Intel quits motherboard business

intel logoWhen you think of PC motherboards companies such as Gigabyte, ASUS and ASRock always come to mind but the truth is that there’s another major and well-known company that has been quietly making motherboards for decades – Intel. It seems however that this will soon be a thing of the past.

Indeed Intel has decided to put an end to its motherboard business starting with the upcoming LGA1150 Haswell platform. The company can’t just give up its motherboards so the entire process will take three years which means Haswell will still be featured in Intel’s motherboards but this is it.

Intel’s decision is final and has been prompted by intense competition on the motherboard market where ASUS, Gigabyte and ASRock feature a large number of motherboards for just about anyone while being very quick in implementing new technologies, and another major factor being the drop in PC sales. Intel feels it should focus on other products and this is another reason for the upcoming end of Intel motherboards.

Along with this announcement however Intel also said it would honor warranties of already sold motherboards.


Source: MaximumPC

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