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what is the difference between those two?

I am talking about i7 4770k.
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what is the difference between those two?

I am talking about i7 4770k.

Retail means it comes in the regular retail box and usually with a stock intel cooler. Warranty should be about 3 years.

"Tray" means it will come without the regular packaging, and most probably without the cooler. The warranty is only 1 year. It's just to save a few bucks, but the processor should still be brand new.
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Do you mean OEM?

The difference is that, depending on the cpu, the retail version is boxed with the cooler included. The OEM cpu is supplied with nothing.
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