I reported a while back on a rumour doing the rounds that Intel was abandoning the idea of socketed CPUs and would offer a CPU and motherboard combination after 2014 for the low-end market – a likely possibility, but one that would be a disastrous move for Intel at this point in time. AMD surfaced with their own statement and assured that it would remain dedicated to a socketed CPU design. Intel’s Daniel Snyder has also now approached the media and said that, “Intel remains committed to the growing desktop enthusiast and channel markets, and will continue to offer socketed parts in the LGA package for the foreseeable future for our customers and the Enthusiast DIY market. However, Intel cannot comment on specific long-term product roadmap plans at this time.” So, that still leaves the BGA socket as a possibility then. Well-spun, Intel, well-spun.