At the Intel Computex 2018 press conference, Intel Senior VP and General Manager Gregory Bryant revealed the Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic Intel 8086 processor. Here is our preview of this processor, and why we think it is the 8800K Nostalgia Edition.
Gregory Bryant Announces The Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition
The Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition (Price Check) processor is a special SKU that will be available in limited quantities. It is also the first Intel processor to offer a 5 GHz turbo frequency, with a 4 GHz base clock and unlocked multipliers.
There’s a reason for Intel to choose a 5 GHz boost clock frequency for the 8086K Limited Edition. The Intel 8086 processor from 40 years ago was first introduced with a 5 MHz clock speed, that was eventually doubled to 10 MHz. Yes, that’s MEGAhertz, not GIGAhertz.
You may be interested to know that the Intel 8086 processor was a 16-bit processor with a single processor core. It only has 29,000 transistors, built on a 3.2 μm HMOS process with a 33 mm² die size.
The Intel Core i7-8086K (Price Check) processor, on the other hand, is a 64-bit processor with 6 cores that are capable of handling 12 simultaneous threads. It has about 5 billion transistors, built on a 14 nm tri-gate process with a 149 mm² die size.
The Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition (Price Check) processor is available in limited quantities. Intel did not mention exactly how many units are available, but we have it on good authority that it’s limited to just 50,000 units worldwide.
Despite its low model number, the Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition (Price Check) processor is actually a faster version of the Intel Core i7-8700K (Price Check).
With a 300 MHz higher core and boost clock, it would have been known as the Intel Core i7-8800K. That’s why we call it the 8800K Nostalgia Edition. It’s really just the 8800K with a nostalgic model number.
Intel is pricing this Limited Edition processor at US$ 425 – a $66 (18%) price premium over the Intel Core i7-8700K. You can order yours from the following link :
Gregory Bryant headlined the Intel Computex press conference again. This year, he revealed a wide range of new Intel products and technologies – from Intel’s first 5 GHz processor – the Intel Core i7-8086K, to 5G PCs and the fastest Intel Optane SSD for mobile platforms!
He also brought a couple of friends to help – ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, Sprint Vice President Ryan Sullivan, Lenovo Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Meredith… and basketball star and esports enthusiast, Jeremy Lin!
Take a look at our complete coverage of Gregory Bryant’s Intel Computex 2018 press conference!
The Intel Computex 2018 Press Conference
Gregory Bryant is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Client Computing Group. Here is his 72 minute-long press conference, which included ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, Sprint Vice President Ryan Sullivan, Lenovo Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Meredith… and basketball star and esports enthusiast, Jeremy Lin!
Intel Computex 2018 Press Conference with Gregory Bryant
The first major announcement at Intel Computex 2018 – the launch of the Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Limited Edition processor!
And here is the new Lenovo Yoga Book 2 with dual display panels!
Gregory Bryant announced the Intel AI for PC Developer Program.
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The Intel Computex 2018 Editorial by Gregory Bryant
With Intel’s 50th anniversary next month, it’s a perfect time to celebrate one of the most important technologies of Intel’s legacy: the PC. As we transition to the data-centric era, the PC remains a critical facet of Intel’s business, and it’s an area where we believe there are still so many opportunities ahead.
Today, at Computex in Taipei, I shared our vision for the future of the PC and introduced a wide range of new technologies that will help us and the broader ecosystem make this future a reality. One that transforms the PC from a simple computer into a platform that can power every person’s greatest contribution.
Most of us are already choosing the PC as the place to go to focus. In fact, when people really need to get things done, over 80 percent turn to their PC. At the same time, we are more distracted than ever. Data shows that on average people are interrupted every three minutes. The nature of where, how and why we work is also changing. And the way people connect with one another has changed, with technology being a key driving force.
Against this backdrop, there is an opportunity to fundamentally improve the PC experience to meet today’s needs and help people focus on what is most important to them. To help them create and build a sense of community. But to make this leap, we need to innovate the PC around five key vectors: performance, connectivity, battery life, adaptability and intelligence.
Our unwavering commitment to delivering the best performance continued as we announced the latest additions to our mobile lineup of the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family: the Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series, featuring up to double-digit performance gains and integrated gigabit Wi-Fi. Expect more than 140 new laptops and 2 in 1s from OEMs starting this fall. And for desktop, by the end of this year, we’re delivering a new X-series release and the next Intel Core S-series processor.
Beyond processing power, we also see the opportunity for even more PC acceleration with the introduction of the Intel Optane SSD 905P, now available in an M.2 form factor. Delivering industry-leading endurance, this new, slim Intel Optane SSD is a high-performance drive that allows the processor to spend less time waiting and more time computing, enabling users to enjoy an amazing computing experience.
As we celebrate Intel’s 50th anniversary, we also recognize the 40th anniversary of Intel’s x86 architecture. In honor of that, we revealed the limited edition 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processor, the first Intel processor with a 5.0 GHz turbo frequency. In celebration of this milestone, and our enthusiasts, we’re giving away 8,086 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processors.
At Mobile World Congress, we talked about our leadership and the importance of 5G. Sprint is now joining us as a partner to sell Intel processor based, 5G-connected PCs in stores around the world. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft are working with us to deliver the industry’s first 5G-connected laptops and 2 in 1s in 2019.
As we pave the way for 5G, expect us to deliver 10 more 4G-connected PCs from partners like Acer, Asus, Dell and HP – on top of the 25 currently in market. These always-connected PCs are not only sleek and beautiful, but packed with performance.
All-Day Battery Life
The display consumes the most battery in a device, and one way we’re working to enable all-day battery life is by co-engineering the new Intel Low Power Display Technology, featured in a one watt panel manufactured by Sharp and Innolux, which can cut LCD power consumption by half. Through continued innovation with the industry, we expect to deliver an additional four to eight hours of local video playback – that means battery life could be up to 28 hours on some devices.
People are looking for PCs that adapt to their lifestyle and location. This can take shape in new form factors like dual screen, along with designing platforms for specific usage scenarios. We showed several examples on stage today, including a preview of an innovative Yoga Book with uncompromised performance coming from Lenovo later this year.
Additionally, we highlighted multiple creator notebooks, desktop towers, all-in-ones and peripherals from Acer, ASUS, Corsair, Dell, HP, MSI and Twist. This is a category built specifically for creators that we’re enabling with our OEM partners. Creator PCs provide differentiated aesthetics and peripherals, upgradable form factors, and end-to-end technology optimized for the creator workflow, including Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i9 processor performance, Thunderbolt 3 technology and Intel Optane SSDs.
Intelligence will be integral to the modern, adaptable PC experience. Our plan to bring AI to the PC is by delivering tools and resources to the developer community and collaborating with OEMs to package the AI capabilities into new devices.
Additionally, ASUS joined me on stage to showcase a new concept PC called Project Precog, a convertible dual-screen notebook equipped with intelligent features for versatility and productivity. They also showed off a new ZenBook Pro, which allows developers to take advantage of the low-power Intel Movidius VPU to create AI-centric features for both existing and new applications.
There has never been a greater opportunity for Intel and our ecosystem to work together and deliver even more positive change to the PC – turning it into the best platform to power your contributions.