If they decide to cover just one model, why not make it their most high end HEDT processor?A protection plan to cover OC on Xeon W-3175X shouldn't have been a thing.
That's one model that doesn't need it. Users that actually need a cpu like that should be prioritizing system stability over what meager gains - if any - they'd get.If they decide to cover just one model, why not make it their most high end HEDT processor?
Yeah, modern CPUs generally tend to be pretty robust unless they are being pushed to extremes. It's also questionable whether Intel would even deny an overclocked processor for the standard warranty coverage unless there was obvious physical damage to it. When they started offering the service, they might have had a larger number of people who were getting it just for more typical overclocks, but as time went on most probably decided it was a largely pointless expenditure, reducing the user-base of the service and shifting it to high-risk users, making it unprofitable."As customers increasingly overclock with confidence, we are seeing lower demand for the Performance Tuning Protection Plans (PTPP)."
Yeah right... More like the only customers who purchase PTPP are extremely aggressive overclockers chasing records and first time overclockers who don't have a clue what they're doing. IOW, the ones most likely to fry a CPU by pushing it way too far.