Computex 2018: Intel announces Core i7-8086K officially, 6 cores at 5 GHz

Subject: Processors | June 5, 2018 - 11:20 AM |
Tagged: kaby lake, Intel, core i7, 8086K

It should come as no real surprise to those of you that read PC Perspective, but Intel officially unveiled the new Core i7-8086K processor during its keynote last night in Taipei at Computex. The specs are right in line with expectations, offering a 6-core / 12-thread chip with a peak Turbo clock speed of 5.0 GHz.

  Core i7-8700K Core i7-8086K
Architecture Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Process Tech 14nm++ 14nm++
Cores/Threads 6/12 6/12
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo Clock 4.7 GHz 5.0 GHz
Cache 12MB 12MB
Memory Support DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666
PCIe Lanes 16 16
TDP 95 watts 95 watts (probably)
Socket LGA115x LGA115x
Price $349 $??

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The Core i7-8086K is a limited edition part with just 50,000 expected to be built, in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the original Intel 8086 x86 processor. Pricing hasn't been released, but Intel is running a sweepstakes to give away 8,086 of the CPUs and it lists $425 as the value in the fine print, so that seems like a good guess.

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The 300 MHz increases in base and Turbo clock speeds is impressive while sitting inside the same 95 watt TDP. We are eager to get one in for testing ourselves and see how that works in practice, though the limited edition nature of the part makes it a bit less interesting in the long run. (We were considering moving our GPU testbed to this for example, but using a part that may not be available for replication of our data in the future seems like a bad idea.)

I am sure many were hoping this limited edition part would be, or would be in addition to, an 8-core processor launch at Computex, but it doesn't appear that is in the cards.

Source: Intel

June 5, 2018 | 11:29 AM - Posted by Anonymoo (not verified)

Will they be releasing an 8088 @ 4.77 Ghz?

June 7, 2018 | 09:29 AM - Posted by Power (not verified)

AFAIK 4.77 was more IBM PC design choice so NO.

July 3, 2018 | 07:55 PM - Posted by Milo Harper (not verified)

I don't believe so, the reason that they called it the 8086 is because of the x86 architecture it and its 40 y/o counterpart were famous for.

June 5, 2018 | 01:46 PM - Posted by BoiseTech

Does it use TIM or is is the lid soldered? I'd upgrade my 8700k for a soldered lid...

June 5, 2018 | 01:57 PM - Posted by Esso (not verified)

Sadly, it is likely still susceptible to spectre/meltdown... and at a premium price. I'll pass.

June 5, 2018 | 03:30 PM - Posted by Ireen (not verified)

TIM. Like all the other chips.

June 5, 2018 | 04:02 PM - Posted by elites2012

total bs. copy what AMD did. sad.

June 5, 2018 | 08:00 PM - Posted by James

So how long can it stay at 5 GHz and on how many cores? Most of the stuff where I care about performance are things that run long enough and on enough cores that it will be at the base clock anyway, which is why I am building a Ryzen 2700 system shortly. When running games, I would assume that these are forced down to their base clock, especially with how much cpu power the nvidia driver takes. When do the boost clocks actually come into play? The boost clock seems to be the only thing Intel really has going for it at the moment. For the stuff I do, more cores would be better.

June 6, 2018 | 10:29 AM - Posted by mouf

If they use the same garbage TIM it will probably throttle yes. I personally have an 8700k OCed to 5.0 (with a delid from Silicon Lottery) 24/7 and it never exceeds 60C with NZXT Krakken X52. I have have it CPU mining with no issues.

To sum it up if they actually use solder/good TIM it can sustain those clocks no problem.... but I will assume Intel will screw it up.

June 7, 2018 | 11:10 AM - Posted by Gunbuster

Only making 50K yeah I don't believe that for a second. If that is true they have already allocated 16% of the worldwide production for giveaway promotion they are doing tomorrow...

July 14, 2018 | 03:21 AM - Posted by 6sd6g (not verified)

econd. If that is true they have already allocated 16% of the worldwide production for giveaway prom

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