Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jwatkins456 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 javiman 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 Abdul 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.
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.
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 skyr4ng3r 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 Sn0wXiii 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 Tukan98 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 Chilliman 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 Ghostbusta 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