Originally Posted by Zero4549
I don't understand why everyone is making a big deal out of this now, as it it were something new. Intel has been constantly pushing new platforms for every other cpu generation. They even openly admit it in all their talks. You've all heard of their tick-tock strategy - what did you think would happen with each new tick? What HAS historically happened with each new tick?
If you don't like it, buy an amd cpu, and don't complain that said AMD cpu doesn't perform as well as it's intel counterparts. That is the choice you have to make whenever one company has an advantage over another in a market where there is a duopoly.
Don't like the system? Well I guess you all should have supported other cpu manufacturers when they were still actively producing consumer pc parts. Those of you too young to know what I'm talking about, I'm sorry you inherited this situation but it is how it is, now go get some CE degrees and add a third option to the list!
Heh, when Zero is right, he's right, I'll give him that.
But he is, though. I hear so much whining about socket changes, it's rediculous. What does everyone expect? Intel has long wanted to go this route. If you don't like it, luckily, you still have AMD. Last I checked, they like to hold on to sockets and compatability between generations as much as possible.
The reality is that Intels yearly releases bring us less and less gains anyway. As I said before, why does someone running a Haswell want Broadwell anyway? It's like SB to IB, or IB to Haswell. For the few people that bought a low end Haswell with an idea to go to Broadwell, that sucks. But I've always said you are better off waiting longer, rather than going really cheap to upgrade in the near future. It will save you money in the long run. Just be patient.