Intel launches their i7-8086K CPU - Boosts to 5GHz

Intel's highest out of the box clock speeds to date

Intel launches their i7-8086K CPU - Boosts to 5GHz

Intel launches their i7-8086K CPU - Boosts to 5GHz

40 years ago, Intel released a legendary processor called the 8086, the world's first x86 processor. Since then a lot has changed with x86, from the introduction of Multi-Core processing, 64-bit instructions of the use of AVX instruction sets. 

To celebrate the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Intel's 8086 processor, Intel has announced that they plan to release a Limited Edition CPU called the i7 8086K, an unlocked 6-core processor with a boost clock speed of 5GHz and a base clock speed of 4.0GHz. The i7 8086K is Intel's first CPU to boost to 5GHz out of the box, delivering their fastest single-core performance to date. 

Below are the known specifications of Intel's i7 8086K. We will update this chart as soon as the i7 8086K hits Intel Ark. - Update - Intel's i7 8086K is now live on Intel ARK.


 i7 8086Ki7 8700Ki7 8700i5 8600Ki5 8600
L3 Cache12MB12MB12MB9MB9MB
Base Clock 4.0GHz3.7GHz3.2GHz3.6GHz2.8GHz
Boost Clock5GHz4.7GHz4.6GHz4.3GHz4.0GHz


Intel launches their i7-8086K CPU - Boosts to 5GHz


During their Computex Press COnference, Intel confirmed that their new i7 8086K processor will be supported on all 300-series motherboards and will support overclocking, making the CPU a higher-end version of the company's existing i7 8700K, with a 300MHz increase in both base and boost clock speeds.   

Intel has not revealed the final pricing for their limited edition i7 8086K processor. To celebrate this launch, Intel plans to give away 8,086 i7 8086 processors at www.intel.com/8086sweepstakes. This link will become active later today. 

Pre-orders will open for Intel's i7 8086 CPU on June 8th. 

You can join the discussion on Intel's i7 8086K processor on the OC3D Forums

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05-06-2018, 05:16:28

I had an 8Mhz 8086 in my Amstrad 1640 PC back in 1989. Dos 3.1, GEM, 30MB hard card (in one of the ISA slots - one of the others was taken up with an adlib sound card). Wing commander would run when it came out but at a frame rate that would make you wince.Quote

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