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

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    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.

    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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  2. panhead

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    Including the Meltdown and Spectre flaws?
     
  3. kandrey89

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    Not buying a single Intel chip with Spectre or Meltdown.

    Still find it funny that rumors continue to claim chips run 4.x GHz and will do 5 GHz+ on overclocking when in fact base clock is rarely hitting low 4s and 5 GHz only on super overclocking.
     
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  5. Amadeus-484

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    I am holding out for the slightly cheaper i7-8088k. I am sure more PCs would use that processor too.
     
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    I wonder if their going to release the i7-8087 to boost the FPU performance of that i7-8086...
     
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  7. Mega6

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    Yeah the co-processor is a rumored Titan V something.
     
  8. ianken

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    I get the historical significance of the 8086, but as a 68K guy the segmented memory architecture still makes me cranky.

    First real job in the industry while still in school, where I did all my course work on 68k and Data General systems : taking training on 8086 and my reaction was "wtf is this segment shit? Who thought this was a good idea?"
     
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    Both included for the low, Low, LOW price of:
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    I heard the 8080K was gonna be the go-to underdog chip next year.

    FAKE EDIT: however I'm holding out for that sweet NEC V30k ...
     
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    ...dammit
     
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  12. AceGoober

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    It comes with a automatic turbo button at no extra charge! I'm in!
     
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    I'll buy that if the heat spreader is made of ceramic

    i7-8086k.jpg
     
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  14. DeathFromBelow

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    If you pop off the IHS it says AMD Ryzen with Vega graphics.
     
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    Not only that but you're pretty much forced to void the warranty and de-lid it to get anywhere close to acceptable temps. Oh sure, the anti-de-lidding crowd will tell you that you don't have to do that because they're designed to run that hot but the moment you put any kind of real load on that super-overclocked chip that's not been de-lidded it's going to thermal throttle like a mofo. Yeah... Intel is so great. Yep, you can overclock it alright but thanks to that toothpaste that they use good luck keeping those temps low to prevent thermal throttling while under load at the super high clock speeds.

    Personally speaking the idea of buying a Ryzen processor is looking better and better simply as a way to stick it to Intel. AMD processors may not be the fastest processor to buy but at least I won't feel quite as dirty after buying it. I won't feel like I need to take a shower after the purchase.
     
  16. ButtonPuncher

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    What no i7-8086SX? DX2? DX4? ;)
     
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    Your probably not going to be buying any new chips for the next couple of years then - pipelines on CPUs are longer than many seem to assume.
     
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    There's always AMD Ryzen.
     
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    40th anniversary????

    I feel old.
     
  20. DejaWiz

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    Same. But only if it has a Turbo button...
     
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  21. RangerXML

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    About the only reason I'm not totally jealous of not getting that CPU is that I recently got a 8700k, it the i7 8086 would have been an 8 core and 16 threads I would have gone nuts right now.
     
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    It would be nice to get an intel CPU that can use a stock fan these days without spontaneously combusting.
     
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    5GHz Turbo and 6 cores + nostalgia? Shut up and take my money!
     
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    The question is will this be 6-cores or 8-cores.
     
  25. RangerXML

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    Rumor say it will be six-core, otherwise I'd be all over it, especially with 8 cores already on the way.