Wednesday, May 30th 2018

Intel Core i7-8086K Listed, First 5.00 GHz Processor

Intel is commemorating 40 years of its 8086 processor, the spiritual ancestor of the x86 machine architecture that rules modern computing, with a special edition socket LGA1151 processor, dubbed Core i7-8086K. The chip appears to feature a nominal clock speed of 4.00 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 5.00 GHz, making it the first mainstream desktop processor from Intel to hit the 5.00 GHz mark, out of the box.

The Core i7-8086K is more likely to be based on a special bin of the 14 nm, 6-core/12-thread "Coffee Lake" silicon, rather than being something next-gen or 8-core. The retail SKU bears the part number "BX80684I78086K." The chip will be compatible with Intel 300-series chipset motherboards. Pre-launch listings put its price around $486, which is along expected lines, as it's 70-100 EUR pricier than the i7-8700K. Intel could unveil the Core i7-8086K at the 2018 Computex (specifically on the 8th of June), alongside the first motherboards based on its Z390 Express chipset.
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103 Comments on Intel Core i7-8086K Listed, First 5.00 GHz Processor

#2
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Damn, I have to buy this CPU just for the model number alone.

I'd put it on display on a shelf and never open it. Such a nerd. :laugh:
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#3
adulaamin
I was hoping it would be 8 core 16 thread so I could replace my 4790k.
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#4
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
buildzoid said:
Um what about the FX 9590?
My 8350 is 5.0 24/7.

I thought the 8700K was the First 5.0 Chip from intel?
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#5
dj-electric
If we are referring to a turbo of 5Ghz as "a first", that's being a little unfair.
The AMD FX-9590 Vishera was actually spec'd to run at a maximum of 5Ghz.

That said, i'd like one of these 8086K CPUs.
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#6
Toothless
They could have the stock clock (non turbo) be 5ghz, so it could be true. FX-9590 or whatever was 4.8 stock/5ghz turbo.
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#7
CandymanGR
Toothless said:
They could have the stock clock (non turbo) be 5ghz, so it could be true. FX-9590 or whatever was 4.8 stock/5ghz turbo.
"The chip appears to feature a nominal clock speed of 4.00 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 5.00 GHz, making it the first mainstream desktop processor to hit the 5.00 GHz mark, out of the box."

Er... what?
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#8
Xajel
eidairaman1 said:
My 8350 is 5.0 24/7.

I thought the 8700K was the First 5.0 Chip from intel?
They meant to reach 5.0 Out of the Box without overclocking, so yeah the FX 9590 is the first, not this not released yet CPU.
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#9
Caring1
First INTEL mainstream Processor to hit 5GHz out of the box!
AMD did that years ago.
Anyway, 12Mb Cache at 95W isn't too bad.
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#10
R0H1T
dj-electric said:
If we are referring to a turbo of 5Ghz as "a first", that's being a little unfair.
The AMD FX-9590 Vishera was actually spec'd to run at a maximum of 5Ghz.

That said, i'd like one of these 8086K CPUs.
I'd actually prefer the original 8086, are they still made :wtf:
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#11
Imsochobo
R0H1T said:
I'd actually prefer the original 8086, are they still made :wtf:
Yes, I assume so.
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#12
thevoiceofreason
buildzoid said:
Um what about the FX 9590?
"This press release brought to you by Intel"
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#13
RejZoR
Finally something that's a tad better than my archaic 5820K... One would expect them to reach this point faster...
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#15
Ubersonic
Caring1 said:
First INTEL mainstream Processor to hit 5GHz out of the box!
And 16 years behind schedule too, oh well, hopefully they hit their next big milestone (8-10GHz by the end of 2005) :D
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#16
BluesFanUK
RejZoR said:
Finally something that's a tad better than my archaic 5820K... One would expect them to reach this point faster...
Don't think i'll be updating my 5820K for a few more years.

Next step up is an 8 core model but, it means a big increase in power draw and not much gain in single core speeds.

An OC'd 5820K can still go toe to toe with the top end 6 core models, and it's about four years old now.
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#17
ssdpro
The chip appears to feature a nominal clock speed of 4.00 GHz, with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 5.00 GHz, making it the first mainstream desktop processor to hit the 5.00 GHz mark, out of the box.
For all the trolls whining this was propaganda or AMD was first, read the statement. The important word is "mainstream". The AMD offering was extremely limited quantity and mostly limited to OEM/system integrators. Plus, it lagged 10-30% behind the already available i7-4770K and suffered from epic latency (source).
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#18
CrAsHnBuRnXp
buildzoid said:
Um what about the FX 9590?
eidairaman1 said:
My 8350 is 5.0 24/7.

I thought the 8700K was the First 5.0 Chip from intel?
It's AMD and apparently AMD doesnt count. :laugh:
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#19
iO
And now screw everybody by launching it with Z390 boards...
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#20
R0H1T
ssdpro said:
For all the trolls whining this was propaganda or AMD was first, read the statement. The important word is "mainstream". The AMD offering was extremely limited quantity and mostly limited to OEM/system integrators. Plus, it lagged 10-30% behind the already available i7-4770K and suffered from epic latency (source).
The 9590 was 5GHz turbo out of the box, although you'd have to place it in a containment reactor of sorts, it was totally mainstream & not 5775c or 8121u kind of LE chip o_O
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#21
Th3pwn3r
How many of you think it's worth nearly $500? I think I'd rather buy a couple $250 processors.
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#22
jmcslob
So it's just a binned 8700k...
Love the name...
Seeing 40 years since release makes me feel really old...
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#23
las
Might get this chip just for the lols.
Imagine if it's not using pigeon poop (Devil's Canyon anyone..) - 5 GHz will be doable with cheap air cooling.

Caring1 said:
First INTEL mainstream Processor to hit 5GHz out of the box!
AMD did that years ago.
Anyway, 12Mb Cache at 95W isn't too bad.
Yeah, sadly AMD's 5 GHz chip were (and is) insanely slow..

iO said:
And now screw everybody by launching it with Z390 boards...
It will work just fine on Z370.
Z390 is what Z370 should have been from the start. Z370 is Z270 basicly..
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#24
bug
Th3pwn3r said:
How many of you think it's worth nearly $500? I think I'd rather buy a couple $250 processors.
It's a tribute to a 40-year old CPU that ushered in the PC era. The $500 asking price is nothing, I expect this is worth a lot more to a select few collectors.
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#25
therealmeep
las said:
Might get this chip just for the lols.
Imagine if it's not using pigeon poop (Devil's Canyon anyone..) - 5 GHz will be doable with cheap air cooling.



Yeah, sadly AMD's 5 GHz chip were (and is) insanely slow..



It will work just fine on Z370.
Z390 is what Z370 should have been from the start. Z370 is Z270 basicly..
Z370 is basically Z270 is pretty much Z170. All of these chips have the potential to be run in a Z170 chipset board, however redesigns on what pins get used for power potentially limits what chips would play nicely with these boards. My bet is this new chip will be the same story, and if someone finds a way past the pcie issues with the 8XXX series on Z170/270 you'll see most people jump from their 6700/7700s up to 6 or potentially 8 core chips if this architecture doesn't dead end, similar to the transition from sandy bridge to ivy bridge to haswell.
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