Andrew “Gibbo” Gibson, a member of OCUK staff has confirmed that Intel’s upcoming Core i7-8086K processors will be released next week.
Intel Core i7-8086K likely not to be soldered
The information posted at OCUK forums by Gibbo is a response to other retailers listing this 40th Anniversary Edition processor before the official introduction, which is expected on June 8th.
Gibbo confirmed that the price of the new SKU should not exceed 400 GBP. For comparison boxed version of retail i7-8700K is offered for 350 GBP, while the OEM variant is sold for 330 GBP at OCUK.
Same as 8700K, the new processor will be offered in pre-binned/de-lidded version. This would confirm that 8086K is not soldered as some rumors have suggested.