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Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition with six cores announced!

Intel performs giveaway of Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition to celebrate its 40years of Intel 8086

Intel has marked its 40years anniversary of the Intel 8086 by announcing Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor. The Intel 8086 processor had been used in the original IBM PC design, including the widespread version called IBM PC XT. Now its new version has the highest-clocked SKU in Intel’s mainstream processor family with a base clock of 4GHz. It has a single-core turbo frequency for 5GHz.

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A photo of the original Intel 8086 processor(left side) from 1978 the new Intel Core i7-8086K(right side) limited edition processor. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

The Core i7-808K Limited Edition has six cores that can execute 12 threads.

Also, its “K” assignment implies that this processor is completely open for your overclocking delight. It has a 95W TDP, 12MB of L3 store and support for DDR4-2666 memory.

Intel will give away 8,086 of the CPUs through the Intel 8086 Sweepstakes. It’s available to inhabitants of the US, Canada, Germany France, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China only. The sweepstakes is opening on June 7that 2PM EST and you have to enter between 5pm Pacific Time (PT) on June 7 and 5pm PT on June 8.

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Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition

The company has allocated 2,086 to the US, 2,000 to China, 1,000 to Germany, and 500 for each the remaining eligible countries.

Intel did not give an official price for the Core i7-8086K Limited Edition, but the official rules for the sweepstakes says that the value of processor is $425. That compares to an official MSRP of $359 for the Core i7-8700K.

 

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