Intel discontinues the “Performance Tuning Protection Plan”
Intel has updated the PTPP program website with information that the program will no longer be offered to new customers as of 1 March. The software was designed to give consumers a choice, whether to overclock the CPUs and risk losing the warranty or to pay a charge of 20 to 30 USD for a piece of thinking that if something happens to the Processor during overclocking, Intel would have a replacement chip. This defense could only be used once to avoid misuse of the software.
It is worth remembering that the Xeon W-3175X premium processor for about USD 3000 will still cover any issues resulting from overclocking. Any other CPU that would be affected during overclocking may theoretically cancel the warranty.
Intel explains that the program has seen better days, and demand for PTPP has declined over time. It was a debut in 2012 when the Sandy Bridge CPUs were still around. Over time, Intel has developed a variety of boosting technologies that automatically deliver successful overclocking out of the box. Around the same time, the chance of destroying the CPU due to overclocking has decreased.
Here is the message that Intel exchanged with PTPP customers:
PTPP Clients, The program of the Performance Tuning Safety Plan has been discontinued. As customers are increasingly overclocking with confidence, we are seeing lower demand for performance tuning security schemes (PTPP). As a result, Intel will no longer be selling new PTPP plans effective 1 March 2021. Intel will continue to concentrate on providing stunning tuning versatility and overclocking tools like Intel Performance Maximizer and Intel XTU. All current plans will continue to be honoured for the remainder of the processor warranty period. For questions, please contact Intel Customer Service. Note on the intel xeon W-31 75X processor Intel xeon W-31 75X Processor is automatically overclocked, no additional plan or activation code is required. Thank you very much, Team PTPP
Intel suggested the purchase of PTPP even while using the company’s own Performance Maximizer, a special overclocking method. According to Intel, the assurance does not extend to processors that do not comply with their original requirements. How does this correspond to the power limit shifts in BIOSes, perhaps nobody knows. Can Intel even detect whether the Processor had been overclocked before it died? That’s a good point, too.
Intel has made it clear several times that overclocking would cancel the warranty, including on slides mentioning new overclocking features for its 10th Gen Core Sequence. The discontinuation of PTPP occurs in the same month as the launch of the 11th Gen Rocket Lake sequence. Some retailers have also offered PTPP for free, but unfortunately this will no longer be possible.