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Intel looking to leave the desktop motherboard business within 3 years

Intel leaving the desktop motherboard business in the next three years

Trace Hagan | Jan 22, 2013 at 07:33 pm CST (0 mins, 45 secs reading time)

Big news out of Intel today. They are looking to end their desktop motherboard business over the next 3 years. Intel will continue to provide chipsets for third-party manufacturers, but will no longer be producing desktop motherboards. This announcement isn't too surprising, though it was a bit unexpected.

Intel looking to leave the desktop motherboard business within 3 years | TweakTown.com

The Intel staff will go to different projects, such as developing the NUC boards and reference boards. Reference boards are often the basis of many third-party designs. Intel plans to stop developing desktop motherboards after the Haswell launch, though all Intel boards will still carry a full warranty and will continue to be supported by Intel.

The socketed CPU design will continue to be available past Broadwell in 2014, though the cadence of release is said to be slower than what we are currently used to. Third-party motherboards should continue to be the high-quality specimens that most of us have come to love.

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