Friday, February 19th 2021

Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" to Feature i9-9900K-like Fancy Retail Package

Intel's upcoming flagship desktop processor, the Core i9-11900K, is expected to feature a fancy retail package, much like the original Core i9-9900K. VideoCardz just tweeted a teaser shot of what looks like an acrylic retail package of the chip, with its prominent i9 branding, in Intel's favorite shade of blue. Unlike the i9-10900K, which has a mostly paperboard box with a large acrylic window, the i9-11900K package appears to be entirely made of hard plastic, and an unknown geometric shape. We'll know a lot more as we creep toward the mid-March launch of these chips.

Update 10:18 UTC: Here it is, the i9-11900K retail package in all its glory. It's mostly a cuboid, but with numerous trapezoid shapes. The i9-11900KF, however, gets a basic paperboard box sans cooler, while the "locked" i9-11900 has a slightly larger paperboard box that has a boxed cooler.
Sources: VideoCardz (Twitter), VideoCardz
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65 Comments on Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" to Feature i9-9900K-like Fancy Retail Package

#1
Hyderz
Can't wait to see some gaming benchmarks from this cpu.
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#2
tabascosauz
At this rate the packaging for the flagship Alder Lake is going to be in the form of a sphere

What's wrong with staying with a rectangular prism and instead using more eye-catching colors like gold and silver to denote its status?

The KF and 65W parts look impressively clean and finally a return to the business look of the Sandy/Ivy Bridge box. By comparison the 11900K box looks like a modern art masterpiece :laugh:
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#3
billEST
i prefer 10 dollars less than a box who go to the trash ...
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#4
P4-630
The box has it all, now I'll buy one!
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#5
Chrispy_
Ugh, more landfill.
Just charge a $20 premium for the "collector's edition" and let people who want to showcase the box on the shelf in their streams pay a small premium. 99.9% of these boxes get discarded.
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#6
Meta
You'd think they could find some non-crumpled boxes for their flagship CPUs, no?
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#8
Tsukiyomi91
20/10 would collect just for the cool packaging.
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Intel is trembling and that i9-11900K box represents it correctly.
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#10
TheLostSwede
Instead of F, they should be the RDG edition.
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#11
[h+]³
Ah yes, I definitely purchase my CPU based on the visual design of the box instead of it's actual performance.
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#12
SIGSEGV
Can I just order the package only?
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#13
Nater
Hopefully it's better than AMD's retail box that don't include HSF. All single-wall paperboard and a less than robust plastic clamshell for the CPU, which they snug RIGHT up against the box face. I know it sucks to pay for packaging, but +$10 is nothing when you're already spending $500+.
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#14
Caring1
Nater
Hopefully it's better than AMD's retail box that don't include HSF.
This is how you do a special edition.
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#15
neatfeatguy
I bet you if AMD had used a better box they'd have been able to add another 5% to their IPC. I'm so disappointed in AMD and their lack of ability to innovate!
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#16
DeathtoGnomes
btarunr
Intel is trembling and that i9-11900K box represents it correctly.
HAHA! I thinking an accordion from being stepped on
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#18
Chrispy_
Nater
Hopefully it's better than AMD's retail box that don't include HSF. All single-wall paperboard and a less than robust plastic clamshell for the CPU, which they snug RIGHT up against the box face. I know it sucks to pay for packaging, but +$10 is nothing when you're already spending $500+.
AMD are only copying the Intel boxes that have historically had a cutout for the CPU's plastic holder right up against the side of the box.
The AMD FX-series were pathetic CPUs but at least they came in a tin.
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#19
mechtech
I bet there will be lots of stock

#own fabs
billEST
i prefer 10 dollars less than a box who go to the trash ...
I’d prefer recycling bin than trash ;)
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#20
TheinsanegamerN
This is what I needed, I'm sure now that Intel will beat the 5950x in all benchmarks. I mean, just look at that box! They wouldnt lie about it right? Only the BEST CPU can have a box like that.
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#21
Octopuss
More on the outside, nothing inside.
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#22
micropage7
the box, looks like after rammed by the truck
come on Intel
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#23
Hotobu
Looks like warping due to heat.
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#24
InVasMani
The box reminds me of early 3D graphics polygon count limited style and and design so it reflects their GPU tech. I'll give Intel some credit on this though this is rather ingenious publicity by the marketing department if what they say about that is true.
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