Back in mid-April we got the first whiff of some heady rumours regarding a 40th Anniversary Core i7-8086K CPU on the way from Intel. Of course, you can tell from the name, it would be commemorating the milestone that was the Intel 8086, the first Intel x86 microprocessor. Today those initial gaseous rumours appear to have formed a precipitate, and we can report that a number of online retailers have (accidentally?) listed a few details about this upcoming commemorative computer product.
VideoCardz has shared two links and screenshots showing listings of an Intel Core i7-8086K processor. The site notes that several Chinese sites have been listing the processor "for quite some time," buttoday it saw Canadian, Russian, and Italian listings pop up (however the Italian listing has been withdrawn already).
Not that much is known for sure at this point in time but the previous rumours suggested that this anniversary processor release would feature the beefy specs as outlined below:
- 14nm Coffee Lake-S architecture with LGA 1151 socket
- 6 Cores / 12 Threads
- Base / Boost of 4.00GHz / 5.10GHz, Unlocked
- L3 cache size: 12MB
- On board graphics: UHD630
- 95W TDP
In the retail listings you can see that some of these specs are 'confirmed'. However, the boost speed appears to be 5.00GHz out of the box, rather than 5.10GHz indicated above. Of course it is still an unlocked, overclockable processor as evidenced by its 'K' suffix.
For a price indication, the Italian listing was at €481 including that country's 22 per cent VAT. At current exchange rates that equates to about £400 with the UK's slightly lower VAT rate.
Pondering over the expected launch window for the Intel Core i7-8086K, I will stick with my original guesstimation of sometime during the Computex 2018 expo, 5th to 9th June.