Less plastic at Intel

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Less plastic at Intel
Intel have said that they will no longer produce plastic LGA protectors for all their new processors. The LGA protector is a small piece of black plastic which is clipped over the LGA contacts on the CPU. It is intended to protect the contacts during transportation, but is usually immediately thrown away by the consumer.

It is a sign of quality but certainly not very eco-friendly. Therefore, Intel is likely to review the design of its packaging to ensure the contacts do not touch anything during transportation.


An LGA contact protector.



Source : Tom's Hardware France