Intel’s Core i7-8086K goes up for order at Amazon and Newegg

Intel's 5-GHz Core i7-8086K is available for order at Amazon, Newegg, and Best Buy for the un-marked-up price of $425. Yours truly had expected a markup on the limited edition of 50,000 chips (of which 8,086 are apparently already reserved for give-away purposes), but it seems that retailers are playing fair with prices so far. No telling what allocations US e-tailers got for these, so I would move fast if you want that sweet, sweet single-core speed.

In fact, I've put my money where my mouth is and secured one of these chips independently. Stay tuned as I figure out what the premium over a run-of-the-mill Core i7-8700K buys us in terms of both stock and overclocked performance, as well as that limited-edition cachet.

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    • Sahrin
    • 1 year ago

    Amazing that Intel would release a product that is so clearly aimed at collectors/enthusasits…in bog standard retail packaging.

    Like their objective was to put a footnote in the Proxy Statement saying “we commemorated our 40th anniversary” rather than to actually commemorate it.

    Intel has great engineers, I don’t think anyone denies that.

    But lord god is it run by a pack of idiots.

      • ronch
      • 1 year ago

      I think they could’ve opted to put them in metal cans like AMD did with their 8-core FX CPUs.

        • VincentHanna
        • 1 year ago

        all they had to do was put it in the same packaging that shipped with the original 8086, whatever that was. Probably an old tuna can.

    • NovusBogus
    • 1 year ago

    I missed out on the nonsensically numbered AE Pentium, and kind of want a chip like that as a fun project. But not for $425.

    • ronch
    • 1 year ago

    What’s the TDP of these chips?

    • Hsldn
    • 1 year ago

    I could buy one but after Ryzen, 6core doesn’t look that amazing. Nice single core performance tough.

      • ronch
      • 1 year ago

      Well, I’ve been using my FX-8350 for 5½ years now so all these ‘new’ 6- and 8-cores coming out are like -_-

    • elites2012
    • 1 year ago

    im not seeing the reason to go out and buy one. but if you build it intel the idiots will buy it.

    • ptsant
    • 1 year ago

    I really like this chip, mostly for the nostalgia factor and the obscene single-threaded performance.

    If RAM prices were decent, would have seriously considered it.

    • VincentHanna
    • 1 year ago

    I had it in my cart. Couldn’t pull the trigger though.

    Who knows, maybe I’ll win the free one!

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Apparently these things are going out of stock already. THANKS FOR THE PAPER LAUNCH INTEL!

    May I suggest some [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113499&cm_re=2700X-_-19-113-499-_-Product<]superior[/url<] [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113447&cm_re=1950X-_-19-113-447-_-Product<]alternatives[/url<]. Or, if you want to see the [b<]ORIGINAL[/b<] 5GHz chip... that included 8 coarz instead of a pathetic 6 cores... there's [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113347&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-Advanced%20Micro%20Devices-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=5257136&SID=ShopAMD<]this guy right here[/url<]. And unlike a bloated $425, you can have 5 GHz Powar for only $110 with [b<]plenty[/b<] of stock available. [Edit: Oh yeah and Intel doesn't use solder. Gimme my upvotes Chrispy_]

      • LoneWolf15
      • 1 year ago

      Obvious troll is obvious.

        • Goty
        • 1 year ago

        You’d think he’d get bored of it eventually.

          • chuckula
          • 1 year ago

          Considering my legitimate posts get downthumbed automatically — especially when they are accurate but not to AMD’s liking — I like to put in a few extra posts as a control.

            • Goty
            • 1 year ago

            I think the problem is that it’s hard to separate your legitimate posts from your trolling ones.

            • blastdoor
            • 1 year ago

            Also, whining about down votes is a good way to get more down votes

            • LoneWolf15
            • 1 year ago

            And, we have a winner. Ding! Ding! Ding!

            You can either be a troll, or insightful. You can’t be both, because all comments will be taken as troll.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 1 year ago

            TROLL POST MINUS ONE

            • kuraegomon
            • 1 year ago

            As something of a poker player, I’ll borrow terminology from that milieu to suggest that your post game is balanced, but polarized. Your posts are either really factual, or breathtakingly trolly, with not much of an in-between – but around equally much of each extreme.

            As you often get significant positive kudos for likewise positive contributions, I don’t think you have much to complain about. Human nature pretty much dictates that general disapproval of your bridge-denizen antics would bleed over into some unfair downthumbing of your other posts. You’ve earned said disapproval, so I’m more likely to just shrug my shoulders when I see it happen … and upvote your positive stuff when I can be bothered.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            And on occasion they’re both factual AND phrased trolly

            • tritonus
            • 1 year ago

            Spot on, kuraegomon! May I also remind us all of [url=https://techreport.com/news/31145/tr-12-days-of-giveaways-toshiba-big-gift-in-a-small-package<]this glorious day[/url<] in the life of Chuckula!

