Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
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Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Performance Specification
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3.5 GHz
3.9 GHz
4 cores
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Skylake-S
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LGA 1151
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Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz is a Performance Processor based on the 14nm, Skylake MicroArchitecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 3.9GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated and the processor has its multiplier unlocked.


The Processor Integrates Powerful Graphics called HD i5-6600K, 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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umerwaheed's Rig
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should i upgrade my cpu to this one or the difference is not that much

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GAMINGPC's Rig
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I want to buy this rig as I have on my profile.


Can I run this procesor and the gpu together just fine?
And can I use only a Zalman ZM500-GS power supply (500w)


Also I want to buy 16gb ddr3 ram I have a P8H77-M LE Asus motherboard.


Will I be able to have a normal working PC with that?

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ObeyWolf's Rig
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would this be a good upgrade for me?? I haven't upgraded my cpu for 5-6 years :3

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prutut's Rig
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yes, but no, your CPU is perfectly fine!
but if you really want to upgrade go for the i7 6700k or 7700k.

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Smash1t's Rig
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it's an awesome CPU

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lion94's Rig
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No doubt

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So I heard that this CPU doesn't come with a heat sink. Can I use my existing heat sink for my pre-built PC with the A10-5700 CPU? Or do I have to buy a new one?

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Well, you can't put an Intel CPU into an AMD socket so don't get an i5 if your motherboard doesn't support it.

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Damn, ok. Thank you for telling me (I was gonna ask the sales associates just in case). Is there any AMD processor that's similar to the I5-6600k? And can I use the same heat sink that I have now (if the new CPU doesn't come with one)?

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An 8370 would be similar in performance, and as close as you'll get without water cooling. But its got a different socket, and a much higher heat output. The cooler off of the 5700 wouldn't do anything for it

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There's no need to make such a big deal about the cooler. You could theoretically fit your old heatsink onto the 8370, but 8370 ships with a heatsink and your old one will NOT cool it properly. Cryorig H7s are very cheap & easy, just saying

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Hey guys, thank you for replying. After days of searching, I upgraded most of my computer (motherboard, processor, CPU cooler, RAM, graphics card and power supply). It was expensive, but now I have an i5-6600k and a GTX 1070, and basically every game out right now can run 60+ frames and maxed out :)

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I'm thinking of upgrading my cpu from the fx 6300. Should I get this or the I7 6700k? I play games like battlefield and Grand theft auto 5. So there are some cpu intensive games. And I will be playing at 1080p for a while

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Get this one. The 6700K is unnecessary unless you want to do some serious video rendering etc. The 6600K is more than enough for all cpu intensive games (;

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Should I buy this? or should I keep my Q9650?

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Buy it, but your GPU could be a bottleneck

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It's okay, I am planning on getting an 480

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I5 6600 + rx 480 would be a huge upgrade from your current configuration, you will be able to play everything on high with no problems. Also, you will need a new mobo

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Should I upgrade to this cpu and get an Asus H11M-K mobo?

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Yes, but if you want to overclock get some mobo with Z170 chipset

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should i upgrade my CPU to this?
is it worth it?

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It would be a nice upgrade especially if you have disposable cash, but…


There are very few situations where the i5 3470 is insufficient and/or the i5 6600k tips the scales. Keep your current i5 unless you really need more CPU power.

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thanks! :)

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Iam building anewpc and I am planning toput in thisCPU,aSapphireNitro+RX4808gb, 16gbKingstonHyperX Beast 2133MHz and aGIGABYTE GA-H110M-S2PVDDR3 mobo.I havea Raidmax cobrapower600wPSU and an AWArmor804.Is that PSUgood and isthis futureproof

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gtx 1060 would be a better choice.
600w psu is enough

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