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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.

Source: VideoCardz

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4 Comments

  1. Does anyone actually care about the boxes anymore? The only boxes I keep are motherboard boxes, where the contents of all the other boxes goes in to. Everything else gets trashed.

  2. [QUOTE=”Riccochet, post: 41993, member: 4″]
    Does anyone actually care about the boxes anymore? The only boxes I keep are motherboard boxes, where the contents of all the other boxes goes in to. Everything else gets trashed.
    [/QUOTE]
    My wife wanted to throw all those out and claimed I was the only person on the planet who would possibly do such a thing.

    I am glad to have found a kindred spirit.

    I was thinking… if the biggest news item we can drudge up is the box packaging, maybe we are in trouble. But I seem to recall doing the same for Threadrippers and such… I think it’s just the cheap tactic where whatever they can to keep it in a news cycle so it gets free publicity.

  3. Alder Lake packaging seems pretty normal and unassuming. Nothing to really care about. Not a box I would bother keeping.

    [QUOTE=”Riccochet, post: 41993, member: 4″]
    The only boxes I keep are motherboard boxes, where the contents of all the other boxes goes in to. Everything else gets trashed.
    [/QUOTE]
    I too tend to put as much as I can from other parts’ boxes into the motherboard boxes. I do however keep most of the other boxes, at least until the warranties for those individual parts runs out. Some boxes I keep just for my collection. If the packaging is really special I also tend to keep it.

    [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 41995, member: 96″]
    My wife wanted to throw all those out and claimed I was the only person on the planet who would possibly do such a thing.

    I am glad to have found a kindred spirit.
    [/QUOTE]
    When I was growing up living with my parents, my mom always got on my case for stuff like that. I had to get rid of video game console boxes, game boxes, and PC parts boxes against my will. As an adult, I don’t currently have my own woman to bother me about sh1t like this, but some of my friends do, and they gotta deal with the same nonsense.

  4. [QUOTE=”Riccochet, post: 41993, member: 4″]
    Does anyone actually care about the boxes anymore? The only boxes I keep are motherboard boxes, where the contents of all the other boxes goes in to. Everything else gets trashed.
    [/QUOTE]
    I liked the packaging for the Threadripper CPU’s and the Core i9 9900K’s. It’s like a big clear 20 sided die. But generally, I don’t. The fucking things can come in an anti-static bag with a rubber band around them for all I care. So long as the thing gets to me without being broken, it makes no difference to me.

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