So while Intel is galavanting in their glory, the rest of the consumer base gets to wither away with their on-chip CPUs. Except, no, not really. Haswell will only work with the Haswell boards, Ivy Bridge only works with its boards and whatever Haswell introduces. Nobody honestly upgrades CPUs anymore, and if this ends up reducing cost, fine, and if raises it, well, nobody is building assembly these parts to make a computer computers anymore. It’s fun, they can work well, but it just isn’t the thing these days.
Also, the disturbing part of this story is that every other cover of the story links back to Semi Accurate. With only a single root source, I have reason to doubt this is actually absolutely fact and true.