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Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby stix on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:40 pm

Intel is planning to wind down it's motherboard business over the next three years; they will stop motherboard development after Haswell chips ship, but continue to make motherboard components.

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/01/24/intel-exiting-motherboard.aspx

Have you heard about NUC? (Next Unit of Computing)

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/next-unit-computing-introduction.html
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:25 am

If I was a motherboard manufacturer, I'd be very concerned with this news. Same goes for system builders. It's going to suck if you have to buy a motherboard and CPU together just because the chip is soldered on the board.

Those NUC kits are pretty cool.
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby stix on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:27 pm

Ian wrote:.... It's going to suck if you have to buy a motherboard and CPU together just because the chip is soldered on the board.


Who's predicting that?
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:07 pm

There were rumors back in November that Intel was going to do it with their Broadwell CPUs.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/displa ... eport.html

I would not be surprised if there was some truth to it. VIA and AMD already do it with some of their CPUs and with the desktop market shrinking, there's less need to upgrade.
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby stix on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:17 pm

Interesting. Thanks for the heads up. May have to build a Haswell rig.

Less need to Upgrade? I thought there was always a need as long as there are faster, more powerful CPUs being built.
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby Ian on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:44 pm

I meant replacing the CPU for a faster one. With more and more people buying laptops and tablets instead of desktops, they just toss out the old one and buy new instead of upgrading the components.
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:03 am

sniffle. I loved building and engineer testing the Intel D5400XS "Skulltrail" system. Dual socket 771s man that was a sweet rig
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby pie1 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:38 am

What's the main reason for stopping motherboard development? thanks for the inputs! I just knew it here..
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Re: Intel to exit motherboard market

Postby hoxlund on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:38 am

I think it's hard for them to keep up with sales with the big boys of asus, gigabyte, msi etc...

Their motherboards are fine but they just don't have the flash of the enthusiasts boards
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