AMD has hit back at Intel's Core i7-8086K Limited Edition giveaway promotion, launching a tongue-in-cheek - but entirely genuine - offer of its own: If you win one of Intel's top-end six-core chips, you can trade it in with AMD for a 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.
The Intel Core i7-8086K is a 6C/12T 4GHz (5GHz Turbo) CPU compatible with Intel mainstream desktop motherboards. Well, if you thought AMD would ease off on the Intel slamming just because 50 is a grand year, you'd be sorely mistaken.
Being a limited edition and a special release, Intel chose to give away 8,086 of them.More news: WHO Says Addiction To Video Games Qualifies As Mental Health Condition
"We appreciate the advancements they [Intel] have helped drive with the x86 architecture over the last four decades", AMD says in a press release on its website.
During the Computex 2018, Intel has announced a special processor designed for the 40th anniversary of the 8086 processor. "But, we're ready to take it from here", AMD said, emptying both barrels of the shade shotgun at Intel's direction.
AMD says that steps for those that want to exchange the CPU will be available on June 25th at 1:00:00 PM EDT over at AMD's dedicated page. The trade-in is also capped at the first 40 users, plus they have to verify first that you are indeed one of the winners from Intel's giveaway and did not buy the CPU from a retail store. AMD just couldn't let this opportunity to troll its rival slide, doubling down on its top-of-the-line processors by offering the chance to switch over to Threadripper 1950X instead.More news: Israeli aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza Strip
"That's why we're giving 40 performance-hungry enthusiasts in the United States 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".
AMD HAS PICKED UP A STICK and chose to give Intel a damn-good prod, as it's offering people who've won the Core i7-8086K the option to trade it in for its own Threadripper 1950X. Only 40 Threadripper 1950Xs are on offer for the exchange, given out on a first come, first serve basis.
The Cinebench R15 tests revealed that AMD's chip is a smidge faster than the Intel competition.More news: Starbucks to close 150 US cafes to combat slowing growth