Join us live at noon ET as we unbox and test the Core i7-8086K

My Core i7-8086K arrives today, and I'm going to waste no time getting it out of its commemorative packaging and into a motherboard so we can see how it performs. It'd be a crime not to share that experience with the rest of the TR community, so I'm going to be benchmarking the chip live on YouTube starting at noon ET.

I have our Z370 and X470 test beds ready to go for some comparative benchmarking and OCing, so come chill and chat while I put some chips through their paces. I expect I'll be doing about an hour to an hour and a half worth of testing, all told. There may also be a random cat or two. You can view the stream at our YouTube page or through the embed below:

Hope you can join us!

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    • Cuhulin
    • 1 year ago

    Isn’t anyone else excited about the return of the Intel 8086 – one of the chips that started the entire PC revolution?

    • Amiga500+
    • 1 year ago

    So what kinda cooler does it come with? πŸ˜€

      • jihadjoe
      • 1 year ago

      lol if I win one I’m gonna pair it with a Wraith Prism even if I have to fabricate my own mounting hardware.

    • ronch
    • 1 year ago

    Is this processor’s box any different from the usual Intel CPU packaging?

      • Shobai
      • 1 year ago

      It appears to say ‘limited edition’, at least

    • techguy
    • 1 year ago

    So far I’ve only seen 5.1-5.2 out of the 8086k. If I don’t win one, I think I’ll pass and try my luck at an 8700k off the shelf at Micro Center for only $299. No point paying a premium if you’re actually going to use this chip and not just keep it on a shelf as a collector’s piece. That or wait to see what the mythical 8-core can do in terms of clocks.

      • jihadjoe
      • 1 year ago

      This dude got his to 5.5GHz:

      [url<]https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/8q38n9/the_tech_report_i78086k_spoilers/e0gfaig/[/url<]

    • HERETIC
    • 1 year ago

    Hey Jeff-Any chance of doing a gaming comparison with a 1/2 PRICE 8600 or 8600K?????????

      • Spunjji
      • 1 year ago

      Why? We know what the results will be. If you’re playing games and don’t have a 240hz display then there will be no discernible difference whatsoever between the two CPUs.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    FYI with Kampman hitting a wall at about 5.1GHz, Silicon Lottery reports that its delidded 8700K parts can hit 5.1GHz on all cores about 54% of the time. So this isn’t horrible for a non-delidded part.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      Yep, the overwhelming majority of 14nm parts don’t scale pass beyond ~5.0Ghz without dumping a ton of volts.

      Ryzen and Ryzen+ chips could only dream going beyond 4.5Ghz though let alone reaching 5.0Ghz without insane voltage.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Kampman summed it up well: Al all core 5.1GHz is OK I guess. Not great.

    • Gyromancer
    • 1 year ago

    I just embedded the new stream after the crash. Reload the page if it still says we are no longer live.

    • thedosbox
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]There may also be a random cat or two.[/quote<] YOU NEED TO GIVE ME MORE WARNING NEXT TIME.

      • thedosbox
      • 1 year ago

      THERE WAS CAT! THANK YOU

      [url<]https://youtu.be/9GW_WxcuKs4?t=2231[/url<] [edit] lol @ Jeff's uplay username? "Bodacious cowboy"

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        That was his name here for a while too. I think it’s awesome, but the word “Bodacious” initially made me think he was in his 40s (at the time, which was whenever he was doing case reviews here), since it’s a pretty old word.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Millions of Star Wars figurine collectors just cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced when you took the chip out there.

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    The lawn is mowed.

    WE ARE LIVE!

    • Jeff Kampman
    • 1 year ago

    We are live at [url<]https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTechReportVideos/live[/url<]

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    I can’t believe people are so upset that this will be streamed. OMG IT’S SO BORING!

    Go eat turds, losers. You don’t HAVE to watch.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      I approve this comment.

      I would have continued with the insults a little more. Just my opinion, bro.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        I like to keep it short and to the point.

    • Jeff Kampman
    • 1 year ago

    Chip is here, so I plan to begin at 12 PM ET sharp.

    • notfred
    • 1 year ago

    There’s qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix this afternoon, is your processor fast enough to make it? πŸ™‚

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Live delid! Live delid!

    Other than that it’s just watching TR depreciate the chip by taking it out of the box.

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      I suggested the same thing, what does that mean?

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        It’s like I’m the Murdoch to your [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s22XOOkKZRk<]B.A. Baracus[/url<].

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          Colton ain’t gettin’ on no plane

            • drfish
            • 1 year ago

            Shut up, fool! Oh, look, milk!

      • Aranarth
      • 1 year ago

      Live delid?! Heck I’d stick around just for the CRUNCH! oh !@#$%!! πŸ˜€

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    Not to be a Debbie downer, but 8086K is hardly that exciting. It just a more tightly binned Coffee Lake chip with more aggressive turbo-clocking profiles.

    It will have the same clockspeed/voltage ceiling as any decent 14nm yield from Intel (Broadwell-Coffee Lake).

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 1 year ago

      OK, but you can watch the experience of finding out one way or another and share in my elation or disappointment!

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        I think that’s a fantastic idea.

      • blastdoor
      • 1 year ago

      Well, there are advantages to tightly binning and intel is the one who has to do it β€” we can’t bin it for them. So I think there’s value added here that is worth some enthusiasm.

      If they could bin their way to a 5 ghz base 28 core CPU that cools on air I would be pretty darned impressed, for example. And I would enjoy hearing about the advanced binning technology they used to achieve it! πŸ˜‰

        • Firestarter
        • 1 year ago

        you could order from siliconlottery

          • brucek2
          • 1 year ago

          We don’t know what portion of CPUs pass the binning requirements for the 8086K. If it’s “plenty of them”, then sure, you could easily get an equivalent chip from a siliconlottery type operation, or even plain luck. But if the answer is “very few and Intel kept all of them” than it means neither siliconlottery nor anyone else ever had a chance at them.

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      As much as I hate to agree with Krogoth, these chips are clearly not much different than an 8700k.

      But you might have some fun with unusual benchmarks.

        • Jeff Kampman
        • 1 year ago

        Here’s the thing: I was going to do this testing anyway. It takes next to no time to fire up a live stream from the phone and explain what I’m doing while hanging out and chatting with the community or running a few user-requested benchmarks. If people want to hang out, great; if not, that’s fine too. Doesn’t cost anybody anything.

          • PTRMAN
          • 1 year ago

          Can you guarantee any cat appearances?

          • thecoldanddarkone
          • 1 year ago

          Well Jeff, I’ll enjoy it. I don’t care if it’s not much more than a better binned 8700k.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      The Iron Sheik has some advice for you: [url<]https://twitter.com/the_ironsheik/status/1005469381126643717[/url<]

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