Skylake: Core i5-6600K Review
Intel Core i5 6600K
The Skylake Quad-Core value processor
We review the Intel Core i5 6600K processor. Developed at 14nm node these processors are very energy friendly. For this review we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmarks and situations.
Skylake Core i5-6600K and Core i7 6700K processors for the desktop platform have been released. We test both processors, yet have separate reviews on each of these processors. A new chip, a new package meaning both of them are Socket 1151. The new series Skylake processors are energy efficient, quite powerful and this need to be paired with a new motherboards series. For you guys that means the Z170 and h170 range. In this review we test the Core i5 6600K. An unlocked Skylake processor that has four cores and a slim 91W TDP, that is lower compared to Haswell with its 84W/95W TDP, obviously thanks to the new and smaller 14nm fabrication process.
|CPU||Core i7-5775C||Core i5-5675C||Core i7-6700K||Core i5-6600K||Core i7-4790K||Core i7-4770K|
|IGP||Iris Pro 6200||Iris Pro 6200||Intel HD 530||Intel HD 530||Intel HD 4600||Intel HD 4600|
The quad core CPU has 8 MB L3 cache, and an integrated memory controller that supports both DDR4 and DDR3 memory. The Z170 and H170 series motherboards will all be offered with DDR4 though. For the gaming community two processors are the most important.
- Core i7 6700K
Four CPU cores with Hyper-Threading, 4.0GHz frequency, 4.20GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency, 8MB last-level cache, dual-channel DDR3/DDR4 memory controller with 1600MHz or 2133MHz support, Intel HD Graphics 530-series integrated graphics core, LGA1151 packaging
- Core i5 6600K
Four cores, 3.50GHz frequency, 3.90GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency, 6MB last-level cache, dual-channel DDR3/DDR4 memory controller with 1600MHz or 2133MHz support, Intel HD Graphics 530-series integrated graphics core, LGA1151 packaging;
Skylake is the code name used by Intel for the 14nm processor micro-architecture under development and is the successor to the Haswell and Broadwell architecture. As stated, in this review we focus on the Core i5 6600K. Let's get started shall we ?