Originally Posted by Clocknut
Intel simply just need to split the desktop CPU into 2 sections, the APU and the true CPU. Nobody buy a APU with K want that IGP come with it, I have not even use the IGP in my 2500K/2400
intel basically need to push 2011 socket downwards to be more "mainstream" with more CPU choices priced at $200. Now with only 3 CPU on the entire platform is a waste of money.
Some of us just want to buy a CPU only desktop, give us an option below $300, just do like how AMD position their CPU line up. APU + CPU serving diff market needs.
Intel will never do that for two reasons. One, there is the HEDT platform and two they're not going to design a whole new SKU for that tiny portion of enthusiast market based on the laptop chips, which mainstream parts really are.
If you don't like it, you have HEDT option waiting for you. Otherwise there is nothing you can do and Intel won't do anything because that would cost them more than the end profit they would make.