The 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processor celebrates Intel’s introduction of the first processor in the x86 series and the first 8086 microprocessor. Introduced on June 8, 1978, the original 8086 was the first 16-bit processor and the first processor capable of modern personal computing.
It’s been 40 years since we forever changed computing with the x86 architecture and the 8086 processor. Since then, the reasons why we use our computers and how they influence everyday life have changed dramatically.
The new Intel Core i7-8086K processor delivers a fresh series of firsts. It features 6-cores, 12-threads and integrated graphics in an 1151-pin package supporting a 64-bit instruction set. And, it’s the first Intel processor to deliver up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency and Intel’s first 6-core processor with a 4.0 GHz base frequency out of the box. Higher frequency allows for improved single-threaded performance, which can be utilized across several gaming and content creation applications. The Intel Core i7-8086K processor also comes fully unlocked for overclocking.