If I'm understanding right, unless I read the article wrong, doesn't this mean that potentially intel will at some point have all chips soldered to motherboards? I know that AMD likely does this in some realms also. If they only do that for mobile, I could see that. If they extend it to that for desktop PC's and all or 75% of chips weren't replaceable, then imagine what that would mean for enthusiasts.
Assuming the rumours are true, it looks like Intel will solder all their mainstream chips to their boards. The only CPUs that will be swappable will be the enthusiast class and server processors eg. LGA 2011 or whatever its future equivalent is.
All I can say that if this is true, it may give AMD a much needed leg up in the CPU sector, assuming they survive the next couple of years.