While Intel’s other 5GHz processor has turned out to be greatly exaggerated, Intel’s original 5GHz chip, the Coffee Lake-based Core i7-8086K, is very much real. And right on schedule, Intel has rolled it out to retail. As unexpectedly published in the Intel 8086K giveaway terms & conditions, the retail price on the chip is indeed $425. This makes for what’s essentially a $75 premium over Intel’s once and future king, the Core i7-8700K. As a reminder only 50,000 units of the 8086K are being released – minus 8,086 for the giveaway – so while this is technically Intel’s fastest 6-core CPU, it isn’t going to be a permanent fixture like the 8700K. Intel 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' Core i7 Desktop Processors i7-8086K i7-8700K i7-8700 i7-8700T Cores 6C / 12T Base Frequency 4.0 GHz 3.7...

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