Intel launches the limited edition i7-8086K processor to mark the 40-year anniversary of 8086 architecture chipset
ntel has announced a very special limited edition Core i7-8086K processor to celebrate its 40-year anniversary of the very first 8086 processor. The chipset, which has six cores and is similar to the Core i7-8700K, is said to be Intel’s fastest ever.
As per a report by Forbes, since the processor is a K-series, it can overclock as the clock multiplier is unlocked. The report also states that the limited edition i7-8086K SoC will be a speed-binned model which can offer high performance while being overclocked.The i7-8086K can be clocked to a mind-boggling 5 GHz and it has a default clock speed of 4 GHz. This new 8th-generation i7 processor will be released on 8 June, which is the exact date that Intel debuted its highly successful x86 architecture 40 years ago.
A report by The Verge, has also stated that the Intel plans to sell only 8086 units of the i7-8086K. The model and price tags are still unknown.