Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)

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  • 4 Cores & 8 Threads
  • 4.0 GHz Clock Speed
  • 4.2 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • FCLGA1151 Socket
  • DDR4-2133/1866 & DDR3L 1600/1333 Memory
  • Supports up to 64GB RAM
  • 8MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 530
  • SSE4.1/4.2 AVX 2.0 Extensions
  • AES New Instructions
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Processor: 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7-6700K

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Intel i7-6700 overview

  • 1Description

The Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor from Intel is the sixth generation of the Core i7 product line that is now built using Skylake architecture. This processor features a base frequency of 4.0 GHz and, as with many Skylake technologies, it comes with features such as Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, and vPro. With Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the maximum clock rate this processor can achieve is 4.2 GHz. Additionally, this processor also features four cores with eight threads in a FCLGA1151 socket and has 8MB of Intel Smart Cache memory. Having four cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the eight threads allow applications to complete tasks sooner by working in parallel. This processor also supports up to 64GB of DDR4-2133/1866 MHz and DDR3L 1600/1333 MHz RAM, has integrated Intel HD Graphics 530, and has SSE 4.1/4.2 & AVX 2.0 Extensions, as well as AES New Instructions.

This Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core processor is well suited for users who are interested in general-use tasks, such as Internet browsing, checking E-mail, document creation and editing, and multimedia playback, as well as more intensive tasks that are able to benefit from overclocking. This K processor is also unlocked, meaning that it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency . However, overclocking past the maximum turbo frequency is not recommended. Not only will it cause the processor to run much hotter, it will also void the limited 3-year warranty.

Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Quick Sync Video delivers fast conversion of video for portable media players, online sharing, and video editing and authoring
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology provides stereoscopic 3-D Blu-ray playback in full 1080p resolution over HDMI 1.4 and premium audio
Intel Insider
Intel Insider delivers premium HD content to an Ultrabook or PC
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Wireless Display is technology that enables wireless streaming of movies, photos, websites, and more from an Ultrabook or PC to an HDTV
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology, like its predecessor, Intel Clear Video Technology, is a suite of image decode and processing technologies built into the integrated processor graphics that help improve video playback, delivering cleaner, sharper images with more natural, accurate, and vivid colors, and a clear and stable video picture. Intel Clear Video HD Technology adds video quality enhancements for richer color and more realistic skin tones
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology is a suite of image decoding and processing technologies built into the integrated processor graphics that help improve video playback, delivering cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colors, and a clear and stable video picture
Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology increases the processor's frequency as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give you a burst of speed when you need it, and increased energy efficiency when you don't
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel Virtualization Technology allows one hardware platform to function as multiple "virtual" platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium processor (VT-i) virtualization, adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve the security and reliability of systems, and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables, also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), provides acceleration for memory-intensive virtualized applications. Extended Page Tables in Intel Virtualization Technology platforms reduce the memory and power overhead costs, and increase battery life through hardware optimization of page table management
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions New Instructions (Intel TSX-NI) are a set of instructions focused on multi-threaded performance scaling. This technology helps make parallel operations more efficient via improved control of locks in software
Intel 64
Intel 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop, and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4GB of both virtual and physical memory
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology enables the wireless connection of an Ultrabook or laptop to be broadcast to Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as printers, stereos, etc
Idle States
Idle States (C-states) are used to save power when the processor is idle. C0 is the operational state, meaning that the CPU is doing useful work. C1 is the first idle state, C2 the second, and so on, where more power saving actions are taken for numerically higher C-states
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes, and Clock Partitioning and Recovery
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Fast Memory Access is a Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) backbone architecture that helps improve system performance by optimizing the use of available memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses
AES New Instructions
Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, such as applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption
Secure Key
Intel Secure Key consists of a digital random number generator that creates truly random numbers to strengthen encryption algorithms
Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions)
Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) provides applications the ability to create hardware enforced trusted execution protection for their applications' sensitive routines and data. Run-time execution is protected from observation or tampering by any other software (including privileged software) in a system
Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks, and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network
Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) helps keep your laptop safe and secure in the event that it's ever lost or stolen. Intel AT requires a service subscription from an Intel AT-enabled service provider
UPC: 735858301619
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Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel i7-6700 specs

