Intel Core i5 6600K Unlocked OEM Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU
i5 6600K Intel® Core™ Processor OEM
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.
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.
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 6600K 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® Core™ Processor Features
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.
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.
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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.