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No more removeable CPU, Intel said so

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Probably following/copying MS bussines models on 'Surface',
Intel decided to cut the mobo makers, and sell the new CPU already soldered on Intel own motherboards.

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That would be really sad! Intel makes crappy motherboards and it would drastically reduce choice/selection.

Other OEMs might still be able to buy CPUs and sell them pre-soldered to motherboards but it would still reduce choice by a lot. There would only be so many motherboard/CPU combos available from each OEM and in stock at different retailers.

Edit: Yes, there's still AMD, but when their "high end" 8 core monsters barely compete with "entry-level" dual core i3's (especially if you ignore rendering benchmarks!) while consuming more than twice the power and that it costs 60% more too ($190 vs $120)...
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There's always AMD... :ph34r:





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If Intel does that, it will lose a lot of clients - it's not a viable option for a business.

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