THE MOST AWAITED REVIEW: Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K

You must be waiting for this review for too long. Intel’s Skylake architecture, 6th generation  Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K is launched. These new processors increase both performance and the efficiency at the same time.

THE SKYLAKE CPUs

The tick tock strategy of Intel has been the best part of their application to launch their new processors in the market. Every new processor is better than the previous one in terms of power, efficiency or both.

Here is the Lineup for Intel’s i7 processor.

# i7-4770K i7-5775C i7-6700K
Price $339 $366 $350
Cores 4 4 4
Threads 8 8 8
Base CPU Freq. 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo CPU Freq. 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz 4.2 GHz
Graphics HD 4600 (GT2) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) HD 530 (GT2)
EUs 20 48 24
iGPU Freq. 1250MHz 1100MHz 1150MHz
TDP 84W 65W 91W
DDR3/L Freq. 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
DDR4 Freq. 2133MHz
L3 Cache 8MB 6MB 8MB
L4 Cache None 128MB (Crystal Well) None
Interface LGA1150 LGA1150 LGA1151

The new Core i7-6700K processor will be quad core with hyper threading technology. It has 8Mb of L3 cache memory and it runs at the frequency of 4.0Ghz and all core frequency of 4.2Ghz. Although there is a slight reduction in the clock speed if we compare it with the i7-4790K. New processor will have better graphics integrated with Intel HD 530 Graphics.

Lineup for I5 processors.

# i5-4670K i5-5675C i5-6600K
Price $242 $276 $243
Cores 4 4 4
Threads 4 4 4
Base CPU Freq. 3.4 GHz 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo CPU Freq. 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Graphics HD 4600 (GT2) Iris Pro 6200 (GT3e) HD 530 (GT2)
EUs 20 48 24
iGPU Freq. 1200MHz 1100MHz 1150MHz
TDP 84W 65W 91W
DDR3/L Freq. 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
DDR4 Freq. 2133MHz
L3 Cache 6MB 4MB 6MB
L4 Cache None 128MB (Crystal Well) None
Interface LGA1150 LGA1150 LGA1151

The new i5 processor will also be quad core but without hyper threading technology. It has 6Mb of L3 cache memory and it runs at the frequency of 3.5 Ghz and all core frequency of 3.9Ghz. New processor will have better graphics integrated with Intel HD 530 Graphics but operate at lower frequencies.

Both the processors will support DDR4 and DDR3L memory. DDR3L is used here due to its lower standard DDR3 operating voltage i.e 1.35 volts.

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Tags: Core i7 – 6700K, Core i5 – 6600, Intel Processor, Skylake CPU