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Windows 7: Intel 'preparing' to put an end to user-replaceable CPUs

28 Nov 2012   #21
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If my thoughts are true the choices would be very limited.
I don't think there needs to be as many choices. Do we really need all the various processors that we have now? Take a look in the Intel Ark to see how many revisions and steppings there are. What I see happening is Intel creating a low, mid, and high end proc, and then pairing it with one or two chipsets. For example, an H61 and a P67. That gives a potential of six choices, and that could be trimmed to 5 by eliminating the high end chip on the lower chipset. Now each manufacturer can take those proc and chipset combo, and do with them as they see fit...maybe add extra features, like SLI, onboard wireless, etc. You could still do mini, micro, or full ATX, with various feature differences between them with respect to the size of the PCB.

When you lay it all out, this decision wouldn't be very limiting at all.


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28 Nov 2012   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just prefer as many choices as I can get. I just don't want to go the way Henry Ford did. Chose any color car you want as long as it is black.
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28 Nov 2012   #23
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think that would be a real worry. Right now, if you ask me, we have too many choices. Trimming that down a bit, without cutting out any manufacturer wouldn't hurt anyone.
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28 Nov 2012   #24
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Fine with me as long as AMD doesn't follow suit.

Seriously though, that can't be good for the build it yourself crowd.
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28 Nov 2012   #25
x BlueRobot

 

First Microsoft with Windows 8 and now Intel with processors; what is happening?
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28 Nov 2012   #26
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

Watch AMD start making bank now :P
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28 Nov 2012   #27
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Watch AMD start making bank now :P
Oh for sure! They will suddenly be the only ballgame in town for system builders if Intel takes that route.
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28 Nov 2012   #28
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I don't think that would be a real worry. Right now, if you ask me, we have too many choices. Trimming that down a bit, without cutting out any manufacturer wouldn't hurt anyone.
You surely mean trimming like that:

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28 Nov 2012   #29
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Don't care, as long as AMD doesn't do it. :P
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28 Nov 2012   #30
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

If Intel does this, AMD will definitely gain more customers especially PC enthusiasts.
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