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Sunday April 15, 2018

Intel Rumored to Release i7-8086K to Celebrate 40 Years of the x86 CPU

CPU-Z screencaps out of China suggest that Intel is preparing a new i7 processor to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original x86 chip, the 8086. Assuming this isn’t a clever fake, the i7-8086K could be a 4.6GHz Coffee Lake part that manages 5GHz with Turbo Boost.

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Considering the 8086’s position as the Adam and Eve of all our gaming CPUs, it certainly deserves some recognition. With 29,000 transistors and a maximum clock speed of 5 to 10MHz, it was a serious processor. In fact, WikiChip’s David Schor has been pleading with Intel to pitch the exact SKU mentioned in the Baidu posts since January.

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