Intel Announces Core i7-8086K Limited Edition Six-core Processor

Today Intel announced the Core i7-8086K Limited Edition six-core processor in the LGA1151(v2) package, compatible with 300-series chipset. This processor carry’s company’s 8086 processor from 40 years ago, which was the spiritual ancestor of the x86 architecture that dominates modern day computing.

A photo of the Intel 8086k processor packaging( Credit: Intel Corporation)
A photo of the Intel 8086k processor. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

The new Core i7-8086K Limited Edition based on the same 14 nm “Coffee Lake” silicon as the i7-8700K, but it comes with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 5.00 GHz, the first CPU from Intel to having an out of the box 5GHz clock speed. It features same 256 KB of dedicated L2 cache per core, and 12 MB of shared L3 cache. The Core i7-8086K Limited Edition will go on sale from 8th June, the company didn’t reveal pricing, but it’s rumored to be around $486.