    CPU Model Intel Core i7-6700K
    CPU Socket LGA 1151
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes 16 (Revision 3.0)
    Number of Cores 4
    Number of Threads 8
    Base Clock Speed 4.0 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.2 GHz
    Processor Interconnect : 0 x Links
    L2 Cache Not Specified by Manufacturer
    L3 Cache 8 MB
    Memory Support
    Maximum Capacity 64 GB
    Memory Support DDR3L 1333, 1600 MHz
    DDR4 1866, 2133 MHz
    ECC Memory No
    Channel Architecture Dual Channel
    Maximum Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 91 W
    Thermal Solution PCG 2015D (130 W)
    AES Support Yes
    Extension AVX 2.0, SSE 4.1/4.2
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Virtualization Yes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
    Integrated Graphics
    Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 530
    Maximum Resolution Support 4096 x 2304 at 60 Hz
    Supported APIs OpenGL: 4.3
    DirectX: 11.2
    Number of Displays 3
    Output Support eDP, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, VGA
    Base Clock Speed 350 MHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 1.15 GHz
    Performance Technologies Hyper-Threading, SpeedStep, TSX-NI, Turbo Boost 2.0
    Security Technologies Anti-Theft Technology, Execute Disable Bit, OS Guard, Secure Key, Software Guard Extensions
    Video Technologies Clear Video, Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Insider, Quick Sync Video, Wireless Display
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 4.8 x 1.8"

    Intel i7-6700 reviews

    Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 100.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fast, easy overclock Intel CPUs are awesome, low power usage when idle and blazingly fast at full load. I was able to overclock to 4.6Ghz with no issue and might be able to go further but haven't tried. The Z170 chipset is really nice, lots of integrated stuff. I installed this CPU in an Asus 7170 Pro Gaming motherboard, which has tons of USB 3 ports, integrated graphics and good quality integrated sound. I'm totally happy with this CPU, but I think the i5-6600K would have been a better value for me. The major difference is that the i7 has hyperthreading which can improve some workloads.
    Date published: 2016-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at a great price. One stop shop!!! As usual from B&H the best pricing and service I can find. Always ships fast and precise orders, and quick access to B&H over the phone for any questions. I know this is a review of the merchandise which for these products are already market proven, however B&H adds to the ease of procurement and the best overall price making a great product even better due to the experience with B&H. Shop it out on amazon, you will be back to B&H with the excellent support and knowledge about the product as an added bonus. I have been working with B&H for years and if they carry the product I need they are my first call now.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has not failed me on First installation Package arrived as pictured, installation on a H170N-WIFI V1.0 was a breeze and everything has been running smoothly since. However, I must mention that I bought the same processor from another location, that did not work with the same specifications except the motherboard H170N-WIFI *V2.0*. Could not get past a complete installation of Windows without running into a blue screen with the description WHEA UNCORRECTABLE. Tried everything anyone has mentioned on the web for three days, and still the same results.
    Date published: 2016-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs Fast and Cool! I've been impressed with this processors performance and temperature management. Just on air cooling, it typically stays between 30-35 celsius. That being the case, I consider this to be both effective from a performance perspective and safe/sustainable from a heat perspective. I would highly recommend it! Also - kudos to B&H for getting it to me so quickly! There were supply issues when these were first released, but despite that, B&H was able to get this delivered to me BEFORE their expected delivery timeframe!
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good processor It is a fast processor whose 8 virtual cores can handle most of my daily tasks as a software engineer. I have a lot of RAM though(64GB). Its overall temperature tends to get pretty high during compilation time (up to 49C) when 100%, but it might be because of my Cooler Master cooler sitting on top of it or even my case fan set-up. Details on my set-up is found in the recommended accessories section.
    Date published: 2016-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best CPU i have used yet the price for this product is a steal, shipping was extremely fast as always. product came out the box doing 4.2ghz, i overclocked using gigabyte gaming 7 mobo to 4.6ghz with ease and quite stably as well. could definitely OC some more but not necessary thanks to the hyper-threading capabilities. With this CPU i can play a CPU INTENSIVE game like dayz, h1z1, 7days, rust etc. While running multiple applications in the background such as OBS which is also cpu intensive, and other twitch applications i.e bots etc. sitting on approx 20% utilization. Remarkable performance!
    Date published: 2016-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal CPU Phenomenal CPU, highly reliable and it is a great performer I couldn't be happier. The packaging was good, and it went in just smoothly. I didn't have any issues installing this into my Z170 motherboard by ASUS.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skylake worth it! As an early adopter, I suspected there would be availability issues, and there were problems finding this item. Other vendors were selling the CPU as part of a bundled package, with items that I wasn't interested in. B&H was the only vendor that was selling this as an individual item, had it in stock, and promptly shipped. Running Windows 10 on my new rig, and with Skylake and 32GB RAM, it is smooth, stable, and reliable!
    Date published: 2015-09-29
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