The welded processor controversy of Intel Drawn, and now it's official (seemingly) - in a few years we will start to see more and more Processors Sold when soldered in advance to the motherboard
Last year, We were furious when we discovered that Intel apparently had plans to abandon processor residency and instead adopt a business model where processors would be soldered directly to the motherboard and could not be purchased separately or upgraded separately.
According to a reliable source From the motherboards industry, the frenzy of desktop-soldered CPUsBroadwell: Minimizing 14 Nanometer Manufacturing ProcessHaswell Which is expected to emerge into our lives in a storm in 2014. Processors The low-end markets will probably not be available in the version that is suitable for theHaswell And from 2016 or higher it may no longer be possible to upgrade Processors rule.
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According to the source, the sale of the motherboard combined with a built-in processor gives big motherboard manufacturers an added advantage over the smaller ones: because they will buy more processors, they will necessarily get better prices (remember the group sales we had? Better price?) And will also be able to choose chips with better frequency potential. This will enable the motherboards manufacturer to sell processors at Overclock from the factory (as has been done for many years in the video card market)Turbo Boost של Intel.
The downside of the whole thing is what happens if the motherboard breaks down after a certain period of use. Processor is the most reliable hardware component and if at all Motherboard Which turned out to be an option to replace the processor, would make life unnecessarily difficult for the business that sold us the combination, not to mention the entire replacement process along the importer-manufacturer chain.
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As we have already noted, the transition from upgradable colonies to welded processors will happen in stages. On 2014, with the launch of theBroadwell, Will be available from theCore i5 and the-Core i7 Which are designed for the performance and extreme markets as upgrade versions suitable for the high-LGA 1150, While theCore i3 And down will probably be available only to motherboard manufacturers who in turn will sell them in combination with their motherboards.
Apparently, the latest generation of processors Intel Which will have the option to replace Processors Easily the next generationSkylake: The 14 Nanometer's production processBroadwell But a completely new processing architecture that comes in 2015. A year later, in 2016, the architecture will go down to a process of 10 nanometer production, you get the name Skymont And probably will no longer be available with the ability to upgrade. Too bad.