Intel processor which is named Core i7-8086K showed up and it is currently being tested. The processor is named after the Intel’s 8086 microprocessor which was released back in 1978 in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Intel’s classic microprocessor.
This wouldn’t be the first time for Intel to be doing an anniversary edition SKU. Intel released the Pentium G3258, marking the 20th anniversary of Pentium processors. Now, the Intel Core i7-8086K might just become another anniversary edition SKU, marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic Intel 8086 microprocessor.
Moving on to the specifications, the Core i7-8086K features similar core configuration like the Core i7-8700K. The Intel Core i7-8086K has 6 core, 12 threads, and 12 MB L3 cache. The TDP is the same as the Core i7-8700K, maintained at 95 Watts. The Core i7-8086K has the fastest core speeds so far for an Intel 6 core processor. Core i7-8086K has a base clock of 4.00GHz which can be boosted up to 5.1GHz. The 5.1GHz boost clock is single-core whereas, all core boost is at 4.4GHz but it’s more stable at 4.3GHz unless the processor is provided with proper cooling.
Intel Core i7-8086K Specifications
|Name||Intel Core i7-8700K||Intel Core i7-8086K|
|CPU family||Coffee Lake-S||Coffee Lake-S|
|Platform||Desktop LGA 1151||Desktop LGA 1151|
|L3 Cache||12 MB||12 MB|
|Graphics||UHD 630||UHD 630|
|TDP||95 Watts||95 Watts|
|Price||$359 US||To Be Announced|
While the testing of the Core i7-8086K had a Cooler Master T400i air cooler, the processor performed at under 70C but when all the cores were overclocked to 5.0GHz, the temperature instantly raised above 95C almost near 100C. You will need to provide some proper cooling to the processor to keep it cool. However, when the processor is under some cooling then overclocking on this processor becomes really easy, even the sample processor reached 5.1GHz with no effort.
The user stated that during the testing, the BIOS of the Z370 Tomahawk delivered some inconsistent performance results. As we can see in the benchmark tests, the processor is no better than the Core i7-7700K in single core performance but the Core i7-8086K crushes the Core i7-7700K in multi-core tests due to 4 more threads.
The Intel Core i7-8086K would be the fastest 6 core processor option available in the market if it’s real. The processor will be launching around June which makes the 40th anniversary of the 8086 microprocessor.