Okay, so, you purchased a Core i7 8086K for 450 bucks, and now you can swap it at AMD for that 16-core Threadripper 1950X. Well, it's not totally like that as its a sweepstake and just in the USA and limited to a set date, but you do have a chance to swap it out if you were an early 8086K adopter.
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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.
Notified winners of the Competitor Sweepstakes, subject to Terms and Conditions, may be able to exchange their prizes for a Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X processor. The first 40 eligible persons who complete the steps that will be communicated on this page on June 25 will be offered the ability to exchange their new, in-box Competitor Sweepstakes prize processor for a flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X processor. AMD will verify the submission and email you instructions about how to send us your unopened, in-box prize. Once we receive your Competitor Sweepstakes prize, we’ll send you a Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X processor.
More info here at AMD