Originally Posted by MadRabbit
Just because it seems it was actually needed this time?
How many pages have people complained about this now? And do you, or anyone in that fact, actually think Intel cares? The same goes for people calling them "greedy" - they are an company and not a privately held one at that. Its their duty to make as much money as possible. And if they step above the law they get fined (as they have). Just because some one deems its "wrong" to lock non K series, thats their opinion. Sure, by morals its wrong, no doubt about that. But in the end "morals" wont pay your bills even more if those bills are in billions.
We know Intel doesn't care, that's not what the issue is. I honestly don't know how or any details regarding Intel being able to pull this off. I understand on some of the lower boards because of the way they are designed and it's always been like that, the chipset series went hand in hand with the mb's feature set, but for the Z series at least it makes no sense. Mb makers should be able to add any features they can to differentiate themselves from others in the market that their engineering team can come up with.
I mean even when there was a northbridge and mb makers used Intels own NB Intel didn't have enough control over them to force them to edit their mb features to prevent any manipulation of the clocks.
And I for one am even today doing a fresh build for a client/friend and went AMD due to this decision by Intel. I already built me a skylake based HTPC but no more.
The issue is the precedence that is being set, that's what is under all of this to me. Yes for now we have bios in the wild that we can find, but what about after the next MB revision etc. And this is not like the previous issues which Intel squashed which was oc'ing on non Z motherboards.
I just can't find any reason in my head to justify this from a business perspective especially knowing how small the true oc'ing community is. I prevented at least 10 sales to Intel today alone and I'll keep doing that. Intel screwed themselves with SandyBridge, I broke once 5 plus years ago to their shenanigans but not again, I thought they were coming back on track, doesn't anybody remember their Skulltrail series boards, I mean come on Intel helped build our hobby up too but now they just see $$$$$$$$$$ out of us because hell we'll pay $3,000.00 for a damn Titan vidya cardz yo!!
Just sick of the industry and anyone who accepts and perpetuates it.
God I hope AMD never leaves, I'll be jobless if they do.