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


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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 (Product Development SME)
William George (Product Development SME) 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 (Tier 3 Consulting Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Tier 3 Consulting Lead) 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. (Research and Development Engineer)
John D. (Research and Development Engineer) 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


Product Line Core i7
Code Name Skylake-S
Socket 1151
Process 14 nm
Total Number of Cores 4
Base Clock Speed 4.0 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes
Turbo Boost Yes
Max. Turbo Boost 4.2 GHz
All-Core Turbo Boost 4.0 GHz
Thermal Output 95 W
Bus Type DMI3
PCI-E Lanes 16
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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