Tuesday, June 19th 2018

Intel: "If [AMD] Wanted an Intel Core i7-8086K CPU, [They] Could Have Just Asked Us"

Oh well, this almost makes us think of this industry as going hand in hand merrily, tongue-in-cheeking each other towards fulfilling, eternal happiness. It's a shame that this not usually the shape of our industry, but really, life isn't either, so let's keep our expectations in check. All in all, Intel's Twitter response to the viral, beautifully-crafted AMD initiative of exchanging one of Intel's commemorative 8086K CPUs for one of its Threadripper 1950X processors is equally satisfying - there's an unavoidable smile to be found while considering these two exchanges.

Kudos, Intel. Kudos for both companies for keeping it in a good spirit. If only we didn't have strange things such as Optane memory shenanigans going on concurrently...
Sources: AMD, Intel
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23 Comments on Intel: "If [AMD] Wanted an Intel Core i7-8086K CPU, [They] Could Have Just Asked Us"

#1
ShurikN
They already did on October the 5th last year.
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#2
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I'd keep my 8086K.
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#3
TheLaughingMan
This is the CPU market I remember. I hope this is a sign that the marketing department at AMD is being lead by someone now.
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#4
Easo
qubit said:
I'd keep my 8086K.
I would keep it just because it will probably cost a lot more after few years have passed.
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#5
Casecutter
This is crap to give Tech sites something to use a click-bait as the obfuscation from the real crap they are or aren't doing and have use looking else where!

Squirrel!
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#7
Fx
Touché! I love it.
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#8
mcraygsx
Easo said:
I would keep it just because it will probably cost a lot more after few years have passed.
That is not a realistic expectations when 8086k is available to masses. Good luck with your pipe dream if u think your 8086K will be worth twice the cost. You only have to glare at Pentium G3258 and you will be long gone before it is considered a vintage.
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#9
windwhirl
mcraygsx said:
That is not a realistic expectations when 8086k is available to masses. Good luck with your pipe dream if u think your 8086K will be worth twice the cost. You only have to glare at Pentium G3258 and you will be long gone before it is considered a vintage.
Who knows... It may seem like a pointless bet, but there will only be around 40000 of those CPUs. It's not likely that many people will keep them in mint condition. After a long time, give or take a few decades, they may actually sell for a lot of money, if they are perfectly preserved. Or they could sell for two cents and that'd be it...
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#10
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Grasping at straws now
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#11
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
mcraygsx said:
That is not a realistic expectations when 8086k is available to masses. Good luck with your pipe dream if u think your 8086K will be worth twice the cost. You only have to glare at Pentium G3258 and you will be long gone before it is considered a vintage.
Not really “the masses” when only 50,000 are to be produced, with 8,086 of them being given free. That is a drop in the bucket of the number of CPU’s sold. It actually has a fair chance of going up in value.
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#12
Arjai
I think, that the 40,000, or so, people that have, will have, this CPU, should all get together, exchange numbers, pat each other one the back and then, wake 'da fart up.

Since when, has Intel been worth what they sell? In 5 years? Will anyone even want this thing? In 10 years? I think the bloke with about 20 MB's for this thing will be the winner! Hmmm, that gives me an idea....LOL
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#13
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Of course, they might not go up at all, you’re correct.. If there was real nostalgia for the original 8086, it would not be selling on eBay for between $10 and $25.
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#14
cucker tarlson
Don't know how this cpu will turn out on second hand market. My bet is not that great. 5775c is still $350 while 6700K is $200, but it was something completely different. 8086 is 8700 on steroids. I cannot imagine it selling anything more than a couple bucks more than 8700k.
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Easo said:
I would keep it just because it will probably cost a lot more after few years have passed.
Exactly, especially if it's kept sealed in its box. What will really help its value of course, is the fact it was one of 8086 giveaways. Keeping that paperwork to prove provenance is key here.

mcraygsx said:
That is not a realistic expectations when 8086k is available to masses. Good luck with your pipe dream if u think your 8086K will be worth twice the cost. You only have to glare at Pentium G3258 and you will be long gone before it is considered a vintage.
Not really. See my response to Easo above for why I think it will have a significant value one day. Value will go down initially and then go up. You'll have to wait a good 10-15 years for that profit probably, so don't buy purely as an investment, lol.

rtwjunkie said:
Not really “the masses” when only 50,000 are to be produced, with 8,086 of them being given free. That is a drop in the bucket of the number of CPU’s sold. It actually has a fair chance of going up in value.
Exactly, even with 8086 giveaway ones, it will go up. Consider that the vast majority of them will be unboxed and used and only extreme nerds like us would keep them in the box with the paperwork to prove their provenance. :laugh:
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#16
HimymCZe
Easo said:
I would keep it just because it will probably cost a lot more after few years have passed.
as a piece of silicon I doubt It would worth anything after some time. So far I'm not aware of any Intel chip that would have gain value with time, this one will be no different.
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#17
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
HimymCZe said:
as a piece of silicon I doubt It would worth anything after some time. So far I'm not aware of any Intel chip that would have gain value with time, this one will be no different.
Never underestimate to ability of ill-informed people to pay for the perceived collectibility of something many others would consider junk.

One only has to take a stroll through any auction site, real or web based to see the strange things people will part with their money for.
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#18
Vayra86
windwhirl said:
Who knows... It may seem like a pointless bet, but there will only be around 40000 of those CPUs. It's not likely that many people will keep them in mint condition. After a long time, give or take a few decades, they may actually sell for a lot of money, if they are perfectly preserved. Or they could sell for two cents and that'd be it...
CPUs with a different IHS print. That's all it is. At least the Pentium was a special CPU. This is just a weak release IMO. Its worse than a rebrand. If you think this will be worth more than the purchase price, think again, since Spectre/Meltdown any Intel CPU you buy has lost a big part of its value when you receive it. These CPUs will not sell well as second hands, when new architecture with a hardware fix has been released.

And... collector's CPUs? I haven't seen them sell all that well anywhere.
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#19
Caring1
AMD smacked them down, this pathetic attempt at a come back proves it, they have nothing.
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#20
TheGuruStud
Caring1 said:
AMD smacked them down, this pathetic attempt at a come back proves it, they have nothing.
The whole anniversary thing itself is a distraction. In fact, to me, it's Intel admitting that after this CPU, they will have lost the lead in everything. Zen 2 is coming and they know they have nothing (except their own glue lol, total losers).
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#21
slehmann
IMHO a rather uninspired answer to AMDs marketing coup ...
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#22
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
slehmann said:
IMHO a rather uninspired answer to AMDs marketing coup ...
Really? It shows their PR department has a sense of humor. We always enjoy needling our friendly rivals in person, do we not?

People, and not just you, try to read too much into this. It’s just done in good fun, by both sides, and garners publicity for both sides that incites smiles.
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#23
slehmann
rtwjunkie said:
Really? It shows their PR department has a sense of humor. We always enjoy needling our friendly rivals in person, do we not?

People, and not just you, try to read too much into this. It’s just done in good fun, by both sides, and garners publicity for both sides that incites smiles.
Might be, but for a good friendly rivalry an answer on the same level is needed. To keep up with the level is the sign of respect needed.
And by the way, i dont believe that AMD is a friendly rival to a company which used every possible trick to keep its de facto monopoly.
Till this day they try to force their own partners to never ever sell AMD hardware to their customers.
They even got fined by the EU for such behavior.
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