Originally Posted by CapnCrunch10
Originally Posted by Diablosbud
Intel uses TIM under die instead of solder on mainstream platform, nobody says much. Box on Extreme Edition CPU's changes from black to blue, "This is an outrage!"
I think very few people if any are happy with Intel not using solder for both IB and Haswell.
The margins on these things must be ridiculous. Intel could have easily afforded to make the $1k box a little more unique so the people buying these can feel a little less ripped off. Only another reason to ditch the X models and go with the 4930K instead.
Yeah, their dies are ridiculously small too. FX 6300 costs about the same as i3. FX 6300 is about 300mm^2 die (I realize parts of it are disabled, but still) and i3 is around 90mm^2. They sell for the same price about. Intel must be making ridiculous amounts of money compared to AMD.
But this is just a part of Intel killing the desktop and enthusiast market. They want enthusiast desktops to be as unexciting as possible while removing features and disappointing people. This way, sales go down and they can turn to the business-folks and go, "look at how bad enthusiast sales are doing!"
It's all a part of getting out of the "lol my Nehalem is still good and it's 5 years old!" (which it is) and into the "my cell phone is one year old, it's old and sucky I need a new one!" market.
Everyone wants into this market. MS, Intel, AMD, Samsung, etc. It's where the money is.