Intel 9th Gen CPU pricing and packaging have been leaked and it has been confirmed that only the top of the line i9 SKU will come with the new Destiny 2 legendary engram packaging. The rest of the CPUs in the series come with the same packaging as the CPUs of old.
Intel 9th Gen Core Pricing
According to the listings that we have spotted so far, the Intel 9th Gen 9900K will cost anywhere between 532 to 609 Euros. That might seem like a lot of money, but keep in mind the this is the first i9 SKU in the mainstream series of CPUs. This is also the first time that Intel has released an 8-core model in the mainstream market.
Intel 9th Gen Core Packaging
It turns out that the packaging that was leaked a while back was indeed the real deal. But the new packaging is only for the new Core i9 9900K. The other models have the same packaging as the previous SKUs.
It is worth noting that Intel has taken inspiration from the packaging of the Threadripper series and it is nice to see that the packaging of the new CPUs is different. Otherwise, we would have got the same old packaging that we have seen year after year.
Intel 9th Gen Core Motherboards
Plenty of motherboards have also been leaked online and you can check them out below. These are the Z390 series motherboards that will replace the Z370 motherboards. They will also be compatible with the upcoming Intel 9th Gen 9900K CPUs.
From what we see here, enthusiasts will have a lot of options when it comes to motherboard selection. Keeping in mind how late Intel is and the pricing, the Intel 9th Gen 9900K is going to be a tough sell.
It will be interesting to see what the enthusiasts have to say about the upcoming top of the line SKU and whether or not they will recommend this CPU to the masses. For more news regarding the Intel 9th Gen 9900K stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming Intel 9th Gen CPUs and whether or not you are interested in getting one of these chips when they come out.