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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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Scan code: LN65566 Manufacturer code: BX80662I56600K Request call
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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
CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Model 6600K
Socket 1151
Architecture Skylake
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
No. of Cores Quad Core
No. of Threads 4
Core Ratio 35 x
Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz
Max. Turbo Speed (On 2 Cores Only) N/A
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 No
FSB Speed N/A
QPI Speed N/A
UPI Links/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
Intel Optane Memory Support No
Scalability  
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
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

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Reviews
Intel Core i5 6600K, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 3.9GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1150MHz GPU, 35x Ratio, 91W CPU Retail is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good CPU Seems to be a very good CPU. Had no problems with installation and my PC is definitely faster (however I also bought an SSD at the same time which muddies the water)
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product is very good, great performance improvement in gaming and desktop use, would recommend if wanting a moderately cheap gaming CPU on par with an i7
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely smooth for gaming and general use For me it was a toss up between the i5-6600K and i7-6700K. I'm still to this day not sure which is better. If you're reading this and find the i7 for not much more than this, I think you should probably go for that. As for what I think about this, it's fine. It's a processor. It processes things. I have no issues with it.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I got unlucky with mine I ordered my CPU on September 18th, though sadly the one I received is faulty. I did order an identical CPU elsewhere which worked a treat, and as of November 3rd have a great setup running now. Currently still in conversation with Scan's aftersales regarding an RMA on the initial faulty product.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CPU Upgraded from a old Athlon x4 760k so a bit of a jump for me. Intel scared me with how to install them to the motherboard but in all honesty it was not half as bad as I imagined. I needed the best cpu for gaming and nothing else. This was what I got.
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent perfomance This has speeded my PC by a good measure,I a m not a PC expert but I can tell it is now a lot quicker
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't had a slowdown yet This CPU has been able to handle a handful of heavy tasks when overclocked to 4.6GHz including gaming while rendering/streaming with no lag tabbing in and out of programs.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent CPU impressive versatility. Excellent core, Updated my old AMD A10 APU to this and the performance is great and paired with a coolermaster 212 evo I was able to crank 4.6Ghz. I use this PC mainly for gaming and graphics editing, and am seeing great in game fps improvements when its paired with my R9 290, capping at 60fps almost constantly on all current gen games, e.g (Witcher 3/ Fallout 4). In terms of editing in programs such as photoshop and sony vegas, it does excel. though not maybe as much as the i7 6700k with its hyprethreading. although this CPU is still very solid at those tasks. Overall I'd recommend this CPU and its the best one in its price bracket. (if you are rendering alot of content then you may wish to spend the extra £100 and get the i7 6700k)
Date published: 2016-06-03
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Questions & Answers

Does this include a fan?

Does this include the CPU fan?
Asked by: HeMan
No, mine wasn't supplied with one.
Answered by: Sn0wXiii
Date published: 2016-04-09

Max RAM speed

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?
Asked by: Joey
No. 2133Mhz is however Extreme allready. Also think about this you can have 64GB at 2133Mhz Nice, right?
Answered by: Stefan2512
Date published: 2017-01-15
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Intel Core i5 6600K Unlocked Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K Unlocked Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU