The 40th anniversary of the original Intel 8086 microprocessor launch is just days away (June 8), and ahead of this VideoCardz.com has posted screen captures of online listings for the rumored 8086 anniversary CPU – the Core i7-8086K.
(Screen captures above sourced from VideoCardz.com)
"Some retailers have already started listing the new SKU on their websites, indicating 70 USD/EUR premium over i7-8700K (~480/470 EUR). Not much is known at this point, but the CPU is rumored to be 5.0 GHz chip out of the box. It is, however, still expected to be a 6-core SKU."
Beyond the online retailer listings accidentally posted early, presumably, not much is known; though it seems fair to conclude that this may indeed be a higher-clocked version of the current i7-8700K and would therefore remain a 6-core/12-thread product. Intel is going to be at Computex beginning June 5 where they "will showcase how the company is powering the future of computing" so might we hear an announcement of a new product on the eve of the 8086 anniversary? The possibility is too logical to ignore.
An Intel 8086 cost $360 in
An Intel 8086 cost $360 in 1978. That’s about $1,300 in 2018.
Also rumored are the i5-8088K
Also rumored are the i5-8088K which has one memory channel disabled and the i9-8087K which has dual AVX-512 units.
8088K will launch only next
8088K will launch only next year when Intel gets the message that 8086K is too expensive.
will that be the product sku
will that be the product sku or the price? 😉
probably had been cheaper to
probably had been cheaper to drop the price of the i9 line.
If those prices are
If those prices are representative of what we can expect at launch, this is rather underwhelming, unless they’re cherrypicked dies with exceptional overclocking potential.