This year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Intel’s x86 architecture and Intel may have been preparing a surprise for consumers, the Intel Core i7-8086K. A leak has revealed that the company may be working on a special edition processor that will have higher clock rates than the current Intel Core i7-8700K, but will maintain the number of cores and threads.
The name of this processor will be Intel Core i7-8086K and will have six cores and twelve threads, along with a 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM memory. The base frequency of this CPU will be 4 GHz with a Turbo Boost of up to 5 GHz.
Being a K processor we know that it will arrive with its multipliers unlocked, so we can easily do OC and pass the 5 GHz. As for its TDP, the special edition of the Intel processor has 95 W, the same as the current top of the range: the i7-8700K.
The 40th anniversary of the release of the x86 architecture is June 8, 2018, and is expected to be the same day when Intel introduces the Intel Core i7-8086K. Being a processor built on the same 14 nm architecture as the i7-8700K, there shouldn’t be a large plot to make this processor OC. If we look at its cache we find 64 KB of L1 cache (32 KB for data and 32 KB for instructions), 256 KB of L2 cache and 12 MB of L3 cache.
This would not be the first time that Intel has launched a commemorative processor, it already did so with the Intel Pentium G3258 on its 20th anniversary. This processor was not very popular with users, although with the specifications of the i7-8086 I’m sure many users want to be able to have it in their hands and go and buy it.
This information has been filtered through two screenshots on two different computers, one of which had the processor at its base frequency and the other at 5 GHz. All other processor data is the same between captures. If this information comes true, we may be able to get more information about the Intel Core i7-8086K as we approach June.