Intel sticking with socket CPUs for “the foreseeable future”
Roshan Ashraf Shaikh / 5 years ago
Last week, the rumour about Haswell being the last LGA type processors traveled faster than the speed of light. The report that was first reported by PC Watch mentioned that Intel would only be offering 14 nm based Broadwell processor which would be soldered on the board itself. That story, many didn’t believe and didn’t want to believe and some may have hated Intel for making such a decision.
The rumour started to be a familiar news report from multiple news and tech sites reporting it. AMD decided to assure their end users by saying that they are committed to being loyal to DIY Hardware Enthusiasts. Intel on the other hand hadn’t responded until now.
Intel told Maximum PC that they will remain committed to the desktop enthusiast market as well and will continue to offer socket parts in the LGA package for the “foreseeable future”.
It doesn’t sound assuring when the words “foreseeable future” comes with it. Most likely Intel may be finding the right time to make the decision. Still it’s a move that should be avoided as much as possible and it’s something that a lot of people will agree with, especially the motherboard manufacturers. Lower Tier manufacturers will most likely get affected, but for now, Intel is backing the DIY community.