Just a few photographs have appeared on Baidu purporting to point out a brand new Core i7 8086Okay CPU from Intel, designed to have fun the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Intel 8086 processor, the primary x86 chip. They’re in all probability pretend, however it could be the cutest means doable for Intel to have fun their function within the historical past of the microprocessor and a great way to ship additional chips.
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The posts, unfold by HW Battle, declare that this celebratory chip will probably be launched on June 8, 2018, 40 years on from the date the primary x86 CPU was launched. The suggestion is that will probably be a cherry picked six-core Intel Coffee Lake CPU, able to hitting 5GHz because the single-core max Turbo, with a 4.6GHz base clockspeed.
The photographs look vaguely legit, with a few totally different CPU-Z pics shared displaying the clockspeeds, cache, and core depend of the supposed engineering pattern. And the numbers look largely official too… although it’s fairly straightforward to spoof CPU-Z pics.
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That simply took a few minutes, and in case you truly knew what you had been doing I’m certain it could be easy to mock one up that seemed fully equivalent to the usual model.
But nonetheless, it’s a stunning thought, and could be a great way for Intel to shift some additional chips, and probably make some critical cash out of a bin-sorted CPU that’s able to hitting the best Coffee Lake clockspeeds. And they may cost a reasonably penny for such a restricted version processor too.
Considering the 8086’s place because the Adam and Eve of all our gaming CPUs it actually deserves some recognition. With 29,000 transistors and a most clockspeed of 5 – 10MHz it was a critical processor.
In reality WikiChip’s David Schor has been pleading with Intel to pitch the precise SKU talked about within the Baidu posts since January.
Anyone from #Intel, please pitch this SKU to administration!
Launch Date: June 8, 2018
SKU: “Intel Core i7-8086Okay 40th Anniversary Edition”
Specs: eighth Gen (CFL), 6C/12T, 5 GHz Turbo, unlocked.
— David Schor (@david_schor) January 18, 2018
Even if the photographs are pretend it nonetheless wouldn’t be past the realms of risk for Intel to drop such a chip available on the market. And it could generate a hell of a buzz for a June Eight launch throughout Computex in Taipei too.
Though it may be a considerably bittersweet second contemplating Apple have introduced they’re turning their again on the x86 CPU from 2020 onwards. Boo.