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    Slightly wacky motherboard idea

    Some random Friday ramblings...

    VIA have already made a northbridge with integrated CPU, which they put on things like Mini-ITX boards. Strikes me that they could quite easily include an Intel compatible FSB on there as well, and have a motherboard that out of the box runs as a 1GHz C7, but has the ability to accept a Core2-Duo instead giving a very cheap PC with both integrated graphics and CPU that can be upgraded to a power house. The C7 CPU takes a tiny amount of silicon, so should hardly increase the cost of a mobo. I'm thinking something like the P4M890 as a base.

    Handy for diagnostics too.

    Sounds like an ideal Asrock product

    Wouldn't work so well for an AMD as the northbridge there requires the AMD cpu to run the memory and a seperate C7 DIMM socket involves extra cost, though again Asrock have made products like that (remember the combined S754/S939 board?).

    Is it just me who would buy such a board? If so perhaps I should get me coat

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    i dnt think intel let them make intel chipsets now

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    Intel don't let them make CPU's with an intel compatible bus.

    They have a license for the chipset end.

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