Intel SECCs costs more than SECC-2

Hidden price bump in Intel plans

Chip Goliath Intel confirmed today that OEMs which have not yet moved to the SECC-2 packaging can expect to pay a 10 per cent premium on the parts. The SECC-2, cartridge packaging, comes without a thermal plate, unlike the original slot packaging. Said an Intel representative: "It costs more to make the SECC packaging because of the extra bits and pieces." Larger OEMs are already taking the SECC-2 packaging. ®

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