Originally Posted by Malo
It was. Intel wasn't about to hand over the entire enthusiast segment of processors over to AMD.
After AMD came out and made a public statement saying they had no intentions of making all their processors BGA, after some rumor page had said that Intel was going to, Intel basically came out and said they would continue to supply socket-able CPUs tot he market.
“Intel remains committed to the growing desktop enthusiast and channel markets, and will continue to offer socketed parts in the LGA package for the foreseeable future for our customers and the Enthusiast DIY market”.
It pretty much doesn't get any clearer than that.
What some people are continuing to whine about is the "however" part of the press release:
“However, Intel cannot comment on specific long-term product roadmap plans at this time, but will disclose more details later per our normal communication process.”
Which is basically corporate legalese that says "We can't predict the future, and we might have to change our stance based on unforeseen things that might arise 10 or 1000 years in the future."