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Sweepstakes are only available for residents of the following countries/regions: USA, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan. Entry will open for 24 hours on June 7th at 5:00 pm PST, closing June 8th at 5pm PST. No purchase required for entry. Entry to sweepstakes via online web submission only (internet access required). 2,086 processors available to be won in United States. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received in each country/regional sweepstakes. For Official Rules please See Details of the sweepstakes.
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 8086k Limited Edition Processor Sweepstakes FAQs
What is the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086k Limited Edition processor?
To celebrate the anniversary of 40 years of x86 processor architecture, Intel is releasing a limited edition processor, which will be available in limited quantities and for a limited time.
What’s so special about this processor?
This processor is Intel’s first 5Ghz out of the box consumer desktop processor, featuring 6 cores and 12 threads, and is unlocked for overclocking*. The product will come in special commemorative packaging celebrating this special anniversary.
How can I enter to win an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K processor?
If you are a resident in one of the applicable countries/regions then you will be able to enter. Entries can be made on www.intel.com/8086sweepstakes . Entry will open on June 7th 2018 5:00 pm PST, which will be signaled by a countdown timer on this webpage prior to this date and time. Entry will be open for 24 hours only, and the closure of entry will be signaled by a countdown timer.
Why can I only enter if I am a resident of one of the following countries/regions: USA, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan?
Intel is always looking for ways to engage the global community, however promotional programs are not available in every country/region due to specific local laws and regulations.
How will I know if I have won?
Winners will be notified via the e-mail address provided on the entry site, no later than two weeks after the closure of the sweepstakes entry.
If I am a lucky winner, when can I expect my prize to be delivered?
Delivery times will vary by country/region, but could take up to 6-8 weeks after you have been contacted as a winner, and have confirmed your delivery details with us.
Where can I buy the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K processor?
As these are a limited edition Intel cannot guarantee availability, but should be available in popular online retailers and technology suppliers where you’d typically expect to find other Intel boxed processors – while supplies last!
*Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.