It was 40 years ago when Intel launched its 8086 CPU, a processor that left a deep impact on the whole of the computer industry. Its success led to the rise and dominance of the x86 instruction set that we still use today in the form of x86_64, for 64-bit processors. With this anniversary of its June 1978 release approaching, images have appeared of an Intel Core i7 8086K CPU, and the speculation is it might be a Coffee Lake chip specially binned for high performance.
With the convergence of the anniversary and Intel's current CPU series being the 8000 series making such a product a seemingly perfect fit, it is entirely possible this is a hoax. June is not too far off though, so if it is not a hoax, we may not have long to wait for official statements to that effect.
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