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CPU

Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(507 Ratings, 4.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i7-6700K

Part #

BX80662I76700K

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

4 GHz

Boost Clock

4.2 GHz

TDP

91 W

Series

Intel Core i7

Microarchitecture

Skylake

Core Family

Skylake-S

Socket

LGA1151

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

No

L1 Cache

  • 4 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 8 MB

Lithography

14 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    rwoody81
    • 374 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build I See What Hue Did There...

    I started with the i5-6600K for this build, but when I started streaming on Twitch I realized I would need more power. You can't do any better than the i7-6700K right now (for this socket), so I put it in my build. I am thrilled to put this thing to the test!

    Update-March 2018: This thing is still going strong and hasn't missed a beat! I still stream (on Mixer now) and I can play games and stream with a dozen windows or apps running without an issue. Great investment.

    DeadPuppet
    • 205 points
    • 15 months ago

    from completed build The Joker - Revamped Part2

    thumbs up from me!

    GoodGamingPC
    • 181 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build GGPC - The G1 Loop!

    If you're looking for a perfect score with your SteamVR test this is the CPU to get :)

    ryanautry
    • 171 points
    • 45 months ago

    Overclocked to 4.9GHz without any heat on a all-in-one cooler.

    Clemeit
    • 161 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Licensed Driver

    Overclocked to 4.6 GHz with ease (needs good cooling to do it though). Two months after purchasing this, the i7-7700k came out at nearly the exact same price. Bummer. I still regret nothing. This thing does everything I want it to and more.

    Duncan034
    • 157 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Orion Unlocked

    As good as it gets for Skylake!

    DocH
    • 132 points
    • 28 months ago

    Was in its prime the best cpu for gaming. Still hasn't showed much age since there wasn't a large improvement to the 7700k. If you can find one for a good deal i would highly recommend it.

    DeadPuppet
    • 127 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build The Joker - First Ever build

    I Bought this as I wanted an i7 chip that i could overclock. This was my first time building a PC and wanted to try my hand at overclocking so this processor seemed like a no brainer! its worked perfectly and gives me the performance I need. Very impressed

    Papparone
    • 125 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build W.O.B. BLACKOUT

    Awesome CPU! I do not plan to overclock it at the moment and I look forward to seeing what it can handle once I get to using the computer for more heavier multitasking. Got it for a great price on Black Friday weekend.

    pcpowerup
    • 117 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build mATX Lunar Powerhouse

    Great processor. Not much to say other than I'll probably never want to use anything less.

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