Intel Core i9-11900K Review - World's Fastest Gaming Processor? 292

Intel Core i9-11900K Review - World's Fastest Gaming Processor?

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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.

Processor front view
Processor back view

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.

Processor installed in motherboard

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.
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