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Old 01-23-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

Yeah, if your stuck in your office chair all the time like me a desktop that never moves is wonderful. You have the big monitor positioned comfortly away from your big keyboard plus full size mouse. The desktop might be slipping away but that doesn't mean its losing its usefulness.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

Pretty hard to focus on a handheld device, easily dsitracted and well if you wanna work decent on something even if it is a game focus is important
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Yeah, if your stuck in your office chair all the time like me a desktop that never moves is wonderful. You have the big monitor positioned comfortly away from your big keyboard plus full size mouse. The desktop might be slipping away but that doesn't mean its losing its usefulness.
Yes, but if the tablet is as powerful as you need then you can simply dock it to those big peripherals. And then you have the benefit of the tablet form factor when portable mobility is needed.

Currently a desktop can always be configured (at build time) to be more powerful than a tablet, but that will change eventually, and probably sooner than later. When the tablet can run the most demanding of apps as well as a desktop, then we won't want a desktop.

The only loss will be the upgradeability of the desktop, but i guess they can always supply add-on devices to expand capacity and performance if the demand is there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Yes, but if the tablet is as powerful as you need then you can simply dock it to those big peripherals. And then you have the benefit of the tablet form factor when portable mobility is needed.

Currently a desktop can always be configured (at build time) to be more powerful than a tablet, but that will change eventually, and probably sooner than later. When the tablet can run the most demanding of apps as well as a desktop, then we won't want a desktop.

The only loss will be the upgradeability of the desktop, but i guess they can always supply add-on devices to expand capacity and performance if the demand is there.
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

Well it is hard to argue for the desktop as it is losing and losing for a reason. When you mention upgrade abiltiy in a desktop that has sort of waned as well, most addon cards were adapters and now there are plenty of ports/bandwidth available.

I have plenty of room for a desktop case in the office, I will just get it as quiet and cool as possible which are the only drawbacks. Tablets and handhelds are silent and don't overheat at all.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #21
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

It's just a normal evolutionary process. The advent of Phablets is just accelerating things a bit.

No problem with keeping a desktop PC as long as I can cross platforms with it. For the most part, Blackberry, Apple, and Samsung assist with these efforts quite smartly.

The main thing for me is the freedom of not having to carry a laptop around when I am on the road. Smartphone works just fine.
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Thanks Jim like I said on another post, Intel might not make any more motherboards but the other high end manufactures sure will, and I don't think Intel will stop improving there chipsets and cpu's any time soon, there's way to much money to be made!
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

Good point fv!

Guys, this is a significant event in the industry, so i've posted this thread at the top of our front page and added a quote to the first post.

We talked in earlier posts about the sad prospect of the potential loss of our beloved desktop PC. I dk if people who've never built their own system would understand just how much passion we system builders have.

It involves procurement of parts, associated research, learning, chatting with like minded people over technicalities, testing, optimising, competing and playing and eventually decommissioning and making way for the next exciting build. Indeed abx itself is founded on such activity.

It will be a very sad day if we no longer have the option to pursue this "hobby". Of course, the other vendors are still there and prrhaps this segment of the retail industry will continue to run for many years. I sure hope so. No point getting all gloomy about it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #25
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

Thanks.

I think we have a few good and exciting years left. The real question is how many people will still want to? I am counting on the top-tier board makers to solve that.

Bring on Haswell.


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Good point fv!

Guys, this is a significant event in the industry, so i've posted this thread at the top of our front page and added a quote to the first post.

We talked in earlier posts about the sad prospect of the potential loss of our beloved desktop PC. I dk if people who've never built their own system would understand just how much passion we system builders have.

It involves procurement of parts, associated research, learning, chatting with like minded people over technicalities, testing, optimising, competing and playing and eventually decommissioning and making way for the next exciting build. Indeed abx itself is founded on such activity.

It will be a very sad day if we no longer have the option to pursue this "hobby". Of course, the other vendors are still there and prrhaps this segment of the retail industry will continue to run for many years. I sure hope so. No point getting all gloomy about it.
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

The trend is tablets (anything below a laptop/netbook and above a smartphone.

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/30...o-ship-in-2013
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Thanks.

I think we have a few good and exciting years left. The real question is how many people will still want to? I am counting on the top-tier board makers to solve that.

Bring on Haswell.
Even though the desktop CPU's and chipsets continue, Haswell is only 84W max. This will eliminate a lot of high temp and water cooling products as well as high wattage power supplies. The mobo will be more barren than ever and I can't wait to see the doo-dads ASUS affixes to the high-end ones.
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Good point fv!

Guys, this is a significant event in the industry, so i've posted this thread at the top of our front page and added a quote to the first post.

We talked in earlier posts about the sad prospect of the potential loss of our beloved desktop PC. I dk if people who've never built their own system would understand just how much passion we system builders have.

It involves procurement of parts, associated research, learning, chatting with like minded people over technicalities, testing, optimising, competing and playing and eventually decommissioning and making way for the next exciting build. Indeed abx itself is founded on such activity.

It will be a very sad day if we no longer have the option to pursue this "hobby". Of course, the other vendors are still there and prrhaps this segment of the retail industry will continue to run for many years. I sure hope so. No point getting all gloomy about it.
Very well said Zap.
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

I am counting on Gigabyte to keep things simple!

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Even though the desktop CPU's and chipsets continue, Haswell is only 84W max. This will eliminate a lot of high temp and water cooling products as well as high wattage power supplies. The mobo will be more barren than ever and I can't wait to see the doo-dads ASUS affixes to the high-end ones.
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Re: Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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Even though the desktop CPU's and chipsets continue, Haswell is only 84W max. This will eliminate a lot of high temp and water cooling products as well as high wattage power supplies. The mobo will be more barren than ever and I can't wait to see the doo-dads ASUS affixes to the high-end ones.
Yea same here, will be interesting to see what they/ASUS does to the
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