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Intel announces limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K anniversary CPU

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4GHz speed out of the box, 5GHz turbo boost

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40 years after releasing its historic 8086 processor, the one that got the x86 architecture started, Intel today announced a special limited edition anniversary processor called the Core i7-8086K. This new 8th-gen Core chip maxes out at a dizzying 5GHz turbo frequency, with a default 4GHz clock speed out of the box. Intel is releasing the new Core i7 part on June 8th, the exact anniversary of the 8086’s release. Being a K-series processor, the Core i7-8086K also has its multiplier unlocked and is ready for overclocking to even more extreme speeds, should you feel the need.

To maximize hype around this release, Intel is going to be giving away 8,086 Core i7-8086K chips, though the company hasn’t yet disclosed a price if you want to buy one.