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[Tech Report] AMD: We're not abandoning socketed CPUs

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If you were reading the news last month, you might have noticed those slightly worrying rumors about Intel ditching socketed CPUs in 2014. Intel hasn't sought to confirm or deny the speculation. AMD, however, has now chimed in, saying its plans are quite different.

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Good to know! I just hope Intel clarifies their situation, I don't think anybody would be surprised or annoyed if they said they were adopting BGA for some more systems than now, by introducing some new form factors, but that the DIY market shouldn't worry.

AMD made a very clever and sensible statement.
Edited by tpi2007 - 12/4/12 at 3:50pm
 
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You know i dont think AMD is really all that bad.. Sure they could step it up a bit in performance, but i wouldnt have a problem switching if Intel went BGA. thumb.gif
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If intel is switching to only integrated chips and mobos....I will be switching to amd.teaching.gif
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They bet the barn on their next project. I hope it works out for them, and us.
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:P

Intel better come up with something quick or there's gonna be quite a few angry people outside Intel HQ...

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AFAIK Intel is only doing that with the lowend chips?
     
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AFAIK Intel is only doing that with the lowend chips?

yep, they also said that they will continue to support separate chips on high-end CPUs

But they werent specific on that subject so it's normal so many people are concerned about the future of LGA.. I dont think they'll just cut everything, their achievements on Ivy and Sandy Bridge CPUs and will go with integrated CPU on motherboard market.

It's simply stupid if they do this
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yep, they also said that they will continue to support separate chips on high-end CPUs

Where did they say that ? Do you have a source ?
 
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I don't think Intel can drop socket CPU's for their enthusiast/server market. It just wouldn't make sense. It would however make the most sense to do this for all of their mobile CPU's as this would help make them even thinner, especially tablets. This is further justified by how rarely people replace CPU's in mobile devices.
With tablets becoming more popular and the beginning of Microsoft Surface, Intel needs to jump on and make their products more economical for the tablet manufacturers.
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Intel will keep socketed chips for the high end platform like 2011 LGA. The problem is they will phase out the mainstream (1155) in favor om BGA. So if you would want to build a budget intel build, you're out of luck.
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