Makes me WANT!
Thought AMD is the only chipmaker that can go over the top with packaging its processors? Intel wants to play this game, too. The company is going all out with differentiating its 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K socket LGA1151 processor from the rest of the pack.
A big part of this is the retail packaging, pictured below. The box, if you can call it that, is an acrylic dodecahedron, a 12-sided 3D object with pentagonal faces. The front face has prominent “Core i9” branding, and marking that confirms that Intel will refer to “Coffee Lake-Refresh” as the 9th generation Core processor family.
At this point, we don’t know if this voluminous box packs a cooler besides the chip, but the possibility is rather slim. The Core i9-9900K is an 8-core/16-thread socket LGA1151 processor based on the 14 nm++ “Coffee Lake-Refresh” silicon. It is clocked at 3.60 GHz, with a staggering 5.00 GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency.