Controversial: Intel wants customers to pay for additional CPU features

Retro

Founder
Staff member
Joined
4 Jun 2021
Messages
2,074 (3.77/day)
Imagine your CPU having features locked behind a paywall with Intel demanding payment to unlock them? Another way to look at it is that they're holding your CPU to ransom. That's just what Intel is trying to do.

They initially introduced this awful idea a decade ago on Sandy Bridge - which didn't work out - but now want to resurrect it. Read more about it below and let us know what you think of it.

 

Varlov

Member
Joined
17 Sep 2022
Messages
9 (0.11/day)
This behavior is a shameful slap in the face to the generation of scientists and engineers which have all incrementally contributed to the advancement of computer processors. Though, Intel’s mania was just bound to resurface following the success of Apple’s M1 chip. The future of this market will be fascinating indeed!
 
Top Bottom