Unboxing and Photography
Our Core i9-11900K and i5-11600K processors came to us in a special package meant for reviewers only. The retail box, pictured above, is made out of plastic and has a unique geometric shape.
The processor is based on the same Socket LGA1200 package as the 10th Gen Comet Lake and will work on not just Intel 500-series chipset motherboards, but also older 400-series ones with a BIOS update.
The retail Core i9-11900K does not include a cooler, but you're spoiled for choice as any Socket LGA1200 or LGA115x cooling solution should work. Just be sure it can handle a TDP of at least 125 W.