During its presentation at Computex 2018, Intel announced its Core i7-8086K with 5 GHz of boost clock. However, Der8aer took it upon himself to test out the limits of this CPU and in process overclocked the Intel Core i7-8086K to 7.2 GHz across all cores.
The Intel Core i7-8086K is a 6 core/12 thread CPU along with 12 MB of L3 cache and while the boost clock has been increased compared to 8700K but the 8086K still maintains its TDP to 95 W. This is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs.
This particular processor features a base clock of 4 GHz and the boost clock only applies to a single core with 4.4 GHz being the boost clock across all cores.
However, Youtuber Der8aer took the processor and delidded it and with a voltage of 1.85V gradually increased processor’s clock speed until it hit the 7.24 GHz mark across all cores.
The overclocker used the LN2 cooling solution to keep the processor’s temperature in check. For those who don’t know, LN2 is basically liquid nitrogen which professional overclockers use all the time to cool the processor while pushing to its limits.
The i7-8086K Limited Edition will be compatible with 300-series chipset meaning if you have a Coffee-Lake system then all you need is the processor to replace your current 8th gen Coffee-Lake CPU.
That is not all what Intel revealed at Computex 2018 as the company also announced its 28 cores/56 threads Core-X HEDT Processor. According to Intel, the processor will be based on the Xeon Platinum die and will be available for the already existing X299 platform by Q4 2018.
However, turns out that this 28 Core/56 thread CPU was just a hoax or a PR stunt. It was just an older CPU which Intel overclocked to 5 GHz.
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