With the introduction of its Intel Core i7-8086K processor, Intel is successfully celebrating its 40th anniversary of its first ever built 8086 processor. The i7-8086K is the 8th generation processor of Intel and also its limited edition. It is a kind of dedicatory processor of Intel, which portrays Intel’s best gaming desktop’s performance along with control of advanced productivity and creation. This 8th generation processor of Intel also celebrates the debut of its first processor in 8086 microprocessor and x86 series as well.
Intel Core i7-8086K processor got unveiled this year June but the original Intel Core 8086 processor capable of latest personal computing as well as the first 16-bit processor. This 8th generation Intel Core processor renders a current series of firsts. Intel Core i7-8086K is featured with 6-cores, integrated graphics, and 12-threads along with 1151-pin package supports instruction 63-bit set. Therefore, this is the first ever made Intel Core processor to offer up to single-core 5.0 GHz turbo frequency as well as 4.0 GHz base frequency. Higher frequency can also facilitate across various content creation and gaming application by allowing improvement in single-threaded performance.
Intel Core i7-8086K is also designed with fully unlocked options for overclocking. This all-new processor also has the potential to hit all 6-cores with 7.24GHz. It is also expected that the all-new 8th generation processor will support base frequency of all-core turbo 4.6 GHx as well. That will surely spot a gain of +300 MHz on its all-core and base frequency while on the single core turbo with +300 MHz. It is also to be believed that this latest processor will be still rated at 95W TDP similar to the previous Intel Core i7-8700k processor.
Intel decides declares to produce the 8th generation Core i7-8086K processor in just 50,000 units. That will be a kind of improvement over its existing Intel Core i7-8700k processor’s offering. Irrespective of the fact concerned with a limited edition, it seems that manufacturing of i7-8086K processor was not difficult for Intel as it just involved removing of silicon from its production line. However, this fact is also considered as a negligible matter with frequencies but the top-end bin is always facilitated by a good chip.
With the introduction of the latest i7-8086K processor, Intel also focused on its security options with Intel OS Guard, secure key, Intel MPX (Memory Protection Extensions), Intel SGX (software Guard Extensions), Intel AES New Instructions, Intel Boot Guard and Execute Disable Bit as well. This all-new processor belongs to K-series, therefore, it will have the options for multiplier unlock and is set for overclocking to even maximum speeds. However, Intel Core i7-8086K processor can get configured maximum in a single CPU with FCLGA1151 sockets supports as well.
For someone eagerly looking for a reasonable Intel Core i7-8700k processor can, the Intel Core i7-8086K processor becomes an available option. Till yet, Intel did not declare the official availability and pricing of its 8th generation Intel Core i7-8086K processor. However, we can partially guess the average retail value of this upcoming core processor at $425. Hence, it is expected that this 8th generation Intel Core i7-8086K processor of Intel will be raised for more manufacturing demand and will celebrate other key miles.
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-By Chandrani Sarkar (Sr Content Developer and Research Analyst @Travarsa)