Intel`s been rumoured to be taking steps toward soldering on it`s CPU on the mother board, AMD has and ARM teaming up has left some people thinking is there a future for the socketed CPU? Well AMD has understood this need and has reaffirmed it`s commitment to the socketed CPU.
"AMD has a long history of supporting the DIY and enthusiast desktop market with socketed CPUs and APUs that are compatible with a wide range of motherboard products from our partners. That will continue through 2013 and 2014 with the 'Kaveri' APU and FX CPU lines," Gary Silcott, Corporate Communications of AMD Client Products, told Kirsch in an email. "We have no plans at this time to move to BGA only packaging and look forward to continuing to support this critical segment of the market."
good, if intel does indeed abandon the socket and starts soldering chips on boards this could be exactly the thing AMD needs to capture the enthusiast market share