Just when we imagined there weren’t any much more Espresso Lake Refresh particulars to leak, Amazon reportedly goes and leaks the price and packaging for Intel’s impending flagship processor.
Many thanks to an unintentionally posted Amazon listing for the Intel Core i9-9900K noticed by Momomo_Us, we now know the processor won’t arrive in any regular box, but a clear dodecahedron. If this twelve-sided die-shaped packaging is the actual deal, it would seem to be Intel aims to one-up AMD’s packaging video game, which has released some outstanding containers for Ryzen Threadripper 1st and 2nd Generation CPUs.
We’re not terribly certain by the screenshot, just mainly because it seems to be like a blown-up dodecahedron die with a bit of Intel Core i9 badging pasted onto it. A twelve-sided form also would seem like a curious option when the Intel Core i9-9900K is rumored to characteristic 8-cores and 16-threads. As Wccftech notes, a hexadecagon or octahedron would have improved reflected the product.
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Casing aside, the Amazon listing also suggests the Intel Core i9-9900K will expense $582 (about £450, AU$810). That’s rather a bit greater than the $480 (about £370, AU$660) price for the similar chip we saw leaked by Silicon Lottery, which came along with a rumored $370 (about £280, AU$510) price for the Intel Core i7-9700K.
Comparatively, the most highly-priced Intel Espresso Lake processors are the $359 (£389, AU$524) Intel Core i7-8700K and $425 (£419, AU$629) Intel Core i7-8086K.
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