            • uni-mitation
            • 1 year ago

            I will offer a radical idea: don’t pay attention if your “legitimate” posts are down-voted. I would rather offer my respect to someone that is consistent with his views instead of being malleable to public opinion.

            BTW, reality is not up for a vote. So, the up and down votes are there for what? If this was a popularity contest I would say infamy is the same as fame. In that case, count those votes either way.

            uni-mitation

    • strangerguy
    • 1 year ago

    I might be more sympathetic to marked up collectible if they put solder or remove the IHS completely.

    But that’s just me.

      • Chrispy_
      • 1 year ago

      I will never not upvote someone complaining about intel’s lack of solder on high-end CPUs.

        • VincentHanna
        • 1 year ago

        Why not? You can’t deny there is demand for it, even if, in your opinion, the benefits are illusory.

          • RAGEPRO
          • 1 year ago

          You should read Chrispy_’s post again. 🙂
          [quote<]I will [s<]never not[/s<] always upvote someone complaining about intel's lack of solder on high-end CPUs.[/quote<]

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      They should come pre-delidded with a stock TIM applied, and if you don’t like it you can replace it.

    • JosiahBradley
    • 1 year ago

    75$ nets you a 300mhz factory overclock. That 75$ could have gone towards better cooling and a at home overclock of probably more. Anyone building PC’s that’s knows enough to know what this limited edition is probably is brave enough for an AIO cooler too.

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 1 year ago

      The interesting question is going to be whether the average i7-8086K overclocks better than the average i7-8700K, since these are highly likely to be binned dies to hit those speeds within a 95-W TDP. The higher stock clocks are just a bonus.

      • jihadjoe
      • 1 year ago

      I imagine every single 8086k will do at least 5.1GHz, which makes Intel’s binning service $45 cheaper than Silicon Lottery’s ($470 for the 5.1GHz bin).

        • JosiahBradley
        • 1 year ago

        Silicon lottery sells the 5ghz model for 5$ cheaper though. My Haswell hits 5ghz, so I’m really unsure were Intel is going lately.

          • K-L-Waster
          • 1 year ago

          Ok, but if you used the same OC techniques on one of these, would you be able to hit 5.2? Plus having 2 extra cores?

          • gmskking
          • 1 year ago

          My 4790k has no problem hitting 5GHz.

            • DeadOfKnight
            • 1 year ago

            Lucky

      • brucek2
      • 1 year ago

      I’m going to guess that most of the buyers here will be buying both the binned chip and the “better cooling.” It’s not a one or the other situation.

      With the cooling held constant, we’re back to the original proposition: a little more money for a somewhat better chance at a better / cooler / more long lived overclock.

      As to how much difference that binning really makes on average, I guess it’ll be a while before all the data is in.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<] limited edition of 50,000 chips[/quote<] Now does that include or exclude the 8,086 that Intel gave away?

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 1 year ago

      Ian at Anand says it’s inclusive.

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        Keep it in the original plastic wrap in a dark and humidity-controlled environment Kampan!

        No review is worth losing a collector’s item!

          • Jeff Kampman
          • 1 year ago

          Pshaw. I’ll probably delid it and see just how far a binned CFL die can be pushed.

            • jihadjoe
            • 1 year ago

            Vice grip, hammer, and block of wood method?

            • chuckula
            • 1 year ago

            That’s my preferred weapon of choice.

            • ColeLT1
            • 1 year ago

            After doing a few dozen like that, I finally bought a delid tool (https://rockitcool.myshopify.com/), makes it soooooo much easier.

            • chuckula
            • 1 year ago

            Delidding is just becoming too commercial man.

            • jihadjoe
            • 1 year ago

            Let’s take a moment to re-watch the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwv_EsY07Wg<]best delid video ever[/url<]. No intro screen, no talking heads, no music. Just a man with a vice grip, a hammer, and a block of wood.

            • K-L-Waster
            • 1 year ago

            Luxury! In mah day, we used our fingernails and willpower!

            • psuedonymous
            • 1 year ago

            Stick it in a rock-tumbler with a handful of OG 8086s. IHS will buff right off!

            • DPete27
            • 1 year ago

            Watch it be soldered and you ruin the chip trying to pop the lid off.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            I must have missed it…these definitely have a TIM and are not soldered? I wondered if they would be, similar to Devil’s Canyon.

            • chuckula
            • 1 year ago

            Unless Intel got crazy with the solder, these parts are almost certainly using TIM too.

            50,000 CPUs, even collector’s item CPUs, is not enough of a production run to justify dusting off the solder equipment at the packaging facility.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            Bummer, but I guess I understand it.

            • HERETIC
            • 1 year ago

            Same as 8700-
            [url<]https://wccftech.com/intel-core-i7-8086k-7-ghz-overclock-ln2-cooling-der8auer/[/url<]

    • Shobai
    • 1 year ago

    AUD$629 from PLE.

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