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11-30-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Puck View Post
It seems Intel has decided that in the near future, it will solder CPUs unto the motherboard. SO basically Mobo and CPU will be sold as one package. This won't bother most PC consumers but it will affect the enthusiast PC builder and those that would be thinking of CPU replacements or upgrades.
I was pretty alarmed at first, but I had read (somewhere) that the generation after Broadwell would go back to LGA. Intel is probably going to transition to a cadence that goes LGA (for their architecture breakthroughs) and BGA (for die-shrinking, etc.) in alternating years.

Personally, I feel that this is all a result of AMD not being overly competitive with Intel.

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