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#16 threetonesun

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 17:58

Contrary to what some people might believe, Intel made high-end motherboards (which were oddly overpriced compared to their third-party counterparts).


I don't know that high end is the right word, in all cases. They made some high end boards, they made a lot of very reliable reference boards, and they seemed to be universally expensive unless you could get a deal on them. It was similar to what ATi did when they were still making cards.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:25

I really don't like the thought of desktop users becoming 'enthusiasts' again. Just seems like prices will go up.

Tablets and touch are great, but nothing beats a Desktop and its power for your main hub of control over everything.

#18 Javik

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:28

I don't see this as being the dawn of the "post PC era" at all, Intel are simply stopping motherboard manufacture because it was never really an overly large business for them and it's probably reached a time at which it's worth their time to focus on other things.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 21:51

So Intel will still make the sockets and CPU's, yes ?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 21:55

So Intel will still make the sockets and CPU's, yes ?

of course, just not their own motherboards anymore (which were never the greatest mobos anyway)

#21 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 21:55

wonder if this has anything to do with embedded processor?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:51

I didn't even know Intel made mobos

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:19

And.....does anyone care?

#24 Javik

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 13:11

So Intel will still make the sockets and CPU's, yes ?


And they will still be making chipsets.