AMD exchanges your i7-8086K for Threadripper CPU

You could get a Threadripper 1950X with 16 core

If you are an early adopter of the Core i7-8086K and you have won the Intel sweepstake, you might get a Threadripper 1950X for free. There are several limitations for this special deal, but AMD is actually offering a massive 16 core 32 thread processor for free. In order to swap your Intel CPU with the AMD one, you have to live in the USA.


During the Computex 2018, Intel has announced a special processor designed for the 40th anniversary of the 8086 processor. In addition, the company gave away 8'086 of the processors in a sweepstakes. The Core i7-8086K is a respin of Coffee Lake-S and it comes with improved frequencies. Last but not least, Intel made the processors available at retail.

Today AMD is offering to replace 40 of the winners' chips with its own Threadripper 1950X processors. AMD has a long list of terms and conditions on its site, below you can find the AMD announcement.
Quote:
Our competitor recently kicked off a sweepstakes to celebrate the first 40 years of the x86 processor by giving away 8,086 limited edition processors.

We appreciate the advancements they’ve helped drive with the x86 architecture over the last four decades. But, we’re ready to take it from here. That’s why we’re giving 40 performance-hungry enthusiasts in the U.S. an opportunity to celebrate the next 40 years of high-performance computing by trading in their commemorative processor prize for our CPU that enables you to work, play and create with heavy metal.

The first 40 U.S.-based winners of the Intel® 8th Gen Core i7-8086k Limited Edition Sweepstakes (which opened on June 7, 2018 and closed on June 8, 2018) (“Competitor Sweepstakes”) to complete certain steps will be offered the opportunity to exchange their new, in-box prize processor for a flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X processor built for the gamers and creators who need a processor that can do it all. Those steps will be communicated on this webpage on June 25 at 1:00:00 PM EDT. Check back on June 25 at 1:00:00 PM EDT for complete details on how to participate.

OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF 50 U.S./D.C. VOID OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND WHERE PROHIBITED.






Source: Guru3D

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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