ty_ger07I don't think that the core will be socketed, but I could be proven wrong. Usually they are only socketed during the engineering sample phase, but soldered in the final product to increase reliability, reduce price, and reduce physical (vertical) size.
kougar they don't have to build cards or PCBs themselves.
kougarIt also means all Intel has to do is validate designs as they do with CPUs, they don't have to build cards or PCBs themselves.
kougarGPUs as a removable/upgradable "chip" are a fun idea, it's not like the video out or VRM changes any between the majority of generations... and people could even re-use their coolers or waterblocks too, which overall would cut down significantly on the cost of upgrading cards. Would be amazed if it ever happened in the consumer space though.
GTXJackBauer You actually got me thinking. I wonder if EVGA will take part in making Intel based GPUs.
ty_ger07With what you just said about Intel not having to build the cards/PCBs themselves, you know this sounds extremely similar to their CPU/motherboard business, right? You know the result of that: new sockets and forced upgrades at every possible opportunity in order to satisfy the vendor who creates the PCBs. So, you see, the one quote invalidates the other quote.
kougar There used to be a time when Intel was the go-to choice for motherboard brands if people prized stable, solid platforms above overclocking or gamer features.
GTXJackBauerkougar they don't have to build cards or PCBs themselves. You actually got me thinking. I wonder if EVGA will take part in making Intel based GPUs.
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