Should you wait for the i9-8088K anniversary instead?

Subject: Processors | June 11, 2018 - 03:50 PM |
Tagged: Intel, i7-8086k, coffee lake-s, 8086

Now, before you decided to comment on Ken's i7-8086K article, consider he is not the only one who has encountered issues with Intel's Anniversary silicon.  The Tech Report offers succinct advice in their review as well "the i7-8086K isn't worth the $75 upcharge over the i7-8700K at stock speeds."  They manually overclocked the chip and found the same 5.1GHz limit, as the processors are thermally identical regardless of the handpicked artisan silicon inside the i7-8086K.  The 5GHz stock speed advertised does not seem to be available right out of the box but instead requires a bit of work.

On the other hand, if you like the idea of an Anniversary model CPU and would enjoy manually overclocking, the extra $75 might mean very little to you.

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"Intel's Core i7-8086K is the company's first CPU with a 5-GHz Turbo speed out of the box. We dig deep to see whether this chip has the cachet to live up to its limited-edition billing."

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June 11, 2018 | 05:06 PM - Posted by OhThePainTheTerriblePainOfLostMarkupsForBlubberzilla (not verified)

Say goodby to High Margins(1) For Intel as that's the only way for Intel to compete against AMD's lower margin Epyc Price/Performance competition in the server market place!

Oh! The cutbacks at that High Overhead(Fat Middle Management Perks, and expensive chip fabs) Intel. Oh the pain the pain as the Intel Bean Counters scurry around trying to cut to the bone in order for Intel to stop the Epyc Tide from going beyond 20% server market share this time around!

AMD has been showing a profit on just 36.25% Gross Margins as AMD is such lean and low overhead business operation compared to Intel with its around 63% gross margins. And Watch Intel's markups have to drop down to compete with Epyc and Intel's high gross margin server busines will take a big kick right in thoes gross margins!

Oh the share value on that downward spiral, down Down DOWN, for old ChipBlubberSaurus! Oh no that share value on the way down and the painful cutting of the Blubber will begin!


"Intel CEO Bracing For EPYC Impact, Aims to Keep AMD Under 20% of Server Market Share",37273.html

June 11, 2018 | 05:33 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

Question. Will we need a chiller to run this?

June 11, 2018 | 06:16 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

No ... but it would be a good idea.

June 11, 2018 | 08:16 PM - Posted by ipkh

The heck with Intel. They've hit some sort of bottleneck. Hopefully they figure it out before AMD wants their lunch. Shrink to 10nm just isn't working for them and they can't click higher without massive tdp increases. That 5Ghz 28 core nonsense just proves the point. I'd be almost inclined to say they've hit the limits of the core architecture which is why they've focused on other tech like AVX and niche accelerators like SHA, AES, TSX.

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