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1155 Chipset - Intel's Control

Last response: in CPUs
April 11, 2011 12:17:34 PM

So I'm building a new rig and am looking at the Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield but, all benchmarks are pointing toward 155 chipset. My worry is about how much control Intel will have in regards to the built in piracy hardware. I am not one to pirate software but, I am worried about the future of this chipset. I’m a little uncomfortable knowing Intel has the ability to run an update for the chip which may not sit well with users. I do watch streaming movies and TV shows and could see Intel possibly updating the chip to block the ability to stream video which does not meet licensing agreements.

Am I just being paranoid or do others also feel uncomfortable running a CPU which the manufacturer has so much control over.
April 11, 2011 12:19:19 PM

Sorry for the repeat posts. My Gov machine isn't playing nice with the site.