Intel announces Core i7-8086K Limited Edition, 28-core CPU

Nichole VegaJun 07, 2018

The Core i7-8086K has been unveiled nearly exactly 40 years after the launch of Intel's original 8086 processor, although the newer version will be overclockable and sports much more impressive specifications.

Some of you might remember the iconic 8086 processor from Intel that was released 40 years ago. The company says the six-core/12-thread CPU would be its first ever to reach a 5.0GHz turbo frequency without overclocking.

As Intel's 50 anniversary draws near (June 18), it is giving away 8,086 Core i7-8086K through a sweepstake on its website.

Intel has made plenty of revelations over at Computex 2018 - including several seriously beefy new processors - but not everything is about performance, and on the power efficiency front, the company also made a big statement, promising laptops with a battery life of up to 28 hours. The latter is what the appropriately named Core i7-8086K pays homage to, while simultaneously introducing a couple of firsts for Intel. According to Intel, the new display technology will be able to extend battery life by 4 to 8 hours compared to traditional displays, and it's being developed in partnership with display manufacturers Sharp and Innolux. The processors will ship on June 6.

Intel demonstrated the processor at Computex, running it through a few benchmarks. During the Intel keynote, a GIGABYTE motherboard was used to run it at 5GHz.

AMD's current top-of-the-range Threadripper is the 1950X, offering 16 cores and 32 threads for around £800. In the demonstration (embedded above, starting at around the 1hr10min10sec mark), the chip scored 7,334 in Cinebench R15, a benchmark we use frequently in many of our reviews.

Intel's 28-core demo was obviously a move to show AMD that it has its own horse for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market and steal the spotlight from AMD's upcoming 2nd generation Threadripper CPU. The firm said that new "Amber Lake" Y-series processors are coming later on this year, along with Whiskey Lake U-series chips.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit
Rajaratnam School of International Studies, told AFP. "We're continuing to prepare for the president's summit". The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Newsweek on Wednesday.

Top seed Halep into third Roland Garros semi-final
Halep completed the 30th win over a German opponent and remained unbeaten in quarter-finals matches here at Roland Garros. In the victory, Muguruza won 72 percent of her first serve points and 46 percent of her second serve points.

GOP leader McConnell cancels most of Senate's August recess
Trump inherited more than 100 vacancies on day one of his term, including the Supreme Court seat held open for almost a year. Ten of those seats are in states won by Trump, including Nelson's here in Florida.

NBA Refs To Engage With Fans On Twitter During Game 3
Curry just broke the NBA Finals record by making 9 three-point shots before he and his teammates won the game on Sunday 122-103. James said people should not forget the championship season the Eagles had because of the situation with Trump.

Kilauea Volcano: Aerial Images of Lava Destroying Homes
Kathy Emery, who evacuated from her 5-acre farm in Kapoho, said she doesn't know if she has a home to go back to. The lava pushed into beach lots in Kapoho, which has about 350 homes and Vacationland, which has about 150.

Melania Trump Spotted for First Time in 25 Days
He said the media had speculated that the first lady may have left him, before pointing out that she was sitting in the front row. The Hill reported that Melania's first appearance since undergoing kidney surgery will be closed to the press.

Thousands flee as Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupts again
An aerial view of the area around Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, June 4, 2018, after an eruption. On the slopes Wednesday, local volunteers distributed food to rescue workers.

Buzzkill: Lenovo Z5 Trades Bezel-Less Promise For Notched Harsh Reality
Measuring 153x75.65x7.85mm, the smartphone offers 4G, VoLTE , 3G, Wi-FI, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type C as connectivity options. Memory wise, it packs 3GB RAM with 16GB or 32GB storage, which is expandable up to 256GB with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Apple unveils improved photos, iPhone addiction tool
The prompt also has been created in a way that makes it clear to users that they are being tracked by websites like Facebook. Facebook executives have pushed back against critics like Apple . "We have never been in the data business", Cook said.

Giuliani Claims Trump Has the Power to Pardon Himself
He made it clear Trump's legal team would combat any effort to force the president to testify in front of a grand jury. He also insisted Trump's lawyers be able to view the "authorization" Mueller was given to conduct his investigation.