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Lenovo Legion 9000K Alder Lake gaming desktop PC teased

by Mark Tyson on 1 October 2021, 12:11

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Lenovo (HKG:0992)

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Lenovo has started to promote a new gaming desktop PC, dubbed the Legion 9000K (2022), on Weibo, the Chinese social media site. So far so ordinary, but the firm is boldly claiming that the RGB-resplendent tower is built around an Intel 12th generation Core processor (i.e. Alder Lake CPU), and that it features both DDR5 system memory and a PCIe 5.0 slot – both as standard throughout the range.

The promotional image doesn't mention processor models that will be available, or any other configuration staples or options. At the bottom of the promo graphic (I cropped the above image as it was very tall), it says that the Legion 9000K (as teased) will be one of its 2022 series gaming PCs.

It is widely expected that Intel will launch its first ADL-S processors in November starting with the Intel Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K, alongside iGPU-less 'KF' suffixed choices at slightly lower prices. The Lenovo Legion 9000K could be fitted with one of these, but if it is an actual 2022 release, it might be built around another desktop GPU choice with a locked multiplier.

Lenovo's Legion 9000K (2022) will very likely feature a Z690 motherboard in top-end configurations with the K or KF processors. Again, in 2022, some more mainstream options will become available.

Chinese tech site IT Home reckons the Legion 9000K (2022) is going to be officially announced and detailed on Friday, 29th October, so hopefully all will be made clearer on that date, and we will find out about other important options like GPU, memory and storage.

Intel Alder Lake CPU packaging

If you are interested in Intel's retail packaging plans for the Alder Lake-S series of processor, then VideoCardz has a treat for you. The site has snagged images of the alluring packaging which will come with an Intel Core i9-12900K inside, as well as its drab standard brethren.



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Lenovo has made the move promote its new gaming desktop PC. Now we are waiting Intel will make the move and start Core i9-12900K!
I don't remember when I last bought a CPU in anything other than a tiny cardboard box with some foam in and the model scrawled on in marker pen. I do remember finding an old OEM heat sink that had never been used and throwing it away, thinking it was such a waste.

Retail packaging = loads of space for marketing purposes (ooh, big box = lots of thing!) and costs money in design, transportation, storage and shipping. It also means a load of wasted plastic (How DARE YOU!) and pointless bits inside.

I strongly think they should go down the route of excluding a heat sink unless someone orders one with the product and ridding themselves of this oversized packaging nonsense. Of course, if they didn't keep changing the socket specs, people wouldn't need a new heat sink!
philehidiot
I don't remember when I last bought a CPU in anything other than a tiny cardboard box with some foam in and the model scrawled on in marker pen. I do remember finding an old OEM heat sink that had never been used and throwing it away, thinking it was such a waste.

Retail packaging = loads of space for marketing purposes (ooh, big box = lots of thing!) and costs money in design, transportation, storage and shipping. It also means a load of wasted plastic (How DARE YOU!) and pointless bits inside.

I strongly think they should go down the route of excluding a heat sink unless someone orders one with the product and ridding themselves of this oversized packaging nonsense. Of course, if they didn't keep changing the socket specs, people wouldn't need a new heat sink!

How are your feelings on the included little case sticker? :D

Mind you, in the 90's we had proper domed case stickers, not the 2D things you get these days.