Intel Corporation has reportedly updated its long-term roadmap with its plans concerning microprocessor packaging and the future of desktop platforms. As it appears, they have decided not to aggressively push chips in BGA packaging
into the desktop market. Instead, they will continue to sell LGA form-factor processors for the foreseeable future.
According to unidentified sources from Taiwan-based motherboard manufacturers, Intel will retain LGA packaging for 95% of desktop central processing units until, at least, the first half of 2015, when the Intel releaseses processor based on Skylake micro-architecture. There will be entry-level chips for desktops based on Broadwell and Skylake architectures in BGA packaging. Still the majority of mainstream desktop chips will come in LGA packaging, allowing interchangeability of chips for users.