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Leak Reveals Surprise 5GHz Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Processor

Intel Core i7-8086K 5Ghz Anniversary Edition CPUs Leaked Online

Intel was going to release one of its fastest ever processors on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its 8086 processor but the circumstances changed so much that the surprise super-fast processor - the Core i7-8086K processor that had  been rumoured for a couple of months, had been revealed by online retailer listings gathered by Videocardz.

On the 30th of May, retailers were found online that were advertising the special processor with a speeds of 4 GHz and 5 GHz.

The core and thread count and indeed the L3 cache amount of 12MB matche that of Intel's existing Core i7-8700K, which has a maximum speed of 4.7GHz.


While the product listing at Merlion has been taken down, the product page was still available at Connection.com as of the morning of 31st of May and had just recently been taken down. The Connection.com page had listed the CPU as having a manufacturer part number of BX80684I78086K.

While the 8086 processor was released in 1978 and lead to the highly successful x86 architecture, it's not the first time that Intel has launched an anniversary edition CPU either.

The 5 GHz edition was currently being priced at $489.83 on Connection.com, which is approximately $140 more than then Intel Core i7-8700K, which has base speed of 3.70 GHz and can be pushed up to 4.70 GHz.



Although it is not known for sure when these CPUs will be available but according to the original image at VideoCardz it appears that they are slated to be available for order starting on June 8th 2018 and shipping on June 12th 2018.




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