One of the most intriguing novelties of this summer is the Core i7-8086K, a commemorative processor released in limited edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Intel 8086. And while in fact it’s just a six-core similar to the Core i7-8700K, the manufacturer promises 5 GHz “out of the box “, Which allows us to believe in the conquest of the next speed limits.
If you follow the news of the processor market, you probably know that on June 8, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of Intel 8086 – the first chip in the history with the architecture of x86 – Intel Corporation has released a limited edition of a special “anniversary” processor Core i7-8086K. This festive novelty is an improved modification of the flagship six-core Coffee Lake for the LGA1151 v2 platform, capable of “out of the box” to develop a frequency of up to 5.0 GHz. This value is not just a beautiful figure, it has a symbolic significance for Intel. Thanks to her, the company undertakes to assert that over the past four decades the frequencies of its processors have grown exactly 1000 times.
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Along with this, the microprocessor giant boasts of other accomplishments, albeit not having an equally beautiful numerical expression. For example, the fact that the number of transistors in the first x86 processor was 29,000, and now (at Coffee Lake) it exceeds three billion. That the resolution of the process technology decreased from 3 microns, used in 1978, to the modern 14 nm. And also because the density of transistors in the processor chip during the 40-year evolution from Intel 8086 to Coffee Lake has grown more than 22 thousand times.
Company product page: Intel Core i7-8086K Processor