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    News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    Two client architectures coexisting in the same year.
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    Re: News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    Do I go with Broadwell or Skylake, hmmm.......

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    Re: News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    .... and the extra pin on Socket 1151 will mean having to buy an entire new set-up.

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    Question Re: News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by entigy View Post
    .... and the extra pin on Socket 1151 will mean having to buy an entire new set-up.
    Shouldn't some sort of Trading Standards commission thingy look into Intel (in league with mobo manufacturers) constantly 'forcing' upgrades? Or is the extra pin really necessary in order to facilitate all new fancy features?
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    Re: News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    If Skylake supports DDR4, and Broadwell only supports DDR3 then it'd make sense to change the socket slightly in order to ensure no-one makes the mistake of mismatching things.

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    Re: News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Shouldn't some sort of Trading Standards commission thingy look into Intel (in league with mobo manufacturers) constantly 'forcing' upgrades? Or is the extra pin really necessary in order to facilitate all new fancy features?
    While DDR4 might be a legitimate reason to change sockets, the main reason for Intel changing sockets (almost) every year is that Intel like to give their old fabs something to do. Now that their other idea (Atoms on old processes) is no more, chipsets it is.

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    Re: News - Intel Broadwell and Skylake client CPUs both launching in 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    While DDR4 might be a legitimate reason to change sockets, the main reason for Intel changing sockets (almost) every year is that Intel like to give their old fabs something to do. Now that their other idea (Atoms on old processes) is no more, chipsets it is.
    It seems to be reasonable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Shouldn't some sort of Trading Standards commission thingy look into Intel (in league with mobo manufacturers) constantly 'forcing' upgrades? Or is the extra pin really necessary in order to facilitate all new fancy features?
    I dont think its that bad anyway. The CPUs they make are powerful and you dont need to replace them often. By making you to replace whole system, they make you to think twice before you do it. So in more cases you will wait a generation or more.
    At that time you has to replace your CPU because you need more performance, you anyway have to replace the whole stuff.(i am assuming that you want top performance as you are considering upgrade to the new Intel processor when it just comes out)
    They may hurt themselves more than us, i already skipped 3 processors i would buy if i had compatible socket.
    But in reality my i7 no need upgrade at all.


    There is another view for this as well, making new sockets make them forget about the legacy, they can move one without looking back and that is huge issue.


    Another thing is, why the graphic cards are not customizable at all? They are just an computer, they have the GPU, memory, chipset and mainboard.
    No one blames them for being preassemble.

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