The much anticipated Intel 8086K has finally been made official and while we are not sure when the CPU will be coming out, it has been confirmed that the chip will have a base clock of 4 GHz and will boost to 5 GHz. This is the first chip to feature a 5 GHz boost clock out of the box.
Other than that the Intel 8086K does come with an unlocked multiplier which means that you can overclock the chip even further. As of right now, we are not sure how high the overclock will go. Looking at the already high boost clock, it is possible that there is not enough headroom left for overclocking. It is also possible that the chip can go much higher with a decent cooling solution. This is something that we will have to look into.
While the clock speed has been increased, you still get 6 cores and 12 threads, the same as the 8700k. So if you own a high-end Intel CPU then this might not be the best move forward for you. On the other hand, if you are still using an older generation chip, then this might be worth the upgrade for you if you can afford it. If I was to take a guess the chip will cost around $425.
Intel also announced a 28 core CPU that would be coming out later this year. Keeping in mind the number of cores, this is not for gaming or for PC enthusiasts but for servers. The CPU managed to score more than 7000 points in Cinebench and while the process of the CPU was not mentioned, the CPU seems to be very impressive indeed. Again, we have not information regarding when the CPU will be coming out, but you can expect to see it before the end of the year.
Other than that, the pricing is not available either, but keeping in mind that the 18 core CPU that Intel makes is going for $2000, the 24 core model will cost even more. We will keep you updated regarding the matter, so stay tuned for further information.
Let us know what you think about the Intel 8086K and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting for yourself.