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Why does Intel have to keep changing sockets?

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2 years ago#1
Is it just to be jerks?
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2 years ago#2
Mostly to ensure the motherboards get upgraded.
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2 years ago#3
Those extra pins are what keep them a step ahead of the competition!!!!

Either that or they want you to buy new motherboards because they're making money off of those, too. And their partners who design and manufacture those boards have to be pretty happy about the extra money as well.
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