Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0GHz Quad Core 8MB 95W

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Background on Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (6th Gen / Skylake) CPU

Intel's sixth generation of the Core processor series is codenamed Skylake, and introduces DDR4 to Intel's mainstream platform. There is also a very slight boost to performance on the CPU side, and a more substantial boost on the integrated graphics side. Skylake hasinherited the 14nm manufacturing process that was introduced with Broadwell, meaning lower power consumption and higher efficiency compared to previous generations - resulting in slightly lower operating temperatures as well.

For more details, check out our Skylake articles on CPU updates and chipset updates.

Richard Falk (Customer Support)
Richard Falk (Customer Support) Says:
The Intel core i3/i5/i7 6xxx series CPUs are great if you want solid CPU performance. The Intel chips cost more than the AMD chips but the CPU performance is far better. The integrated graphics have been improved greatly over the previous series. They are good enough for minimal graphics performance that is needed on the desktop and videos and can even play Sims 3 or War Thunder smoothly on low graphics settings.

Intel processors ending in "K", like this one, have unlocked CPU clock multipliers. That means they are especially well suited for overclocking, as normal processors have the clock speeds much more locked-down.
William George (Customer Service)
William George (Customer Service) Says:
While this CPU can be overclocked I generally recommend against it. The 6700K already runs at an amazing 4GHz base clock speed, and with Intel's Turbo Boost feature that can reach as high as 4.2GHz depending on the situation. Overclocking doesn't seem to be able to push the speed much higher, maybe 10% at most - so it doesn't seem particularly worthwhile to me. If you need every ounce of possible speed then it can be viable, but for the vast majority of folks the stock speed is already going to be excellent.
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service)
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service) Says:
This processor is already very impressive at stock speeds, so in most cases, overclocking is not necessary. However, if you do choose to overclock this processor, just make sure to choose a liquid cooled CPU cooler to adequately cool this processor. When not overclocked, an air-cooled CPU cooler will be just fine.
John D. (Production Technician Lead)
John D. (Production Technician Lead) Says:
The 6700K is the top-of-the-line offering in Intel's new Skylake line. With an impressive stock clock speed of 4GHz and support for DDR4 memory, this is a perfect foundation for your new gaming rig.
Model: Intel BX80662I76700K

Specifications:
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Product Line  Core i7
Code Name  Skylake-S
Socket  1151
Process  14 nm
Number of Cores  4
Clock Speed  4.0 GHz
Hyperthreading  Yes
Turbo Boost  Yes
Max. Turbo Boost  4.2 GHz
All-Core Turbo Boost  4.0 GHz
Bus Type  DMI3
Thermal Output  95 W
PCI-E Lanes  16
Cache
Smart Cache  8MB
Onboard Graphics
Processor Type  Intel HD Graphics 530
Core Speed  1150 Mhz
DirectX Version  12
# of Displays Supported  3
Memory Specification
Memory Type  DDR4
Maximum Frequency  2133
ECC Support  No
Advanced Technologies
vPro  No
Virtualization Technology (VT-x)  Yes
Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)  Yes
Trusted Execution Technology  No

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