How often does intel change chipsets?

It seems like they change their chipsets a lot more then AMD which would seem a little bit annoying.
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  1. Wlau21 said:
    It seems like they change their chipsets a lot more then AMD which would seem a little bit annoying.


    Well yes intel change their chipset more often then AMD. But well so far depending one what your doign with your computer it doesn't mather a lot.

    If your a gamer an i5-2500k will last you for years. You'll just need to switch your GPU and PSU befour needing another CPU.

    For poeple doing 3d rendering and a lot of editithing, its different.
  2. Chipsets change just as frequently between the two manufacturers (think P67 ->Z68 vs 890FX -> 990FX.) What Intel does do more than AMD is change sockets (think LGA775 -> LGA1156 vs. AM2+ -> AM3.) That means a new series of processor requires a new motherboard, instead of just dropping it in to an existing motherboard (as always assuming the motherboard supports it.) A AM3 board will support an AM2+ processor, but a LGA1156 board will not even physically fit, let alone support an LGA775 processor.
  3. I should of said socket instead of chipset. I'm thinking about getting an i3 along with a new z68 motherboard and I don't want to have to get a new motherboard and cpu again in about 3 years.
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