Thanks to an accidentally posted Amazon listing for the Intel Core i9-9900K spotted by Momomo_Us, we now know the processor won’t come in any ordinary box, but a transparent dodecahedron. If this 12-sided die-shaped packaging is real, it seems Intel aims to one-up AMD’s packaging game, which has introduced some outstanding boxes for Ryzen Threadripper 1st and 2nd Generation CPUs.
The purported screenshot skew towards the real fake side of plausible rumors for us, simply because it looks like a blown-up dodecahedron die with the 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, notes a hexadecagon or octahedron would have better reflected the product.
Casing aside, the Amazon listing also suggest the Intel Core i9-9900K will cost $582 (about £450, AU$810). That’s quite a bit higher than the $480 price for the same chip we saw leaked by Silicon Lottery, which came alongside a rumored $370 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