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I was merely trying to create a pseudo-metaphor to explain how the tech companies are the ones that need to keep themselves one move ahead and we, the consumers get to enjoy better technology every year for the same price.

The reason people complain, is because of this. They buy 3-channel boards for 200$. In a year, you can get 4-channel for the same price and they're pissed.
Yes of course, I just thought you were saying that it's exactly because of the new fabs that mobos can have more features and more advanced technology for the same price as the previous worse ones.

But it's also true that if the new boards will have more complicated tracing around the socket and dimms then the boards should be more expensive. This is because although the technology of the processors, chipsets etc. evolves pretty quickly, the basic technology behind making a PCB, circuit has stayed the same for quite a while IIRC.

But we should just wait and see, it's quite pointless to argue about something that's gonna release in 6 months.
 
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8 cores, 6 cores, 12 cores, release dates etc...where is this information being leaked? I mean it sounds as if there is some insider trading going on...is a member of Intel Corp's BOD or R&D dept an active member here? Can someone please point towards the non-speculative source for all this "information?"
    
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Yes of course, I just thought you were saying that it's exactly because of the new fabs that mobos can have more features and more advanced technology for the same price as the previous worse ones.

But it's also true that if the new boards will have more complicated tracing around the socket and dimms then the boards should be more expensive. This is because although the technology of the processors, chipsets etc. evolves pretty quickly, the basic technology behind making a PCB, circuit has stayed the same for quite a while IIRC.

But we should just wait and see, it's quite pointless to argue about something that's gonna release in 6 months.
People said the same thing about 32nm. How to get to 32nm we would need tri-gate transistors, instead of the usual dual-gate 0/1.

But that turned out well and the price didn't go up.

My entire point is that hardware (as long as there is sufficient competition), will ALWAYS be the same price. The MANUFACTURERS are the ones who are going to chow down the costs of new architectures, not the consumers. We're not going to pay a tax for the rightful evolution of the industry.

But yeah, we'll wait and see.
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