Intel reveals 5GHz Core i7 and teases 28-core processor for 2018

Intel reveals 5GHz Core i7 and teases 28-core processor for 2018

The limited edition chip is part of Intel's celebration of its 50th year as a company and the 40th year since it delivered the 8086 microprocessor.

According to Intel's specs, it has six cores, 12 threads, and a base frequency of 4GHz with a maximum turbo frequency of 5GHz.

Today, at Computex in Taipei, Intel revealed a new technology that will reduce the power consumption of LCD displays found on most PCs. Sales for this limited edition CPU will open up on June 8, but you can also enter to win one in a sweepstakes that Intel is hosting. After years of pretty stagnant core counts, Intel and AMD have gone insane one-upping each other with new high-end chips with more and more cores, and we today Intel teased the next processor in that progression. During the Intel keynote, a GIGABYTE motherboard was used to run it at 5GHz. Intel hasn't said how numerous Core i7-8086K chips it has manufactured but notes that supplies are limited. Intel did not specify a price, but it's safe to assume it will cost more than the Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition, which debuted at $1,999 and now sells for close to $1,900 online. So you'll be able to spend a few thousand on a new 28-core CPU this year. And that's about all we know about the chip for now, other than the obvious: it's fast.

Asus Announces Gaming Phone With Overclocked Snapdragon 845
If that's not enough, then there's a detachable AeroActive Cooler fan accessory you can get, if you're paranoid like that. The phone has a special gaming mode to boost performance, connectivity and block notifications during the game.

News of both chips overshadowed Intel's announcement on its upcoming Amber Lake Y-series and Whiskey Lake U-series CPUs.

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.

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