Intel has announced that its Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP), an extended warranty offering protection from damage that occurred during CPU overclocking, is no longer available. The company confirmed the termination of the program in a short letter on the official PTPP website, which suggested that the decision was made based on the plan’s decreasing popularity. Intel clarified that all existing plans would continue to be honored, however.
“As customers increasingly overclock with confidence, we are seeing lower demand for the Performance Tuning Protection Plans (PTPP),” Intel wrote. “As a result, Intel will no longer offer new PTPP plans effective March 1, 2021.”
“Intel will continue focusing on delivering amazing processors with tuning flexibility and overclocking tools like Intel Performance Maximizer and Intel XTU. All existing plans will continue to be honored through the duration of the processor warranty period. For questions, contact Intel Customer Support.”
Intel noted that the Xeon W-3175X processor is unaffected because the SKU is automatically covered for overclocking. As pointed out in a FAQ, the Performance Tuning Protection Plan required a separate payment that ranged from $29.99 to $19.99 depending on the type of processor.