If you are an 80s or 90s kid, you must be familiar with the terminology used for processors prior to the Intel Pentium series. 8086 being the most famous of them, is completing its 40 years’ journey on 8th June.
The 8th Gen Core series of processors by Intel was launched last year and is still getting newer variants timely. To commemorate this 40 years’ journey, Intel is releasing a special edition named Core i7-8086K.
The name also rhymes with the 8th gen nomenclature so it seems like the perfect time for its release. What’s more interesting is that some of the retailers have already started listing the new SKU on their websites.
Though it should be taken with a pinch of salt, we have an early price tag of 70 USD/EUR premium over i7-8700K (~480/470 EUR) as well.
5.0 GHz Processing Speed?
A kind of unbelievable news that is surfacing over the internet is that this CPU is going to possess 5.0 GHz processing power out of the box. As far as the core count is concerned, it is still going to be a 6-core SKU.