Intel's Core i7-8086K Giveaway Kicks off Tonight at 8pm ET (Midnight UTC)by Ryan Smith on June 7, 2018 11:00 AM EST
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Alongside the announcement of their new x86 anniversary-themed hex-core processor, the Core i7-8086K, Intel also announced that they would be giving a significant portion of their inventory away as part of a massive, globe-crossing giveaway. In total, Intel is producing just 50,000 units of the specially binned Coffee Lake CPU. And of those, 8,086 – or about 16% – are slated to be given away starting tonight.
|Intel 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' Core i7 Desktop Processors|
|Cores||6C / 12T|
|Base Frequency||4.0 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.2 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|Turbo Boost 2.0
|5.0 GHz||4.7 GHz||4.6 GHz||4.0 GHz|
|L3 Cache||12 MB|
|Integrated Graphics||GT2: 24 EUs|
|IGP Turbo||1.20 GHz|
|PCIe Lanes (CPU)||16|
|TDP||95 W||95 W||65 W||35 W|
At 8pm Eastern (midnight UTC), Intel will be running a series of national 24 hour sweepstakes for the processors. Besides being notable for the sheer number of processors being given away – I simply cannot recall the last time any single event gave away 4-digits' worth of CPUs – an interesting quirk of Intel’s giveaway is that they are allocating a fixed number of CPUs in each sweepstakes nation. For the US this means 2,086 processors, another 2,000 for China, etc. Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, and other countries are also part of the giveaways. So while the giveaway crosses parts of the globe, the odds in any given nation are still decent, especially for places like Canada and Taiwan.
|Intel Core i7-8086K Giveaway Regions|
|Country/Region||Number of Winners and Prizes Awarded|
|The United Kingdom||500|
Note that this is a 24 hour giveaway; Intel is moving fast here and will be drawing winners next Monday. So for a shot at winning a CPU that, while lacking an official price, Intel is valuing at $425, there’s a relatively short window to enter. Otherwise this leaves 41,914 processors to be split between retail and OEMs, and while the $400+ price tag makes it decidedly un-cheap, I don’t imagine that Intel is going to have much trouble selling all of them.
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CajunArson - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkIntel is evil so I say that EVERYBODY should boycott this contest in the name of FREEDOM!
Boycott! Boycott! Boycott! Sign up while you are all chanting! Boycott! Boycott!
KennyS - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkExcept you, right? lol
peevee - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - link40 year anniversary?
FunBunny2 - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkwell, it kinda depends on how you measure. the 8086/8088 I saw back then carried a copyright date of 1978. you might still be able to find one.
Martijn ter Haar - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkWhy this seemingly arbitrary and very limited list of countries?
qlum - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkIndeed, there would be nothing that makes shipping it in the entire eu harder for example
Death666Angel - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkThe "not whole EU" thing is weird. And Germany seems to be a massive Intel market? Who knew. I'll be signing up for sure. :D
Mumrik - Friday, June 8, 2018 - linkThey do have a fab there.
Ryan Smith - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkIt's essentially 9 different giveaways, one per region, all going on at the same time. I'd assume this allows Intel to customize the rules to each region to ensure compliance with local laws.
Makaveli - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - linkCanada should have just as many units allocated as the USA, China or Germany come on intel