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Intel Core i9-11900K CPU Review

A Closer Look

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Intel has sent reviewers a flashy review kit the last few generations and 11th gen is not different. This go around, we get a large blue colored cube about of about 8 inches.

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The top lifts off to reveal a staged display.

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This reminds us of a flashy display box you would see on a convenience store counter tempting you to grab a new flavor of your favorite candy bar. Amusingly this isn’t terribly far from the truth for us. Besides the i9 and i5 SKUs included, there is also a small crystal cube sitting in the tray.

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Each CPU box lifts out of a slot in the base, as does the Intel crystal.

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The rear ‘billboard’ magnetically attaches and pops off easily.

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The packaging is kind of fun, but not something you can get on a retail shelf. Let’s open up the i9-11900K and check it out.

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Inside, you see the same clear clamshell packaging over the CPU you’re used to, nothing new here.

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The back of the CPU looks pretty much identical to the previous 10th gen CPUs and indeed it should since they are both LGA1200 CPUs.

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