- Jul 1, 2016
Have you never upgraded a mainboard for future compatibility? Have you never been in a situation wherein you had an issue with your mainboard, but could not afford to purchase a new CPU as well as mainboard to replace it?
You are using a backwards compatible socket to justify non-backwards compatibility. Companies change sockets, yes, but this does not mean it is a requirement to throw out all compatibility. There is no reason that A: a socket should change every 2 years and B: that change in socket should have absolutely no backwards or forwards CPU compatability. You quickly turned this into an AMD versus Intel thing, which didn't work out for you. Intel has been pretty slimy with doing everything they can to force as many CPU and mainboard upgrades as they can, and their revolving-door, completely incompatible sockets are an example of that.
You are also striving to justify anti-consumer actions. I don't quite get it, and I don't really think you'll ever change.
First one no. And I cant imagine anyone that doesn't live on the street to have that issue.
And hold on there cowboy. This isn't about AMD vs Intel. That's something you are busy with and it shows in your post. Obviously you have seen yourself angry on one part. Its simply the defacto standard for the industry due to the every more tight electrical specs. Like it or not. This isn't about evil companies or forcing you to do something. Then you can keep on excusing it as much as you will and put any tags on the other party. It just doesn't change anything. I will leave it there.