This is what we got with the 9900k CPU
I want to preface this and state again that while we wish we had received the actual consumer packaging which would have been cool for an unboxing, we got a much simpler setup.
Here as you can see we got a 9th gen announcement package with a pentagon-shaped paper cover. Once removed you can see the 9900k sitting in its plastic retainer. there’s not much more than that.
Here you can see the CPU itself. Sorry I cleaned it best I could but I had to get to testing and making sure everything was good to go due to the limited time. But I’m sure you get the idea even if my CPU is not all pretty out of a freshly opened box.
Now with the new 9900k CPU and full refresh, there are multiple CPUs and also a refresh of motherboards in the Z390 chipset. The major notes of importance with the Z390 will be integrated WiFi AC MAC, NEW ME Firmware 12, and up to six native USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) ports.. Along with some other goodies we have seen which board manufacturers are baking into the new board models.
Let’s check out those boards now.