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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Intel announces limited edition Core i7-8086K to mark 40th anniversary of 8086 processor


The new Intel Core i7-8086K processor features Intel’s first 6-core, 12-threads and integrated graphics in an 1151-pin package supporting a 64-bit instruction set.

Chip maker Intel has announced the limited edition eighth generation Core i7-8086Kprocessor to mark the 40th anniversary of the first 8086 processor that was launched on June 8, 1978. The original 8086 was the first 16-bit processor and the first processor capable of modern personal computing. It was also the first processor in the x86 series. The processor was unveiled at Computex2018 and Intel claims to deliver superior desktop gaming performance with the new Core i7-8086K processor.

The new Intel Core i7-8086K processor features Intel’s first 6-core, 12-threads and integrated graphics in an 1151-pin package supporting a 64-bit instruction set. “It’s the first Intel processor to deliver up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency,” said the company. The Intel Core i7-8086K processor also allows overclocking.

As it is a limited edition processor, Intel will be giving away only 8,086 units of the new 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processor. Explaining the process to get the new processor, Intel said, “For 24 hours starting at 5PM PDT June 7 (or 5:30AM IST June 8), fans can visit www.intel.com/8086sweepstakes to enter. After the 24-hour entry window, 8,086 lucky entrants will be randomly chosen.”Also, the new Core i7-8086K marks Intel’s 50th anniversary in the technology industry.

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