Intel’s commemoration of its 8086 processor for its 40th year is a little bit special. The 8086 is the chip which is considered to be the ancestor of the x86 architecture, prevalent to current computing world.
By releasing a special edition Core i7 for the LGA 1151 socket, aptly named Core i7-8086K, the processor is the first to sport a turbo clock of 5GHz out-of-the-box, while featuring a nominal base clock speed of 4GHz.
More likely, the Core i7-8086K is expected 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 leaked listing below, shows some crucial information about the chip, including possible price, part number and availability.
Pricing and Availability
The chip will be compatible with Intel 300-series chipset motherboards. Initial listings put its price around $486, making it significantly more expensive than the Core i7-8700K.
Intel might finally the Core i7-8086K at COMPUTEX 2018 (probably on June 8), alongside the first motherboards based on its Z390 Express chipset.