Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)

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Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)


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  • 4 Cores & 4 Threads
  • 3.5 GHz Clock Speed
  • 3.9 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • FCLGA1151 Socket
  • DDR4-2133/1866 & DDR3L 1600/1333 Memory
  • Supports up to 64GB RAM
  • 6MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 530
  • SSE4.1/4.2 AVX 2.0 Extensions
  • AES New Instructions
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Intel i5-6600 overview

  • 1Description

The Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor from Intel is the sixth generation of the Core i5 product line that is now built using Skylake architecture. This processor features a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and, as with many Skylake technologies, it comes with features such as Intel Turbo Boost 2.0. With Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the maximum clock rate this processor can achieve is 3.9 GHz. Additionally, this processor also features four cores with four threads in a FCLGA1151 socket and has 6MB of Intel Smart Cache memory. Having four cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the four 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 i5-6600K 3.5 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 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 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
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Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel i5-6600 specs

    CPU Model Intel Core i5-6600K
    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 4
    Base Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.9 GHz
    Processor Interconnect : 0 x Links
    L2 Cache Not Specified by Manufacturer
    L3 Cache 6 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 Not Specified by Manufacturer
    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 2160 at 60 Hz
    Supported APIs OpenGL: 4.3
    DirectX: 11.2
    Number of Displays 3
    Maximum Shared Video Memory 1.7 GB
    Output Support eDP, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, VGA
    Base Clock Speed 350 MHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 1.15 GHz
    Performance Technologies 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, Quick Sync Video, Wireless Display
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.591 x 4.724 x 1.969"

    Intel i5-6600 reviews

    Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (Retail) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! The perfect Gaming Chip! Built my second Computer with this chip with Air Cooling. Who needs Liquid when you can OC from 3.5 to 4.4Ghz without a sweat?? No need to spend money on an i7 unless you want to do serious editing and whatnot. If you get this K version, please DO Overclock it. Very stable (user defined) and oh so fast. Only thing I don't like about it is IT's new and there isn't much support for it yet and it does NOT come with a Cooler. Enjoy it, Love it.
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value and Performance This is an awesome chipset that is both fast and energy efficient. It's a better deal then the i7 6700K, but performs nearly as well if not better at photo editing tasks since many of them are single threaded anyway. I'm glad that you can buy an unlocked chip for a small premium of the locked part, but with the flexibility to overclock. Intel seems to know their market as well, as they stopped including the stock heatsink with this chip. You can get a much better heatsink for not a whole lot of money. Overall great processor. Easy install and good performance.
    Date published: 2015-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend to anyone I just built my first computer, and this processor is super fast. I've tried running virus scans while playing games while watching videos, and it had no problem. I really love this processor. Would buy again. I haven't had any overheating issues, and it runs great. I was a on a budget (< $1000), so I didn't buy a graphics card yet. I plan to upgrade in a year or two. But the integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 530) have handled all my games really well so far. My brother built a computer using a 5th generation i7, and this one is better in every aspect except there's no multi-threading.
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very, very well. I previously was using a laptop that had an i7-3610QM processor, so I figured that this CPU probably wouldn't be that much better, but boy, I was wrong. The 6600k runs pretty much any program at very snappy speeds. Video editing, photo editing, and everyday tasks are a breeze. I was also impressed by the graphic performance of the CPU. I am able to run Rocket League at High settings at over 40fps, which is pretty good for an integrated graphics unit. I was expecting much worse performance, but this was a pleasant surprise, and should hold me over until I buy a dedicated graphics card.
    Date published: 2016-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speed Fix I researched processors for quite a while, and this was by far the best bang for the buck. I have the 6600K paired with an Asus Z170-A motherboard and Hyper-X Fury ram and a Corsair H100i GTX liquid cooler. I'm currently over clocked 23% with nothing more than the Asus auto tune. I love this product, and B&H is awesome (fast shipping, and amazing price)!
    Date published: 2016-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Mid-High Tier Gaming Processor I've gotten this for my new $ gaming build and it's just great.It overclocks to 4.2GHz and should run most games without problem (given you have adequate graphics, RAM, etc.)Does not come with it's own cooler, absolutely fine with me, and most other people.(We don't even use the stock cooler now, do we?)
    Date published: 2015-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Processer This processor is used in a higher-end gaming system. So far a variety of high-end games have been thrown at it (and the video card, etc.) and it's handled it well. Witcher 3, ARC, etc. have all run perfectly at highest or near highest settings. I am very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great update from a quad core q9450 (2008). I bought this process for both my brother and I; so we can do some moderate to intense gaming. I was able to play Rise of the Tomb Raider/Forza 6 Apex/Mirror's Edge Catalyts and other titles at med-high mixed settings with an old q9450 processor paired with a MSI GTX 950, mind you, 2g vram with okay fps 30-40+ with casual dips. Since upgrade it's all High/Ultra settings (due to gpu vram limitations).All and all I'll be saving to upgrade to rx480 8g/gtx 1060 6g or maybe a 1070. Great processing power being able to multitask and run multiple games at the same time. Low temps at idle with a Hyper T4 running 26 C/ under 30 C and ultra gaming nothing past 50 C. As for B&H, greatest company in my opinion...I've bought other things from them because of fast shipping and no sales taxes.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
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