Intel Core i5 6600 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU

Intel Core i5 6600, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, 3.9GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1150MHz GPU, 33x Ratio, 65W, CPU Retail

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The Intel® Core™ i5 6600 6th Generation processor has amazing performance and stunning visuals, a PC that is powered by a 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 6600 Processor will allow you to take computing to the next level and transform how you use your PC. The performance enables a great user experience with a more natural user interface, when paired with Intel RealSense Technology and Windows 10. The 6th Gen Processors from Intel can also remove the hassle of remembering passwords.

i5 Processor

Intel i5 6600 Performance
The Intel® Core™ i5 6600 boasts a 3.3 GHz base frequency and a 3.9 GHz turbo frequency, the processor is also built on a 14 nm process, with a 65 W maximum TDP. The chip is a Quad-Core design with 4 threads. Integrated into the processor is Intel® HD Graphics 530 which delivers mainstream-level graphics with discrete-level performance and has full support for DirectX 12 API. Intel’s 6600's performance is best when used with an Intel 100 series chipset motherboard. Previous generation Intel processors such as the Intel® Core™ i7-4790K processor used DDR3 memory, typically running at 1600 or 2133MHz. The Core i5 6600 have an enhanced memory controller that supports DDR4 memory, giving you a very healthy performance boost over DDR3.

Intel® Core™ i5 is a brand name applies to several families of desktop and laptops, The Core™ i5 brand targets the more mainstream markets for both desktop and laptop computers, and is distinguished from the entry-level Core™ i3 and the business and high-end consumer Core™ i7.

Intel 100 Series Chipset


Intel HD Graphics 530

Dramatic Increase in Media & Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 530 can easily deliver an amazing visual experience in resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K, so you can make the most of 4K displays. The Intel® Core™ i5 6600 also has support for the latest graphics APIs such as DirectX 12, this means that you will be able to run mainstream games and apps up to 2x better graphics than previous generation processors. Intel's on-board graphics processor is up to 28% faster than previous generation GPUs.

Responsive Performance

Responsive Performance
New architecture and design in the Intel® Core™ i5 6600 processor for desktops brings:
Support for DDR4 RAM memory technology in mainstream platforms, allowing systems to have up to 64GB of memory and higher transfer speeds at lower power when compared to DDR3 (DDR4 speed 2133 MT/s at 1.2V vs DDR3 speed 1600 MT/s at 1.5V)

Intel Stunning Visuals

Responsive Performance
New architecture and design in the Intel® Core™ i5 6600 processor for desktops brings:
Support for DDR4 RAM memory technology in mainstream platforms, allowing systems to have up to 64GB of memory and higher transfer speeds at lower power when compared to DDR3 (DDR4 speed 2133 MT/s at 1.2V vs DDR3 speed 1600 MT/s at 1.5V)

Intel Increased Security

Increased Security
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 6600 processor offer hardware-level security features such as:
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) that help protect your system and your data
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions that help protect an application's run-time integrity
Intel® Device Protection Technology and Intel® Device Protection Technology to help protect your system during boot


Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

Intel® HD Graphics
Play HD videos with exceptional clarity, view and edit even the smallest details of photos, and play today’s modern games.

Intel® Quick Sync Video
Delivers excellent video conferencing capability, fast video conversion, online sharing, and fast video editing and authoring.

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Visual quality and colour fidelity enhancements for HD playback and immersive web browsing.

Integrated Memory Controller
DDR4 Memory offers stunning read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth.

Intel® Virtualisation Technology
Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

Intel® AES
Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions engine for a variety of encryption apps, whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, internet security, and VoIP.

Intel® Power Optimizer
increases periods of silicon sleep state across the platform ingredients, including the CPU, chipset, and third-party system components, to reduce power.

CPU / Memory / Graphics Overclocking
On select products, CPU / graphics and memory can be run at frequencies above the rated frequency of the part resulting in higher performance.

Intel® Secure Key
Security hardware-based random number generator that can be used for generating high-quality keys for cryptographic (encryption and decryption) protocols.

Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions
TSX-NI is a set of instructions focused on enterprise-level multi-threaded performance scaling, making parallel operations more efficient.

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2.02
AVX 2.0 has new optimized instructions to deliver enhanced performance on floating point–intensive apps.

Intel® OS Guard
A hardware-based security feature that protects the OS (operating system) kernel. OS Guard helps prevent use of malicious data or attack code.

Intel® Ready Mode Technology
Provides quick access to your PC with applications that are up-to-date and constantly connected.

Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Protect your one-time-password (OTP) credentials and PKI certificates and add a layer of encrypted second factor authentication for online transactions.

Green Technology
Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages

Conflict Free
Does not contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.

CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Model 6600
Socket 1151
Core Name Skylake
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Core Quad Core
No. of Threads 4
Core Ratio 33 x
Clock Speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz
FSB Speed N/A
QPI Speed N/A
DMI Speed 8 GT/s
Unlocked Core Multiplier No
Unlocked Full Range Base Clock (B-Clock) No
Max. Memory Size 64 GB
Max. Memory Speed DDR4 - 2133 / DDR3L - 1600
Max. Memory Channels 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC Memory Support Not Supported
Max. PCIe Lanes Supported 16 (CPU) + 20 (PCH)
Processor Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530
Base GPU Speed 350 MHz
Max. GPU Speed 1150 MHz
Max. GPU Resolution 4096x2304 (4K)
L1 Cache 4x 32 KB instruction caches, 4x 32 KB data cache
L2 Cache 4x 256KB
L3 Cache *See Intel Smart Cache*
Intel® Smart Cache 6MB
Max. TDP 65W
Thermal Specification  
Heatsink Active (With Heat Sink Fan)
Package Type Retail

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Intel Core i5 6600, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, 3.9GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1150MHz GPU, 33x Ratio, 65W, CPU Retail is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with 1060 Bought this instead of the overclock able K version to save some money, mainly so I didn't have to get a Z-170 overclock able motherboard. It works great and when paired with a GTX 1060 and running triple A games such as GTA V, Witcher 3, Fallout 4 and Doom it only comes under 70% load max. So if your planning on a GTX 1060 or RX480 then this processor won't be the bottleneck in the system. Good service and fast delivery as always from Scan.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fine example of Skylake If you're building a gaming PC on a budget, you've found your CPU. If you're going to invest extra in cooling and a Z170 motherboard, skip the 6600k and get a 6700k. This is a fantastic CPU for a quad core. Even with the stock cooler it is fast and cool. It also gets a lot out of most high end GPU's, up to and including a GTX 1070 or Fury X. The thing is, this is also a good example of why restricting clocks is such a bad idea. It really does feel like this CPU is capable of more. But at the end of the day, spending the extra on a 6600k also seems like its just not worth the extra cash. There really is no reason to over-clock at this performance level, you just wouldn't get "enough" benefit even if the clocks were good. Simply put, if you're going to spend more money on a cooling solution suitable for over-clocking and a motherboard for the same reason then you may as well spend the extra on the i7 6700k and over-clock that for near double the performance. So really, you'd be doing yourself a favor getting this over any i7 or the 6600k if you aren't interested in over-clocking and you're just interesting in simple setup PC gaming. It is a cracking CPU which will probably last into the next generation very comfortably.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bang for the buck I am not heavily into gaming but do use large spreadsheets and want speed in applications. Running with an ASUS Z170-E and 32MB RAM, Windows 10 64 bit is very fast and stable.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend for non-overclock builds Having done the whole overclocking thing with my previous PC I now just wanted a PC that was quiet, low power and did the job with no hassle. This does that. If you are not looking to overclock and don't need hyperthreading, mainly looking for a gaming PC, then I would recommend the i5 6600, though I am not sure the increase in clock speed over the i5 6500 is worth the extra cost (I spent the extra money for it myself though). As with Intel, you are paying for this performance of course, hence the average value, but you do get quality for the price.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my application I'm not into gaming or video, just photography. I wanted to see if Photoshop needed the i7's extra cores and if a dedicated graphics card was really necessary. Answer - the i5's four cores are fine and the Intel on-board graphics does the job perfectly.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice as good as all the reviews said would def recomend
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional CPU for the price I bought this as part of a system upgrade to replace a budget-oriented, APU-based build. I elected for the standard 6600 as opposed to the "K" variant as I had no intention to overclock, though the socket type will allow for potential upgrades in future. Installation was a little tricky as I had to reseat the CPU twice before the system would post (this turned out to be an issue with the pre-applied thermal past on the H45 cooler), but having successfully completed the build; it is exceptionally fast and runs very cool (I've yet to see it go beyond 40C). If you have no real intention of overclocking, but wish for a good value CPU with solid performance and an upgrade path; this will suit you perfectly.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was lucky and received a fantastic one :) Spec wise I was extremely happy when I decided to order the i5 6600 and found it to be excellent. Ignore the above review - to rate a product one star because of receiving a faulty unit is a frankly bizarre decision. It sits at the heart of my gaming machine, slotted neatly into its holster on an Asus ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT. I couldn't be bothered with overclocking this time around so eschewed the K version and didn't regret my decision. Not had a single problem with it when gaming or just generally wasting time in the evenings doing computing things because it's in front of me. If you're not into overclocking but want a processor that can handle gaming then this is a your CPU.
Date published: 2016-03-31
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Questions & Answers

Does this package include an Intel Heatsink and Fan

Asked by: Jadeywadey
Yea it includes a heatsink and fan (all except the 'K' editions do I believe). I never used the stock cooler tho so don't know how well it performs as a cooler master upgrade was only £15. I heard the stock coolers can get noisy.
Answered by: Zero
Date published: 2016-08-30
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Intel Core i5 6600 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU
Intel Core i5 6600 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU