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Intel Could Commemorate 40th Anniversary of the 8086 with Special Core i7 SKU?

When Intel celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Pentium brand they released the Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 chip. Rumors have been swirling around the web that Intel might do something similar with the upcoming 40th anniversary of its 8086 processor, which is the distant ancestor of today’s x86 architecture.

The rumors are pointing to a new “Core i7-8086” SKU, pictures of said chip have surfaced on social media, complete with the part number “SR3QQ”. It is based on the same 14 nm “Coffee Lake” silicon as the i7-8700K. The chip has a base clock speed of 4.0 GHz with a Turbo Boost up above 5.0 GHz, an unlocked multiplier and 12 MB of L3 cache.

Intel could launch the part at Computex, which is the actual anniversary of the 8086.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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