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Intel Core i5 6600K Unlocked Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU

Intel Core i5 6600K, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 3.9GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1150MHz GPU, 35x Ratio, 91W CPU Retail

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INTEL i5 6600K PROCESSOR

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 6600K when in conjunction with Z170 chipsets only, it uses the BCLK (base clock) overclocking feature.

i5 Processor

Intel i5 6600K Performance
The Intel® Core™ i5 6600K boasts a 3.5 GHz base frequency and 3.9 GHz turbo frequency, the processor is also built on a 14 nm process, with a 91 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 6600K is fully unlocked allowing you to tune performance and obtain higher frequencies when used with Intel 100 series chipsets. Previous generation Intel processors such as the Core i7 4790K processor used DDR3 memory, typically running at 1600 or 2133MHz. The Core i5 6600K has 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

INTERGRATED GRAPHICS

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 6600KK 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® on-board graphics processor is up to 28% faster than previous generation GPUs.

INTEL TECHNOLOGIES

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® 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.

Specifications
Specifications
CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Model 6600K
Socket 1151
Core Name Skylake
Core Size 14 nm
Core Quad Core
No. of Threads 4
Core Ratio 35 x
Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz
FSB Speed N/A
QPI Speed N/A
DMI Speed 8 GT/s
Unlocked Core Multiplier Yes
Unlocked Full Range Base Clock (B-Clock) Yes
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 (Total) 4 x 32 KB instruction caches, 4 x 32 KB data cache
L2 Cache (Total) 256KB x 4
L3 Cache (Total) *See Intel Smart Cache*
Intel® Smart Cache 6MB
Voltage  
Max. TDP 91W
Thermal Specification  
Heatsink Not Included, Sold Separately
Package Type Retail
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Intel
Telephone:
0870 607 2439

Additional Notes:
3 Years Direct Manufacturer Warranty with Intel

TekSpek Guides
Intel Core i5 6600K and Core i7 6700K
Intel Core i5 6600K and Core i7 6700K
Date Issued: 26th Aug 2015

Intel generally follows a tick-tock philosophy for new processor launches. The tick represents a shrinking of the manufacturing process - 32nm to 22nm, for example - while the tock is indicative of a new architecture based on the leading process of that time. This has been the case since 2007.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful CPU! My computer runs like a bullet, super fast! The graphics are great, for productivity use and some basic games! Everything runs smoothly. 07 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent One of the first things I did was overclocking it at 4.6GHz. Can't complain, it just works great. 03 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Can't go wrong with Intel i5 processors. Originally was going to purchase the previous gen cpu (haswell) but then skylake came on the market, and i couldn't resist. I bought the unlocked version as i intend to oc sometime in the future. However, if you want to save an extra £20-40, go ahead and buy the non-k varieties a generation or two down if need be. Pros: Low TDP for such a powerful cpu Single-threadred performance king EASILY OC over 4.0ghz with right setup to increase performance Compatible with DDR4 Comes with newbie friendly instructions EASILY will last a decade without significant performance decrease. Cons: At nearly £200, you are paying for a premium quality product. No stock cooler. Packaging seemed abit 'cheap' considering what is inside. Make sure you purchase an after market cpu cooler to mount on this bad boy. I've got it matched up with a CM Hyper 212, idles at around 20-30c. 28 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cpu at its Best ! Excellent quality as normal from Intel , works a treat and fully overclockable 28 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast and Overclocks Well This is an excellent CPU! It gives great performance and was certainly well worth the upgrade. I've put it with the ASUS Maximus VIII Hero and 16GB DDR4 and I'm sorted for a good few years (hopefully!) For those looking to overclock, mine sat at 4.6GHz with a CM Hyper 212 Evo at about 33 degrees idle. I've put this down to 4.3GHz, and it idles around 30 degrees, and goes to around 50 under load. I'm sure it'll go further with water cooling, but I'm pretty happy with it's performance so far. These chips don't appear to ship with the stock Intel cooler, but for a CPU like this that cooler wouldn't cut it anyway. Well worth the purchase! 09 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great features This product works unless you bend the pins on your motherboard. 08 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best processor for most people I use this processor with an ASUS Z170-A motherboard. It overclocks to a stable 4.7Ghz. Not sure why you would need to pay 50% more for an i7 unless you had a very specific need for it. With SSD drives and this processor, everything is extremely fast. 28 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for the price It's a great cpu it can be run at 3.5 Ghz stock 3.9 Ghz in turbo mode and 4.5 overclocked in conjunction with asus board power saving can be 8W at 24 degree once OC it can start to give out good performance especially in terms of OC it matches 6700k which is over £100 more 27 November 2015
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Does this include a fan?

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No, but I would recommend the Artic Freezer i11 heatsink and fan. I found it to be a good sturdy design, very effective (cpu temp 27 Celsius) and quite simple to install.
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No fan supplied which makes the price even higher but if you're planning to overclock you'll need a decent CPU cooler anyway.
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I'm afraid none of the current Skylake processors include a fan. There are plenty competitively priced CPU coolers out there to choose from.

I'm currently using the CM Hyper 212 EVO.
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No the processor no longer comes with a heatsink
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No - All K models are assumed to be enthusiast-grade so people will choose their own favourite cooler depending upon their needs
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No, mine wasn't supplied with one.
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In the specs it states the max memory speed is 2133Mhz, but for DDR4, there are modules going over 3GHz. Obvious question really, any point getting modules higher than 2133?
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XMP profile will run it at 3000mhz, I think 2133mhz is the stock speed set by intel
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The max memory speed supporting is 2133, so there would be no point purchasing faster memory.

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Many reviews and users have shown that it can indeed exceed 3000mhz RAM frequency. Some reviews have even hit nearly 3300mhz so this chip is more than capable!
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This will depend on what is listed as supported by your motherboard really, rather than the CPU
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I've got it matched to 2400mhz memory (crucial ballistix ddr4) No issues thus far.

I believe its more dependant on the motherboard chipset if it doesn't or does support certain memory speeds, read up the motherboard manufactures website if unsure.

If you're reliant on the onboard graphics (either on the CPU or motherboard itself) then i do believe having a higher memory speed DOES effect performance. However, don't expect SIGNIFICANT performance gains just because you have higher (mhz) memory.
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I believe, I'm not an expert so I will probably be corrected, that RAM has several speed measurements, and when you buy a module with a frequency of over 2133mhz, the other timings will go down as the motherboard reduces the speed of the ram to meet the speed of the CPU. Therefore, buying faster RAM does help, it will actually run faster.. As I said, I don't know the details.
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Intel Core i5 6600K Unlocked Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K Unlocked Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU