Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:06

AMD pledges not to ditch socketed chips

Written by Peter Scott

In mid-range APU and FX space at least

Rumours of Intel’s plans to ditch socketed processors altogether have caused an outcry in enthusiast circles, although we doubt Intel will abandon the market anytime soon.

However, AMD is looking to capitalize on the controversy, so it is reassuring consumers that it will keep offering socketed APUs and CPUs in the foreseeable future. In a brief statement issued on Tuesday, AMD’s Chris Hook stated that the company will keep churning out socketed Kaveri APUs and FX CPUs in 2013 and 2014.

“We have no plans at this time to move to BGA only packaging and look forward to continuing to support this critical segment of the market,” wrote Hook.

AMD claims it is still committed to desktop enthusiasts and tinkerers.

However, in the long run, we will probably continue to witness increasing levels of integration, especially in the low and mid-end markets. This trend is probably best exhibited by AMD’s own APUs.

With an ever increasing emphasis on power efficiency and the need of the PC market to transform and constantly adjust to new trends, a few years down the road the desktop market could be unrecognizable, for better or for worse.

More here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments