Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition CPU Listed By Etailers

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅30.05.2018 13:12:10

Forty years ago, fours years after the launch of the first 8-bit processor, Intel released a chip that would not only revolutionise computing but also lend its name to the core instruction set used by modern day CPUs. That processor was the 8086, the first 16-bit processor, and Intel look set to commemorate its release with a new Anniversary Edition CPU.

Nothing official has been announced, but listings for the Core i7-8086K Anniversary Edition have started to crop up at Canadian, Russian and Italian retailers. Name aside, this CPU's key claim to fame is a 5GHz reference frequency, which would make it the first CPU validated for this speed by the manufacturer at retail. Of course, that 5GHz is likely to represent its highest single-core Turbo frequency, but it's impressive nonetheless.

Frequency information aside, not a great deal is known about the chip specifications. It's expected to incorporate six physical cores, rather than the eight rumoured to be within a new Coffee Lake flagship due in the second half of 2018. Memory and multiplier overclocking is a given due to the use of a K suffix in the SKU. Just how much headroom it will have above 5GHz is anyone's guess.

Intel are hosting a Computex 2018 Keynote at 2pm Taipei time (6am UK) on June 5th, and that would be a logical event for any announcements.

SOURCE:, via Videocardz