Published: Tue, June 05, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Computex 2018: Intel Teases Audience With An Unnamed 28-Cores CPU

Computex 2018: Intel Teases Audience With An Unnamed 28-Cores CPU

The original Intel 8086 processor from 1978, left, sits next to the new Intel Core i7-8086K.

INTEL IS HAVING A WILLY-WAVING TIME at Computex, taking the covers off a limited edition Core i7 chip that sprints up to 5GHz as well teasing a 28-core processor.

Otherwise the processor is outfitted with six-cores and 12-threads, plus a base clockspeed of 4.0GHz. But the with the Core i7-8086K, Intel has made a decision to roll its sleeves up and push its chip hard. 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. Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the client computing group at Intel, showed the chip running at 5GHz across all cores and scoring 7334 multi-core points in Cinebench. 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. The display consumes the most battery in a device, so Intel is working on this new technology to make it more power efficient to improve the overall battery life of PCs.

Intel's big announcement yesterday at Computex was Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake eighth-generation Core processors alongside showing off a prototype 28-core chip. So you'll be able to spend a few thousand on a new 28-core CPU this year. They will arrive in more than 70 new laptops and 2-in-1s this fall, and offer double-digit performance improvements over the current generation of chips.

As said, Intel claims that this CPU will be available to the public in 2018.

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