40 years ago – on June 8, 1978 – the first 8086 processor was released. The command set architecture implemented in it became the basis of the well-known architecture x86. The processors of this architecture have become the most successful line of Intel processors. Modern processors of this architecture retain the ability to perform all the commands of this set.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of the 8086 processor, Intel announced a special limited version of the Core i7-8086K. This new chip is the representative of the eighth generation of Core processors. Its distinctive feature is support for higher clock speeds compared to standard chips – the base frequency is 4 GHz, and the frequency in Turbo Boost mode is set at 5 GHz. Given that the novelty has the suffix K, it has an unlocked multiplier that will allow enthusiasts to overclock the processor independently.
The Intel Core i7-8086K processor will go on sale from June 8th. Its price has not yet been reported. But it is known that the device will be released in limited edition, and 8086 units are planned to be played among users from several countries (Ukraine is not included in the list).
Source: The Verge