Thanks to an accidentally posted Amazon listing for the Intel Core i9-9900K spotted by Momomo_Us (opens in new tab), we now know the processor won’t come in any ordinary box, but a transparent dodecahedron. If this 12-sided die-shaped packaging is the real deal, it would seem Intel aims to one-up AMD’s packaging game, which has introduced some outstanding boxes for Ryzen Threadripper 1st and 2nd Generation CPUs.
We're not terribly convinced by the screenshot, simply because it looks like a blown-up dodecahedron die with a bit of Intel Core i9 badging pasted onto it. A 12-sided shape also seems like a curious choice when the Intel Core i9-9900K is rumored to feature 8-cores and 16-threads. As Wccftech (opens in new tab) notes, a hexadecagon or octahedron would have better reflected the product.
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Casing aside, the Amazon listing also suggests the Intel Core i9-9900K will cost $582 (about £450, AU$810). That’s quite a bit higher than the $480 (about £370, AU$660) price for the same chip we saw leaked by Silicon Lottery (opens in new tab), which came alongside a rumored $370 (about £280, AU$510) price for the Intel Core i7-9700K.
- Looks like AMD has its own 8-core, 16-thread processor on the way
Via Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab)