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Newegg 9900k on sale, but is it somehow different?

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Izlude    105

Hi guys, I see newegg has the 9900k on sale, $420, but it's a box instead of the dodecahedron. Does it denote a different stepping like R0? How would I know if they're selling the R0 stepping?

 

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i9-9900k-core-i9-9th-gen/p/N82E16819118147?Description=9900k&cm_re=9900k-_-19-118-147-_-Product&quicklink=true

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Jim K    15,692

Intel stopped selling the 9900k in the dodecahedron a month or so ago.

 

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Change Notification #: 117611 - 00

Change Title: Universal and China Boxed Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor in Specialty Dodecahedron Packaging, PCN 117611-00, Product Discontinuance, End of Life

Date of Publication: May 29, 2020

 

Forecasted Key Milestones:

Last Product Discontinuance Order Date: June 26, 2020

Orders are Non-Cancelable and Non-Returnable After: June 26, 2020

Last Product Discontinuance Shipment Date: July 10, 2020

  https://qdms.intel.com/dm/i.aspx/5ECED248-C344-4D18-8381-4A8AB48292FB/PCN117611-00.pdf


Regarding the stepping ... no idea.  I would assume that the 9900k in the box are the newest ones off of the line ...

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Izlude    105

Wow that's interesting to know. OK hopefully I get lucky with the buy :) Thanks.

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