Intel Core i7-8086K Review & Specs

Intel Core i7-8086K 6 Cores 5.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W BX80684I78086K

Intel Core i7-8086K 6 Cores 5.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W BX80684I78086K

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Special Limited Edition
Max Turbo Frequency 5.0 GHz
6 Cores/12 Threads
Unlocked for overclocking
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Specs Overview

Model BX80684I78086K
Release Date August 2018

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Series Core i7 8th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 6
CPU Threads 12
CPU Clock Rate 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB
Cache L3 12MB

Critic Reviews


Better performance but not that much better The limited-edition Intel i7-8086K is a rather controversial model and certainly will not be right for everyone. In fact, a very good argument can be made that it is not even an optimal choice for most buyers....

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The Intel Core i7-8086K is a nice way for Intel to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary of their x86 generation. Being a better-binned chip, the Intel Core i7-8086K is like one of those golden batch CPUs that overclockers die to get their hands on....


If you pick up an Intel Core i7-8086K expecting it to be the fastest Coffee Lake processor ever out of the box, you'll be sorely disappointed. This limited-edition processor performs no better than an Intel Core i7-8700K, so you're better off saving the...

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