Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
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Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz is a high-end CPU based on the 14nm, Skylake MicroArchitecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 4.0GHz, which may go up to 4.2GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated and the processor has its multiplier unlocked.


The processor integrates Powerful Graphics called HD i7 6700K, with 24 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 91W.


Its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.


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neseri's Rig
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Can anyone tell me if this cooler will be able to handle the 6700k running at 100% for extended period of time ? - price=52euro


or should i go for something cheaper/pricier like

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opt 2: most expensive air cooled solution available here -price 41eur


opt 3: liquid solution #2 -81eur


give me your opinions

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use the coolermaster nepton 240m

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Visupoint's Test Rig
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If you really want a Deep Cool cooler, you can get the Captain 240 or Maelstorm 240T but Captain 240 will be slightly better.

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Would this be a worthy and significant upgrade from my current cpu? Thanks for responses in advance!

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Yeah it would be a great upgrade, just count on new motherboard and RAM :)

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Going from an i7-4790k to this wouldn't be a "significant" upgrade, you'd experience and frame rate increase but only by 5 frames maximum.

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Sorry I posted this before when I had an i5-4460. Just got the 4790k Sunday. Sorry!

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Nope, i dont think it will be a worthy upgrade

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Well, actually that isn't upgrade … hahaha :D
Your Intel Core i7-4790K is almost the same with this one, hehehe :D

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Please read replies above…

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In September, i'll upgrade to this processor from my i3-4130 with GTX 1070 G1 gaming GPU and 16gb of ram.

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Great choice, an i5-6600K would also work with gtx1070 if you want to get a good SSD this would do the trick

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i heard lot about 6600k but after many reviews and all that i decided to go with i7-6700k.

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Yeah I just recommended it because you can fit in a nice SSD which would give you more performance boost unless you'll use the PC for rendering. I mean in games there won't be noticeable difference between these two processors in fps but loading times would be much better with an SSD compared to a HDD and it's kind of a must in new high end builds, everyone recommends it.

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I'm building this pc for rendering and gaming both.

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Yeah then i7-6700K is definitely the way to go :)

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I have a gtx 980 ti 6GB with a fx 6300 processor. Do you guys think im getting a bad bottleneck and should i upgrade to a 6700k or a 4790k?

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6600(k) should be enough.
And yes, bad bottleneck .

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there will be a big bottleneck with FX 6300.try to buy core i5 6600k.it will be enough

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my CPU is 519% worse hahahah

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but you don't have a good GPU to bottleneck…

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How much of a difference between my current CPU and this will there be?


Thinking of upgrading to this to futureproof my machine ( cause of DDR4, Overclocking capabilities, more threads for future and because my current mobo only has 2 RAM slots and 1 GPU slot. My CPU is non-k ) and give my CPU/RAM/MOBO to a friend. Also with DX12 hoping to pick up an r9 480X or 580X in the future

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if you pair with your corrent gpu then difference would be none but if you get 490x or whatever high end card you can see difference betwen those two chips keep in mind higher ram sems to benefit also on 6700k

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Dont get angry at this for saying this, but why when comparing this cpu to the 4790k, then there is no difference? I mean comparing here on GD.
Since i heard that skylake is a real step up from haswell?
Thanks for clarifying this

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In some games this cpu perform better then i7 4790k and its little more power efficient

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My 4790K @4.6Ghz is 15% better then the 6700K at stock, should I upgrade to the 6700K and overclock?

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I'd say no. If you look at some gaming benchmarks the difference between the two is minimal.

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You won't get a lot more fps if you upgrade, I'd say wait for new gpus and upgrade it instead.

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Stick with your Intel Core i7-4790K. It's actually has same performance to this one.

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lol link below this is skylake too
---->http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?pid=2416&cpu=Xeon%20Processor%20L5420

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Guys my cpu is 100% worse

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that's weird, game-debate says your cpu is 9% better than mine but it also says that my cpu is worse than this i7 game-debate go home, you're drunk

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I thought about the math with my 4690k, and he's right. The math is definitely off…

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