Sunday, October 1st 2017

Extravagant Intel Core i9-9900K Packaging Pictured

Thought AMD is the only chipmaker that can go over the top with packaging its processors? Intel wants to play this game, too. The company is going all out with differentiating its 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K socket LGA1151 processor from the rest of the pack. A big part of this is the retail packaging, pictured below. The box, if you can call it that, is an acrylic dodecahedron, a 12-sided 3D object with pentagonal faces. The front face has prominent "Core i9" branding, and marking that confirms that Intel will refer to "Coffee Lake-Refresh" as the 9th generation Core processor family. At this point, we don't know if this voluminous box packs a cooler besides the chip, but the possibility is rather slim. The Core i9-9900K is an 8-core/16-thread socket LGA1151 processor based on the 14 nm++ "Coffee Lake-Refresh" silicon. It is clocked at 3.60 GHz, with a staggering 5.00 GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency.
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99 Comments on Extravagant Intel Core i9-9900K Packaging Pictured

#2
sprcorreia
$600?? Does it come bundled with the rest of the computer?
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#3
Vayra86
A 12 sided 3D object

For an 8c16t CPU

Called Core i9

Why not just a simple cube then?
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#4
E-curbi
That box is a 14-sided polywolyparatetragon, a geometric anomaly long thought to be molecularly unstable.

Last seen as suppositories on the distant planet of Tangoria. :roll:
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#5
francisw19
Kinda looks like a soccer ball...I could see people kicking these around the store :D
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#6
bonehead123
REALLY Intel, REALLY...... Who the F*ck cares what the box looks like...

Please explain exactly how many millions of $$ were derailed from the product development and mfgr'ing process to the packaging/marketing dept.....

I'm pretty sure 99.9999% of us here would prefer to have a better, higher performing/faster, cooler, AND cheaper cpu in a less-extravagant box rather than the other way around...

REALLY... WTF ?????????
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#7
E-curbi
bonehead123 said:
REALLY Intel, REALLY...... Who the F*ck cares what the box looks like...

Please explain exactly how many millions of $$ were derailed from the product development and mfgr'ing process to the packaging/marketing dept.....

I'm pretty sure 99.9999% of us here would prefer to have a better, higher performing/faster, cooler, AND cheaper cpu in a less-extravagant box rather than the other way around...

REALLY... WTF ?????????
That was your message number 666. See how this all works out? :p

You don't see the signs? I see the signs. :D
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#9
B-Real
francisw19 said:
Kinda looks like a soccer ball...I could see people kicking these around the store :D
With the CPU in it. :D
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#10
Dr_b_
The new Core i9, in "I hate the earth" packaging designed to consume and waste the maximum amount of resources.

We just need a box that is tamper proof, with as few materials as possible, whilst still protecting the product during shipping.
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#11
PHaS3
Also, thats a soccer ball. They must surely sponsor some soccer team somewhere. I wonder if they will make a novelty inflatable version.

GJ Intel, GJ.
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#12
londiste
bonehead123 said:
REALLY Intel, REALLY...... Who the F*ck cares what the box looks like...
the54thvoid said:
Pales in comparison to TR boxes.
:roll:
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#13
Animalpak
Im in need to upgrade my setup and im aiming to these chips, but they seems to be too expensive for me !!

450 $ is the right price for a flag mainstream CPU from Intel. Hope they will sell the version without heatsink and a square package.
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#14
mcraygsx
Looks like it is made of synthetic hard shall plastic. $582 for this Processor is too much, I can pick up 1800x from my local MC for $199 if I need that many threads. For that price they better ship a kick ass cooler along with the CPU. :kookoo:
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#15
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Be happy. Some here may not remember, but it used to be that the top of the heap Intel processors in Core 2 Duo days, and then Core 2 Quad days always went for $999.
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#16
XXL_AI
intel wants you to buy balls :) next time they're going to release their cpu in a ball, I'm sure.

come on intel, roll over and die already.
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#17
R0H1T
oxidized said:
Absolutely hideous
Yup, I wouldn't want anything to do with anyone who designed that packaging, assuming this is the real deal :twitch:
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#18
dwade
Over 5GHz with 8 cores is an instant buy at $460. I will gladly pay more to support companies such as Nvidia and Intel who still cares about PC gamers; but $460 is a generous offer.
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#19
R0H1T
dwade said:
Over 5GHz with 8 cores is an instant buy at $460. I will gladly pay more to support companies such as Nvidia and Intel who still cares about PC gamers; but $460 is a generous offer.
Your posts make less sense each passing day, honestly :shadedshu:
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#20
R-T-B
Dr_b_ said:
The new Core i9, in "I hate the earth" packaging designed to consume and waste the maximum amount of resources.
I remember when AMD shipped a cool little green USB light button thing to turn on "green mode" on their CPUs.

The irony of running a green LED 24/7 was obviously somewhat missed...

R0H1T said:
Your posts make less sense each passing day, honestly :shadedshu:
I think the most naive part of his post is the idea that any hardware company gives a shit about gamers. It's all enterprise first now.
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#21
TheOne
rtwjunkie said:
Be happy. Some here may not remember, but it used to be that the top of the heap Intel processors in Core 2 Duo days, and then Core 2 Quad days always went for $999.
Pentium Extreme Edition.
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#22
dwade
R0H1T said:
Your posts make less sense each passing day, honestly :shadedshu:
They still release high performing hardware to PC gamers. What's there to hate?
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#23
R-T-B
dwade said:
They still release high performing hardware to PC gamers. What's there to hate?
It's not about hate, it's about the weird implication they are the only game in town and deserve your money or PC gaming is dead or something...
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#24
R0H1T
dwade said:
They still release high performing hardware to PC gamers. What's there to hate?
a) They don't really care about gamers, neither does AMD tbf but at least they're pricing their products somewhat cheap(er) or a lot cheaper vs Intel.

b) That $460 isn't cheap, it also doesn't take into account the cooling costs nor the recent hike in tariffs.

So both your points sound like claptrap.
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#25
XiGMAKiD
I appreciate the change on the packaging, but the design is a bit underwhelming.
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