Sunday, May 31st 2020

Intel Discontinues Dodecahedron Retail Packaging for Core i9-9900K

Intel is discontinuing the special dodecahedron LDPE retail packaging for its previous-generation flagship desktop processor, the Core i9-9900K. The processor itself is still an active SKU, but its retail packaging will likely now revert to a more conventional-looking paperboard cuboid package, resembling that of the Core i9-9900KF. There is no mention of any change to the "limited edition" Core i9-9900KS. The product change notification (PCN) may have been triggered by the i9-9900K getting succeeded by the 10-core i9-10900K processor that ships in a simpler (though still premium-looking) hard paperboard package with a large front-face window; and the fact that the dodecahedron LDPE package presented logistics problems for distributors, as crates of these processors could pack fewer units than with smaller cuboid boxes, and needed additional styrofoam cushioning to prevent transit damage.
Sources: Dylan J Martin (Twitter), Tom's Hardware
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18 Comments on Intel Discontinues Dodecahedron Retail Packaging for Core i9-9900K

#1
Caring1
More profit for Intel
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#2
E-curbi
Who in their right mind would ever name their child Dodeca? :laugh:
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
E-curbiWho in their right mind would ever name their child Dodeca? :laugh:
probably the same people who named their child Boudica
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
FreedomEclipseprobably the same people who named their child Boudica
Ahhhh, so Celtic Britons of the Iceni persuasion! ;)
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Vario
E-curbiWho in their right mind would ever name their child Dodeca? :laugh:
FreedomEclipseprobably the same people who named their child Boudica
Don't give Elon Musk any ideas.
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Jill Valentine
S.T.A.R.S.
I'd get the chip just for the box just to have the box; I'd sell the chip as a tray or something. 7700K was my last Skylake and no more of those here.

The box is hella cool.
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#7
hat
Enthusiast
Meh, I felt the packaging was a waste in the first place.
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#8
Vario
Chloe PriceI'd get the chip just for the box just to have the box; I'd sell the chip as a tray or something. 7700K was my last Skylake and no more of those here.

The box is hella cool.
Its pretty neat overall, but the cardboard that wraps around the plastic clamshell doesn't really stay put once the tape seal is broken, sadly.
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Jill Valentine
S.T.A.R.S.
VarioIts pretty neat overall, but the cardboard that wraps around the plastic clamshell doesn't really stay put once the tape seal is broken, sadly.
It would be just cool on my shelf with all those motherboard boxes :)
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#10
Vario
Chloe PriceIt would be just cool on my shelf with all those motherboard boxes :)
You can buy the i9 box off eBay, most sellers are $15-20 USD, iirc.
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Jill Valentine
S.T.A.R.S.
VarioYou can buy the i9 box off eBay, most sellers are $15-20 USD, iirc.
That's what I'm gonna do :)
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#12
Gmr_Chick
Chloe PriceThat's what I'm gonna do :)
It actually would be a neat little display. Provided the Core i9 branding isn't printed directly on to the plastic. I can think of several cool little art projects to make with the box :D
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Jill Valentine
S.T.A.R.S.
Gmr_ChickIt actually would be a neat little display. Provided the Core i9 branding isn't printed directly on to the plastic. I can think of several cool little art projects to make with the box :D
For the irony, I'd probably put an old Athlon in that box. :)
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#14
Gmr_Chick
I'd probably make a pencil/pen holder out of it
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#15
Vayra86
Wasnt there a casemod with this box?
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#16
Chrispy_
I never bought a 9900K but honestly, if it was Intel's reaction to AMD's threadripper packaging then shame on them both.

I've built precisely 32 threadripper machines (four stacks of eight) and the ludicrious amount of waste packaging generated by the premium X399 boards and Threadripper boxes made me shed a tear for the environment. It was all so utterly wasteful and outside of collector's editions there's no goddamn point in any of it.
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#17
1d10t
Everyone that actually buying 9900K just for the box may raise your hand now.
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#18
Vario
Gmr_ChickIt actually would be a neat little display. Provided the Core i9 branding isn't printed directly on to the plastic. I can think of several cool little art projects to make with the box :D
The branding isn't, it is a clear plastic box. The branding is on a cardboard sectional that wraps around it and is secured with the tape seal.
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