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Title    AMD Offers Threadripper Trade-in for Winners of Intel Core i7-8086K Sweepstakes
Date    Monday June 18 2018, @11:59PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the not-a-bodice-ripper dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/06/18/2234213

takyon writes:

AMD Trolls Intel: Offers 16-Core Chip to Winners of Six-Core 8086K

AMD's feud with Intel took an interesting turn today as the company announced that it would swap 40 Core i7-8086K's won from Intel's sweepstakes with a much beefier Threadripper 1950X CPU.

At Computex 2018, Intel officially announced it was releasing the Core i7-8086K, a special edition processor that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 8086, which debuted as the first x86 processor on June 8, 1978. As part of the special-edition release, Intel opened up a sweepstakes to give away 8,086 of the six-core 12-thread processors. Intel also made the processors available at retail, and though the company doesn't have an official MSRP, you can find the chips at several retailers for ~$425.

Now AMD is offering to replace 40 of the winners' chips with its own 16-core 32-thread $799 Threadripper processors, thus throwing a marketing wrench into Intel's 40th-anniversary celebration.

See also: The Intel Core i7-8086K Review


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "AMD Trolls Intel: Offers 16-Core Chip to Winners of Six-Core 8086K" - https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-amd-sweepstakes-8086k-threadripper-1950x,37320.html
  3. "Core i7-8086K's won from Intel's sweepstakes" - https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i7-8086k-40th-anniversary,37193.html
  4. "Threadripper 1950X CPU" - https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-threadripper-1950x-cpu,5167.html
  5. "Intel officially announced" - https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i7-8086k-40th-anniversary,37193.html
  6. "The Intel Core i7-8086K Review" - https://www.anandtech.com/show/12945/the-intel-core-i7-8086k-review
  7. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=27379

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