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Good, glad to know they said it. They literally had to after AMD made their position clear. Of course, when you read both statements, from AMD and Intel, neither commits to sockets in the long term, no responsible company commits to anything in the long term, regardless of their current plans, because technology changes and so might their plans. But for now, I think we have the possible and desirable answer.

It's also good that they acknowledge they the desktop enthusiast and channel markets are growing, which gives credence that they are aware of the importance of these markets.

All in all, as I said in another thread, it's obvious that with smaller form factors and cheaper CPUs, there is every reason to go BGA, but for desktops, unless they have very cheap CPUs soldered, like Atoms or Celerons, up to CPUs costing $100, it might be economically feasible to offer a streamlined range of products with non-upgradeable CPUs. But for everybody else, including OEM desktops that come with CPUs that cost more than $100, I don't think it's good for anyone, in an economic and logistic sense to have the CPU soldered to the motherboard.
 
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LGA isnt going anywhere. Dell/HP will still want it to offer people multiple CPU choices on the same motherboard platform.
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LGA isnt going anywhere. Dell/HP will still want it to offer people multiple CPU choices on the same motherboard platform.
BGA doesn't mean they can't.
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So will have something like MIS 5770K Lighting.
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