Intel celebrated the 40 anniversary of the first 8086 processor yesterday by announcing the availability of its new 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K limited-edition processor.
The 8 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.
The new Intel Core i7-8086K processor delivers a fresh series of firsts. It features the company's first 6-core, 12-threads and integrated graphics in an 1151-pin package supporting a 64-bit instruction set.
Intel's Core i7-8086K limited-edition processor is also the company's first processor to deliver up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency. For those uninitiated, higher frequency allows for improved single-threaded performance, which can be utilised across several gaming and content creation applications. The Intel Core i7-8086K processor also comes fully unlocked for overclocking.
How to get it free:
In celebration of the x86 architecture and the first Intel 8086 microprocessor, Intel is giving away 8,086 8 Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processors. For 24 hours starting at 5 p.m. PDT June 7, fans can visit Intel's website to enter.
After the 24-hour entry window, 8,086 lucky entrants will be randomly chosen. Its open to residents of the US, Canada, Germany France, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China. Intel has allocated 2,086 to the US, 2,000 to China, 1,000 to Germany, and 500 for each the remaining eligible countries.
The company hasn't confirmed the pricing as of yet but the sweepstakes terms indicate that the approximate retail value is $425.