Intel Core i9-13900K "Raptor Lake" Retail Box Snapped: Keeps the Wafer, Loses the Bulk

Here’s the first picture of an Intel Core i9-13900K "Raptor Lake" retail packaging. It retains the essential design of the fancy Core i9-12900K retail packaging with the jewel-case shaped like a silicon wafer; but while the Alder Lake’s box has the wafer placed at an angle, with a large window letting you see it, the new i9-13900K box has it facing the front, such that you can only see its sides. Frankly, it looks more like a microfilm reel from this angle. The paperboard box’s cubical shape makes way for a slimmer cuboidal one. Intel’s top unlocked processor models lack boxed cooling solutions, and it’s no different for the i9-13900K. Intel is expected to launch the 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" processor family on September 27.