Intel has officially unveiled the Core i7-8086K processor, a product designed to celebrate the company’s 50-year history, as well as 40 years since the debut of the first x86 processor, the famous 8086. After the rumors of recent weeks, the company confirms this new limited edition model of the Coffee Lake family (Core 8th gen), unlocked for overclocking, but above all capable of reaching the 5GHz frequency in Turbo mode (so without intervening on overclocking).
The Core i7-8086K is a 6-core processor with Hyper-Threading support (12 threads), has a base frequency of 4 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 5 GHz on a single core, capable of maintaining a Turbo frequency on all cores at least 4.3 / 4.4 GHz. The TDP is 95W while the socket remains the same as the other Coffee Lake processors, ie LGA 1151. In practice, we are facing a Core i7-8700K further pushed in frequency, so we do not expect a large margin of overclocking, at least with ordinary dissipation systems.
Intel Core i7-8068K will be available from the June 8th, the day of the Intel 8086 anniversary, while the company didn’t say anything about its pricing at the launch event, but it will be priced at around $425. Intel says that this is a limited edition processor will only be made in limited 50,000 units.