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Old June 19, 2017, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Not sure if anyone picked up on it but......

Intel is showing i5-series processors for X299 as well. Honestly, not sure where this is going but I don't think it bodes well for the future of unlocked LGA1151 CPUs.
That'd be ill advised at best. I can think of nothing that would drive me into AMD's arms quicker than a move like that.

I can see one heck of a lot of the low end processors becoming orphaned a lot quicker than 1366 920s did. Who in their right mind is going to pair a used/hand-me-down processor with a motherboard that costs twice as much (retail) as the used proc does? Especially once all of the "bargain" boards are gone from the limited run retail production lines.
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC) / i7 8700K / 2X 8G XPG Spectrix D40 (3000) / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / Intel 760p 512GB NVMe / Seagate Barracuda 1TB / ASUS SWIFT PG279Q

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 1X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / Uncased 256GB Sandisk Z400S SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 24" Westinghouse L2410NM
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