It happened with LGA775, and it was bound to happen again. Intel obviously doesn’t want you to use the same motherboard for more than 12 months. With LGA775, we had an interesting concept. Socket debuted in 2003, but for every new processor line-up, you had to buy the new motherboard that used the very same Socket. If you bought 925X-based chipset, you could not use Dual-Core Pentiums, if you bought a motherboard that runs DC Pentium, it would not run Core 2, (some) motherboards that ran Core 2 Duo didn’t support Core 2 Quad and so on. Probably the most humorous motherboard of them all
In case you never heard about AVC, this company is a well-known large OEM/ODM manufacturer of cooling equipment. If you own a retail boxed processor from either Intel or AMD, chances are that in the past or present, you had AVC-built cooler bundled with the CPU. As company description explains, this company has extremely long lead-times, needed for implementation into designs of computers from manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Acer and many others. If we take into account that the mainstream Nehalem platform (Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors, probably branded as Core i3 & i5) is set to debut this summer, it’s no wonder that i5
Intel cancels CPU+GPU parts based on 45nm Havendale and Auburndale cores. No Core i3 in 2009!