Intel Announces The Limited Edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K Anniversary CPU.40 years after releasing its historic 8086 processor, the one that got the x86 architecture started, Intel today announced a special limited edition anniversary processor called the Core i7-8086K. This new 8th-gen Core chip maxes out at a dizzying 5GHz turbo frequency, with a default 4GHz clock speed out of the box. Intel is releasing the new Core i7 part on June 8th, the exact anniversary of the 8086’s release. Being a K-series processor, the Core i7-8086K also has its multiplier unlocked and is ready for overclocking to even more extreme speeds, should you feel the need.
Tech giant Intel has launched a special anniversary limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K processor, according to a report by The Verge. The report suggests that the name is based on the historic 8086 processor, which was launched 40 years ago to this day. The eighth Gen Core i7 8086K has been announced by Intel as a limited edition anniversary processor and comes with 5 GHz turbo frequency and a default 4GHz clock speed. Intel will give away 8,086 of the CPUs through the Intel 8086 Sweepstakes. Fans must enter between 5 pm Pacific Time (PT) on June 7 and 5 pm PT on June 8. It’s open to residents of the US, Canada, Germany France, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China. Intel has allocated 2,086 to the US, 2,000 to China, 1,000 to Germany, and 500 for each the remaining eligible countries
After the sweepstakes, the Intel Core i7-8086K will be available for purchase at retailers on June 8, the actual 40th anniversary of the Intel 8086 processor. Intel hasn’t said how many of the Core i7-8086K chips it has manufactured but notes that supplies are limited. Intel also announced two new 8th generation Intel Core mobile chips, the Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series. These should start appearing in 2-in-1s and laptops this September. Intel says it’s achieved double-digit performance gains in an apparent rebuttal to Arm’s claim that it alone has been able to achieve double-digit gains between generations. Intel will also launch a new X-series lineup and a new Core S-series processor later this year for desktops.