Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
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Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz Performance Specification
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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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Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Will this be a good upgrade from my current cpu and one thing there r no ryzen cpus in my country

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Will this CPU be bottleneck with GTX 1080Ti when playing 1080p 144Hz?

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No, that cpu will not bottleneck a single 1080Ti unless you go for a SLI configuration an I7 6800k or 6850k would be the best choice.

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Probably 10% or so. i7-7800X would be awesome choice or i7-8700.

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What would you recommend ? Ryzen R5 1600x or this one for my new CPU ? Which one is better for 1080p gaming at High/Very High settings?

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if you have the budget for a 6700k get the ryzen 1700!it will be better in the long run

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so my cpu is faster than this but it's an i5 how strange.

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because you have overclocked it by 25%

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how did u overclock CPU pls help!

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you must have a z170 or z270 motherboard if you do go into bios click Ai tweaker scroll down to cpu click sync all core change the ratio for example 44= 4.4ghz then change cpu voltage to auto and change to 1.35 then your good to go.

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Scratch that just checked your cpu and it needs to be an unlocked k processor which yours isn't so unfortunately you cant oc yours sorry.

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Well can't is a strong word, he could still potentially to a bclk OC, BUT unless his chip is far better than mine a base clock OC is out of the question. Even going to 101 for me causes a no post

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…Should I upgrade?

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no your r7 1700x is fine

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is this one good for two gpus ? i havent found much on google about it

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yes it is a beast processor.


you can easily sli gtx 1080

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i want to upgrade my pc and for cpu i am between this and i5-7600k does it worth the extra money ?

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i7 4790k is still better in overall you might get some higher fps in some games with 7600k but those game are usuly not so cpu tensive or just req. 4cores but with this 4790k you have much more headroom left id go defenetly with 4790k

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i think i7 6700k is future proof for atleast 5 years so buy it

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is it worth upgrading to this?

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11% better, i would say not really if you can play new games on max settings without any problem

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no your cpu is fine for atleast 3 years

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I want to upgrade to this cpu with a new board and new ram. I currently own a Scythe Kabuto cpu cooler unit. Will this do its job fine on the i7? I checked the compability and at least from this point it would be fine. Advice appreciated (:

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It will keep the i7 cool but it's unlikely you can get ideal overclocking. For overclocking I recommend at least a Noctua NH-D14 for both a cool CPU and quiet rig. i7s generate exponentially more heat the more you overclock them.

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yes it would be fine

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If I'm upgrading to a 1080 will I need this/something stronger or will my current CPU work?

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You can Overclock you GPU to 10% if your motherboard allows it and then you won`t need an i7 for a 1080.

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you will eventually need more ram 16gb and some overclock to get most from gpu.. would go for gtx 1070 since your res is 1080p only also small tip sapphire fury none x is dirt cheap right now that gpu can be on pair with 1070 in some titles and especially its better suited for dx 12

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i donot think there will be a bottleneck

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