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Intel BX80662I56600K Core i5-6600K LGA1151 3.5 - 3.9 GHz CPU
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Take control with the 6th Generation Intel Core processors codenamed "Skylake-S". The i5 6600K is the flagship processor of the Skylake-S line-up that features exceptional performance that is increased by up to 22% and offers 6x faster storage bandwidth for quicker media access, all this means for an all-round more responsive PC. The 'K' prefix shows that this CPU is Unlocked and has overclocking enabled this is great news for extreme gamers and enthusiasts. Improved overclocking is supported on the 6700K when in conjunction with Z170 chipsets only, it uses the BCLK (base clock) overclocking feature
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- Processor frequency: 3.5 GHz
- Processor cores: 4
- Processor socket: LGA1151
- Processor model: i5-6600K
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The obvious choice would be RAW POWER and going for the i7, but in reality, "bang for buck" just isn't the same. The i5 6600k, especially with superb overclocking potential was the most logical of the two candidates, particularly for a gaming build. Straight out the box this is one fast processor and I had the pleasure (for lack of a better word!) of using the integrated Intel HD530 for a day before my GPU came. It's not actually that bad... It managed World of Warcraft on low/mid at a steady FPS which was passable for a processor! Of course I would always recommend a dedicated GPU but if you, like me, need to wait on postage, you can definitely build a system with just the processor for a day or two of light gaming.
Installation was a breeze, just need to be delicate like all processor installations.
Skylake "K" processors such as this one, do not include the Intel Stock fan, so bare in mind you will need to look at your own cooler. Personally I combo'd this with a Hyper 212 Evo, and it stays super cool.
Hope that helps, have fun and let me know if I can answer any questions :)
In regards to the lovely 6600k itself. It arrived in a very colorful box, much like its bigger brother the 6700k. You notice from the onset the box is somewhat lighter and this is a result of intel removing the stock cooler for the CPU. As a result an aftermarket cooler is required, but generally this is no big deal as the stock cooler that came with the older CPU’s and locked CPU’s can run fairly warm and loud. For our build the Krakan X61 was used.
Aside from that we got a small manual and a sticker.
Of course the performance is the most crucial aspect and for that the CPU absolutely flies. For the motherboard we had it paired with the ASUS Maximus hero Z170 motherboard and a pair of Corsair DDR4 3200 Mhz sticks of ram and the CPU absolutely flew. Manually overclocking we dialed in a stable overclock of 4.7 Ghz @ 1.35 volts, so in all the chip performs nicely.
Out of curiosity as I own a 4690k, we compared the two systems at 4.6 Ghz in some titles: Crysis 3, Shadow of Mordor, Tomb Raider, Fary Cry 4, GTA 5 and Witcher 3.Read more ›
ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming
Corsair Vengeance 16gb 3200Mhz CL18(I think, can never remember timings)
Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X oc (already had)
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo (how unoriginal)
Easily the best processor I have ever had (I came from AMD, what do you expec, to be honest they are great value), easily stable overclock to 4.6Ghz with minimal settings tweaks, just CPU core voltage which is around 1.36 V - i'm sure I could get it lower, but I haven't had the time to run AIDA64 yet on these voltages.
It lacked the 6700k performance and cost double the 6320 - which could batter it out of the box. (3.3 v 3.9)
But... as i overclocked a couple of things changed my mind.
Its single core performance could now match the i7 and it didnt need the voltage and as such ran much cooler. Mine runs on a cheap evo copy @4.45ghz and stays at 55c in a hot room while stressed. My I7 on water cooling is 75c in the same situation.
Multi core the I7 blows it away, although that wont be seen in games. Something i noticed was games might run the 4 cores at 80% where my hyperthreaded I7 would sit at 60% on all the threads. So its really only video editing, encoding etc that i7 stands clear.
For a gamer who is happy at mid 4 ghz and has the extra cash to spend over the i3 this cpu is perfect.
But its multi core performance isnt barnstorming. Hence dropping a star.
for overclocking i left mine to asrock presets and added 1 on the b/c. The highest preset failed so im thinking the chip doesnt like going beyond 4.4-4.5. Given the voltage remained so low at at 4.44 i didnt bother pushing further.
While quite good for a modern cpu - the anciant 2500k would go way higher, easier. Thats a 5 star cpu (in its day)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good product, worth getting the 7600k if your mobo will support. Just gives you that extra speed for the same price.Published 20 hours ago by Lamport67
I got this cpu as i was on a budget but also needed a powerful cpu, now the 6600k is the best cpu i have had it really does perform in games and also in other things you could use... Read morePublished 10 days ago by saul clayton
No issues. It does computer stuff reliably. Although I have trouble overclocking it without crashing the PC (even with water cooling (probably my fault somewhere but it would be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William Monk
Fast, stable and reliable. This CPU is deinatly worth buy if you are into gaming, content creation and/or video editing.Published 2 months ago by Charlie S.
Bought with motherboard and desktop memory kit. great purchasePublished 2 months ago by Mrs. S. T. Edwards