News Intel Kills Off Core i9-9900K Speciality Dodecahedron Packaging

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Gotta say, as someone that got not one but two of these dodecahedron packages, I'm happy they're going away. Same for the massively bulky Threadripper packaging. I care a bit about the wastefulness aspect, but really they're just damned inconvenient to store anywhere. One cubit foot of space to ship a part that only needs about 1/50 that volume.
 
a tomshardware story about a box. disappointing.
I guess it could be relevant for someone still wanting to buy a 9900K, and expecting to get the fancy box. Of course, by this point, the 9900K is kind of a pointless product for anyone building a new system, and unless someone really wants to reuse their existing motherboard to upgrade from something like a 9600K, they would likely be better off picking up the slightly-better performing 10700K for over $100 less.

Gotta say, as someone that got not one but two of these dodecahedron packages, I'm happy they're going away.
You're just not thinking like a dodecahedron. What they really needed was a dodecahedron-shaped cardboard box to ship these in, loaded into a dodecahedron-shaped shipping trailer. And they should be able to store efficiently, so long as you live in a geodesic dome.
 
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I care a bit about the wastefulness aspect, but really they're just damned inconvenient to store anywhere. One cubit foot of space to ship a part that only needs about 1/50 that volume.
Yes, the "packaging war" was ridiculous, I'd much prefer that they took the marketing-centric retail packaging R&D budget and put it into lowering retail prices. I'm fine with retail packaging that focuses on making sure the goods get to destination safely instead of being show pieces. If they still want the showy packaging, save it for Special/Limited Editions or something.
 
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I'm not the least bit surprised. Whenever someone does something as a reaction to something else (AMD packaging for Threadripper) it is usually temporary.
Intel did a "look at me too" to show it was just as innovative as AMD.
Now that the novelty has passed Intel isn't "interested" anymore.
 

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