The Core i7-8086K is a limited series processor commemorating the 40th anniversary of Intel’s first 16-bit processor, the 8086.
In 1978, Intel released its 8086 processor, the manufacturer’s first 16-bit processor. This processor used a new architecture, which has been improved over the years, becoming known as x86, and is used to date in processors for PC-type personal computers.
The processor is compatible with motherboards of the 300 series and is made to the molds of the i7-8700K, but has higher frequencies: the base clock is 4GHz, while the maximum Turbo Boost is able to reach 5GHz.
It is one of Intel’s rare limited-edition edition processors, while simultaneously celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original 8086 CPU and Intel’s 50th anniversary.
In addition to celebrating these occasions, it is also Intel’s first consumer processor to achieve 5.0GHz without overclocking.
Core i7 8086K
The Core i7 8086K arrives on June 8, the 40th anniversary date of the 8086 launch, Intel’s first processor. It arrives equipped with six cores and all technologies of the eighth generation. It is worth mentioning that the 8086 had between 5 and 10 MHz of speed, so the i7 is at least a thousand times faster.
If it is used on a motherboard with another chipset, such as the H370, B360 or H310, it will work perfectly, but you will not be able to overclock it by modifying your clock multiplier.
The processor comes with integrated Intel UHD 630 video with a maximum clock of 1.2 GHz (the same used in the Core i7-8700K and lower models).
The Core i7-8086K started to be sold by Intel on June 8, 2018 to a limited extent. The price initially revealed was $ 490.
Features and chipset
They share the same arrangement of six cores and 12 rows. Both chips are also built on the same architecture as the third-generation 14nm Coffee Lake.
However, Intel has told us that it has refined its 14nm ++ process and power delivery on this limited-edition processor, which at least lends it more overclocking capabilities, which we will delve into later.
The Intel Core i7-8086K fits into the already established Z370, H370, B360 and H310 platforms. Still, the Z370 chipset may seem a bit limited in points, considering that it supports only two-channel memory and only 16 PCIe tracks (out of a total of 40) directly connected to the CPU.