- Mar 27, 2009
If a person buys a new PC in order to obtain increased CPU performance Intel only gets a portion of the money spent.I don't doubt that you could earn more revenue from a CPU by allowing cores to be re-enabled, since all that would be required is to charge more than the difference between the initial retail prices of each variant. However, that solution impacts upon future sales, with a consequence of reduced long term revenue.
And if a person buys a used CPU to upgrade their PC Intel gets none of the money spent.
In contrast, With a software upgrade Intel gets 100% of the money spent.
So from Intel's standpoint I don't see why they would be against it.