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Submitted by mpctips 600d ago | news

AMD Committed to Upgradeable CPUs / APUs

Legit Reviews: Two weeks ago, Legit Reviews reported on rumors that Intel might be planning on moving away from socketed desktop processors after Haswell in favor of the BGA package design with Broadwell. The news came as a shock to many, but some might have foreseen that changes are coming due to the 'new' desktop PC market that we are in today. Many enthusiasts that build their own PC were disappointed by these rumors as it would severely limit how you update your platform since BGA package is permanently soldered to the motherboard. AMD must have smelled blood as we got an e-mail from Gary Silcott, Corporate Communications of AMD Client Products, who told us that AMD will be keeping socketed CPUs and APUs around through at least 2014 with the "Kaveri" APU and FX CPU lines. (AMD, PC, PC hardware)

Credit url: maximumpc.com
justinbkerr  +   600d ago
It's gong to be the only competitive advantage they have soon.
newsguy  +   600d ago
Intel still has a significant lead in performance though

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