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    Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    der8auer tests individual processor pins and tapes off multiple pins to prove hypothesis.
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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    Are they unnecessary though? Without them Intel couldn't profit fron motherboard royalties as frequently...

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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    Always love Der8auer for his really hands on and very strong investigative approaches. He may have muscles but that definitely hasn't detracted from his brains!

    Everyone knew what Intel said is "balderdash" but who is going to complain? Intel are going to look at this and go "yeah, and?" and there will be a barely discernible dip in sales. That's just how it is sadly

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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post

    Everyone knew what Intel said is "balderdash" but who is going to complain? Intel are going to look at this and go "yeah, and?" and there will be a barely discernible dip in sales. That's just how it is sadly
    The only way to stop Intel doing things like this, is to go AMD instead and let Intel know why but, it would need a coordinated effort by a huge number of customers and we know that isn't likely to happen.

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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    The only way to stop Intel doing things like this, is to go AMD instead and let Intel know why but, it would need a coordinated effort by a huge number of customers and we know that isn't likely to happen.
    PC box sellers will be happy as they want to sell new computers. I guess board manufacturers are a bit either way - old stock loses value but they get to sell more newer boards. Just the enthusiasts who really suffer. Performance gains weren't enough to justify getting new kit for me so ended up going second hand for the last upgrade.

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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    You can just imagine Intel & the Motherboard makers gathering in a remote hotel room somewhere agreeing on how they can stitch up the consumer once more with an unnecessary socket change.

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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    You can just imagine Intel & the Motherboard makers gathering in a remote hotel room somewhere agreeing on how they can stitch up the consumer once more with an unnecessary socket change.
    The motherboard makers are largely a patsy in this. They'd be more than happy to extend the life of their current range (a bios update is FAR cheaper than a full retooling,) and update their marketing than build a whole new set of boards.

    Intel has beaten them down before, with "unofficially" unlocked features being removed in bios updates. The contracts intel have with them are very restrictive.

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    Re: Intel Z390 socket analysis shows extra power pins unnecessary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Always love Der8auer for his really hands on and very strong investigative approaches. He may have muscles but that definitely hasn't detracted from his brains!
    And probably the reverse, given that exercise, ostensibly done for the body, also gives a boost to the brain.

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