- October 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm #71298DraelrenParticipant
On release day, we brought you a review of Intel’s mainstream Skylake flagship, the i7 6700K. Today, we will focus another Skylake, the far more affordable Core i5-6600K. The new processor architecture based on Intel’s newest generation 14nm process FinFET lithographic technology. It promises decreased power consumption and increased performance. Like its more expensive i7 sibling, the i5 6600K is also features an unlocked multiplier and is sure to be popular with enthusiasts.
One of the most notable new changes is the use of DDR4 memory. DDR4 memory was first introduced with Haswell-E just shy of a year ago. Prices were high and many people stayed away. Since then the prices have dropped and become much more affordable. Where Hawsell was limited to around 2666 MT/s, Skylake bumps that up to a staggering 4133 MT/s.
Skylake also brings Intel latest HD Graphics technology. The Core i5-6600K we are reviewing today features HD 530 graphics and Intel claims that it is dramatically faster than the HD 4000 graphics that came with Haswell.
For Skylake-K, Intel has added more extensive overclocking features, chipset support for NVMe drives. Of course there are the new IPC enhancements that offer up to 10% better performance over Haswell too.June 30, 2016 at 10:58 pm #90549ychenParticipant
Thanks for the reviewJuly 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm #90909TeeBlackParticipant
good reviewJuly 13, 2016 at 5:26 am #90917fourpixelMember
Thanks for the review! I’ll be getting this processor once I got an ITX board.July 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm #90942ContmanestParticipant
I been looking at processors to buy. Cause they are rare giveaways by then selves. This helped some with my choosing. Now to find stuff to sell to see if I can get the cash together.July 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm #90974anonynamjaGuest
Thanks for the review!July 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm #90989ToriRheaCoGuest
Nice Review!! 😀July 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm #91020Sir-diealotParticipant
Good review.July 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm #91084Admin1Guest
We published this review awhile ago, in fact I still have the 6600K chip. If I remember correctly Heath had an easier time hitting 5Ghz with this chip than he did with the 6700K chip that we received from Intel.August 7, 2016 at 11:59 am #91674zangzaParticipant
Great info guys, Intel is kicked some butt and hasnt stopped for sometime. As mentioned Admin1, not all chips can hit the same performance when overclocking but it is exciting figuring out which could. GReat review guys, thanksSeptember 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm #92844J TechmanMember
I’m getting ready to start a Mini ITX build, I was thinking about using a 6600k. However does anyone have any advise on AMD Zen. Should I wait till the release and go Team Red?September 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm #92859GioppeParticipant
Yep, this is a nice CPU.September 23, 2016 at 10:18 am #92911fwreed3Participant
Sounds great, I could definitely use it!September 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm #92956electrolicsParticipant
How much better is it compared to i5 2400?September 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm #92966xscmpParticipant
Can you tell me why you could overclock the i5 6600K and not i7 6700K to its higher limit. Was it Silicon lottery or is there reason related to cpu architecture for the two? I am learning about different CPU overclocking and looking into overclocking my 6700K, so any pointers would be helpful.
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