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Author Topic: Scandalous Intel  (Read 1868 times)

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Re: Scandalous Intel
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 04:12 AM »
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Looking to purchase a Haswell or Ivy Bridge Intel CPU? ... According to bloggers, Intel recently got caught using thermal paste on its CPUs and lying about it – the revelation suggests that Intel CPUs may not last longer than three to five years before succumbing to overheating.

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Re: Scandalous Intel
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 04:27 AM »
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Re: Scandalous Intel
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 05:57 AM »
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Unfortunately, building defects into products remains a standard practice in modern industrial societies. After all, the best mousetrap doesn’t make a man rich – it’s the mousetrap that you need to buy 50 times that makes a profit. And CPUs with shorter life expediencies destroy second-hand markets.


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Re: Scandalous Intel
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 10:27 AM »
I wonder if this holds true for their mobile chips. Are the chips in high end laptops built to fail also? Not many people replace cpus in a laptop and hopefully they aren't building those to fail. Not to mention the fact that CPU temps are more critical in a laptop.

I was hoping to pick up a high end laptop soon as the mobile advantages of the new Haswell chip are significant. But, I won't drop $1,200 plus on a computer if I thought I would have to throw it away after a few years.

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Re: Scandalous Intel
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 11:43 AM »
I doubt anyone would be that foolish to screw with the mobile market. It's too big, too profitable, and there's too much scrutiny in it. The desktop market is by comparison a bastard, red-headed, deformed stepchild that the industry pundits prefer to ignore. Well, you know what I mean. They pay lip service once in a while, but the desktop is mostly ignored. The mobile market profit margins are insane. Nobody will screw with that for now, or at least until mobile hardware becomes a commodity, which the industry is colluding together to prevent from happening. And yes... it is a conspiracy to milk you of as much $$$ as possible. Look into it. Don't believe me. Check for yourself.

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Re: Scandalous Intel
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 02:13 PM »
I doubt anyone would be that foolish to screw with the mobile market. It's too big, too profitable, and there's too much scrutiny in it. The desktop market is by comparison a bastard, red-headed, deformed stepchild that the industry pundits prefer to ignore. Well, you know what I mean. They pay lip service once in a while, but the desktop is mostly ignored. The mobile market profit margins are insane. Nobody will screw with that for now, or at least until mobile hardware becomes a commodity, which the industry is colluding together to prevent from happening. And yes... it is a conspiracy to milk you of as much $$$ as possible. Look into it. Don't believe me. Check for yourself.

Shorter processor lifespans would be disastrous for their OEM customers. One of the reasons people are willing to pay so much for high end laptops is their lifespan and resale value on the used market. Low end laptops are practically disposable and their price reflects that.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2013, 02:20 PM by Vurbal »