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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.
Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI / i7 4770K / 2X 8G Gskill 1866 Sniper / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / 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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