• aardA
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    2 months ago

    Intel is well known for requiring a new board for each new CPU generation, even if it is the same socket. AMD on the other hand is known to push stuff to its physical limits before they break compatibility.

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      2 months ago

      But why? Did Intel make a deal with the board manufacturers? Is this tradition from the days when they build boards themselves?

      I thought they just didn’t care and wanted as little restrictions for their chip design as possible, but if this actually works without drawbacks, that theory is out the window.

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        2 months ago

        Just another instance of common anti-consumer behavior from multi billion dollar companies who have no respect for the customers that line their pockets.

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        2 months ago

        They used to dominate the consumer market prior to Ryzen so might have something to do with it but I got no evidence lol

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        2 months ago

        Intel also sells the chipset and the license to the chipset software; the more boards get sold, the more money they make (as well as their motherboard partners, who also get to sell more, which encourages more manufacturers to make Intel boards and not AMD)

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        There are many motherboard manufactors but only 2 CPU manufacturers (for PC desktop). Board makers don’t “makes deals” so much as have the terms dictated to them. Even graphics card manufacturers made them their bitch back when multi-GPU was a thing - it was them who had to sell their Crossfire/SLL technology on their motherboards.