Der8auer Overclocks The Core i7-8086K To 7.24 GHz

Just a few days ago Intel announced their Core i7-8086K processor, which marks the 40th anniversary of the 8086 chip that started the x86 revolution. This processor uses binned dies that are clocked higher than the Core i7-8700K, but overclockers are taking the chip even further using LN2 cooling.

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The Core i7-8086K is a 6-core processor that has a base clock of 4.0 GHz and boost all the way up to 5.0 GHz. The 5.0 GHz boost clock is single-core and the all-core boost is rated at 4.4 GHz, but is mostly stable at 4.3 GHz, unless you have proper cooling.

This processor was used by Der8aer at the G.Skill booth and he went ahead and delidded the processor as well at put the chip under LN2 which reached temperatures of -185C.

Der8aer upped the voltage to 1.85V and kept upping the clocks until he reached 7.24 GHz across all cores.


While this overclock is impressive, it did not break the Core i7-8700K overclock world record of 7.409 GHz.

The Limited Edition Core i7-8086K will launch June 8th with an MSRP of $429.

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