The packaging for Intel’s 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” processors has leaked courtesy of VideoCardz, which shared a handful of images today revealing the box designs that blue team has gone with for its upcoming i5, i7, and i9 CPUs. There’s nothing too groundbreaking here, but the box for the Core i9-12900K appears to be unique in that it’ll have open sides that reveal some sort of wafer design within the package.
There isn’t a look at the i3 boxes yet, but the dimensions of what’s been shared suggest that Intel will not be bundling a reference cooler with its 12th Gen Core i9, i7, and i5 K and KF chips.
Intel’s 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” processors will reportedly launch on November 4. Official details regarding the CPUs are expected to be shared during Intel’s Innovation event, which will take place October 27–28, 2021.