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Intel Core i5 6600K 3.50GHz Skylake Processor - Unlocked

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BX80662I56600K - 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Turbo) Quad Core / 1151 Socket / 6MB Cache / DDR4, DDR3L Controller / 95W TDP / Intel HD 530 Graphics

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  Intel Core i5 6600K Quad Core Skylake Processor - Unlocked:

*** Important Information: This CPU is NOT SUPPLIED with a heatsink/cooler. ***

A compatible CPU heatsink/cooler of at least 95W TDP is required to cool this CPU and must be purchased separately.

The unlocked Intel Core i5-6600k and i7-6700k processors feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology which gives you an automatic burst of speed whenever you need it. With overclocking enabled, it allows the flexibility to set your system specs the way you like. Take control with 6th gen Intel Core unlocked i5 and i7 processors.


  • Next Generation 14nm Desktop CPU architecture from Intel.

  • Skylake brings higher clock speeds, better power efficency, and lower temperatures.

  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3L & the very latest DDR4 Memory modules.

  • Faster Improved On-Chip Graphics Capabilities.

  • Unlocked 'K' type processors feature an unlocked core clock multiplier, and on 6th Gen CPUs, Enhanced Full Range BCLK Overclocking Support, making overclocking your processor for maximum performance much easier and faster than ever before.

  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically increase your CPU frequency on demand during intensive tasks.

  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on Core i7 delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

  • Supports the latest API's: DX12, OpenGL 4.3/4.4, OpenCL2.0.

  • Support for HEVC, VP8 & VP9 Accelerated Media Codecs.

  • Supports Display Resolution up to 4096x2304.

  • Supports up to 3 Independent Digital Displays including embedded DP (eDP).

  • DMI 3.0 Support.

  • Support for Intel 100 Series Chipset provides up to 40% more high-speed I/O.

  • Increased Integration, Responsiveness & Security:
    - Speech HW Acceleration
    - Time Synchronization HW
    - Intel® Ready Mode Technology
    - Intel® Device Protection Technology with Boot Guard
    - Intel® Memory Protection Extensions
    - Intel® Software Guard Extensions


  • Manufacturer: Intel
  • CPU Type: Intel Core i5
  • Model: 6600K
  • Socket: 1151
  • Core Name: Skylake

    - Clock Speed: 3.50 GHz (3.90GHz Turbo)
    - Core: Quad Core
    - No. of Threads: 4
    - Core Ratio: 35 x
    - Core Size: 14 nm

    - Max. Memory Speed: DDR4 - 2133 / DDR3L - 1600
    - Max. Memory Channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
    - Intel® Smart Cache: 8MB

    - Processor Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530
    - Base GPU Speed: 350 MHz
    - Max. GPU Resolution: 4096x2160
    - Max. GPU Speed: 1150
    - DMI Speed: 8 GT/s

    - Max. TDP: 95W

    - Contents: 1x Intel Core i5 6600K / NO COOLER INCLUDED
    - Type: Retail

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer intel
    Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
    Manufacturer Website
    Warranty Period (yrs)3
    Clock Speed3.500
    Onboard GPUThe product has this feature
    Top Potential Overclock0

    Comments, Questions & Reviews:

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    Question  question by Jake Meredith

    I currently have the i3 6100 and want to upgrade to the i5 6600k. I'm currently using an intel B150 motherboard, will i need to change the motherboard to an intel Z170 or can i use my current motherboard.

    Answer by declant on Saturday, January 14, 2017
    Hi Jake,

    Yes the Intel B150 motherboard does support i3 6100 and i5 6600k.

    question by Jake Meredith

    I currently have the i3 6100 and want to upgrade to the i5 6600k. I'm currently using an intel B150 motherboard, will i need to change the motherboard to an intel Z170 or can i use my current motherboard.

    Response by declant
    Hi Jake,

    As said, your current motherboard is compatible.

    Question  Cpu cooler by Nathan

    Is a cpu cooler an absolote must with the i5 skylake unlocked 6600K? Will be getting x2 0f 66545 and just wondering if two of these fans will keep everything in my pc cool.or will these two fans not be enough? Thanks

    Answer by declant on Saturday, January 7, 2017
    Hi Nathan,

    This is very dependant on your use of the skylake, however, it seems like sufficient cooling for regular use.

    Question  Will this be okay with this watercooling? by Paul

    So i have currently a h110igt My question is will this be able to be mounted on the same cooling system with the 1155 socket?

    Answer by declant on Monday, December 12, 2016
    Good Afternoon Paul,

    Yes the H110 watercooler will fot the 6600k

    What CPU cooler by Corsair do you recommend? by Jack

    £40-£80 range that can cool this processor. Maybe with RGB lighting as well?

    Response by declant
    Hi Jack,

    I would recommend:
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