Global Game Awards
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i7-5820K AMD A10-7870K
Best CPU

The more affordable option for early Skylake adopters, the Intel Core i5-6500K comes packing some hefty performance paired with great energy efficiency on the new Socket 1151. Power consumption is at an all time low and there’s plenty of overclocking potential.

While not necessarily worth an upgrade on its own, offering only modest performance improvements over its predecessors, the DDR4 support and next-generation chipset support make the intel Core i5-6600K a great buy for new PC builds this year.