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