Contribute
Register

Report: Intel to kill off socket CPUs with Broadwell

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Apr 7, 2011
Messages
183
Motherboard
Asrock Z370 Extreme4
CPU
i7-8770k
Graphics
GeForce GTX 960
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Joined
Jun 8, 2012
Messages
369
Motherboard
Asus X99-A
CPU
i7-5820K
Graphics
GTX Titan X
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Air
  3. MacBook Pro
  4. Mac mini
  5. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Classic
  2. Color Classic
  3. eMac
  4. iBook
  5. iMac
  6. Performa
  7. Power Mac
  8. PowerBook
  9. Quadra
  10. Xserve
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/26/intel-kills-off-the-desktop-pcs-go-with-it/

I don't think that would be the end of Hackintosh, per se, as long as the mobo/cpu combinations were hackable. But if true this isn't good news. I'm skeptical. Seems like a large market share to simply lose? Why not create socket versions with pins of the same CPUs and sell them at a higher cost?

I just read another article that the Japanese source was mistranslated. Essentially what it was meant to convey that Haswell will be Desktop then Broadwell will be a laptop only upgrade. In the meantime higher clocked or V2 instances of Haswell will still be shipping for desktops. After that the desktops will see their proper upgrade with the Skylake chips. So it sounds like Haswell will be around for a good long while in the desktop market.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top