Intel's 28-Core 5GHz Processor And Test System Breaks Cover


Taking a break from showing off its limited edition 5GHz Core i7 chip and 28-core processors at Computex 2018, Intel championed its Low Power Display Technology which it reckons will cut battery life consumption in half in devices rocking mobile displays.

Some of you might remember the iconic 8086 processor from Intel that was released 40 years ago.

The so-called consumer CPU, which will probably cost an arm and a leg, especially since the 18-core Core i9-7980XE goes for around USA $2000, looks a lot like the 28-core Xeon Platinum chip, although that one comes with a much lower base and boost frequency.

For overclockers, the CPU is unlocked, which means that it can be overclocked to even greater stable speeds depending on the cooling provided to the CPU and power settings.

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Intel has made plenty of revelations over at Computex 2018 - including several seriously beefy new processors - but not everything is about performance, and on the power efficiency front, the company also made a big statement, promising laptops with a battery life of up to 28 hours.

Also, you might have noticed that the one piece still missing from the eighth-generation Intel Core puzzle is the Y-series.

Intel's new beast is a huge 28C/56T processor that will compete with Threadripper 2 later this year from AMD, and ASUS was showing it off smashing through some unbelievable Cinebench results.

At the time of writing we don't have any kind of release date or pricing information, but with Intel promising it before the end of the year, we'd expect it to debut sometime in the next few months as yields improve. The company will be giving away 8,086 Core i7-8086K CPUs - but only if you live in the US, Canada (but not Quebec), France, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China (but not Hong Kong) - and the UK. The company has chose to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its 8086 processor by launching its first 5GHz desktop CPU, the aptly titled Core i7-8086K. Entries will be open for just 24 hours, starting June 7 at 5 p.m. PST and closing June 8 at 5 p.m. PST. One thing we don't know yet is how much the chip will cost, but it certainly won't be cheap.