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Yesterday, a report emerged claiming that Intel is planning to release its upcoming 14-nanometer Broadwell architecture processors as a ball grid array (BGA) rather than an land grid array (LGA) package.

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A change like this can have drastic ramifications for Intel builds.
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post #2 of 17
This has been posted time and time again
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It's going to completely change everything, not to mention overclocking now requires you to get a whole new motherboard each time.
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i think it BS. people will just wont buy PCs (i mean people like us thumb.gif) or mobo manufacturers will figure out a way to make them replaceable .
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i think it BS. people will just wont buy PCs (i mean people like us thumb.gif) or mobo manufacturers will figure out a way to make them replaceable .

I was thinking that people would switch to AMD rather than deal with the Intel stuff. I doubt that MB manufacturers will want to design a socket for a BGA chip; that sounds terribly complicated.
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post #6 of 17
I could see this for companies like HP, Acer, Dell, etc. Especially for enterprise PCs. Obviously home enthusiasts are going to stand against it though.
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Repost. Also most likely not the Overclocker's Apocalypse it's heralded as.
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Ha! Told you it was true thumb.gif Now that I am done gloating, this really sucks, big time, like really big time frown.gif
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Duplicate thread, already been posted.
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Repost...
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