Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Review & Specifications

Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz Socket 1151 91W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I76700K (NO HEATSINK INCLUDED)

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The 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors deliver a new class of computing with a host of new features to power the next generation of desktops, laptops, and 2 in 1 PCs. Expect lighting fast speeds and peak performance through even the toughest of tasks and games. The built-in revolutionary Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time for smoother multitasking while Intel® Iris™ graphics delivers stunning 3D visuals and faster, more advanced video and photo editing. Game the way you want and push the boundaries with overclocking for your most demanding gaming needs. The ultimate in peak performance.

Specs Overview

Model BX80662I76700K
Release Date August 2015
Series Core i7 6th Gen
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz
TDP 91W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB
Cache L3 8.00MB

Pros

  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance

Cons

  • No heatsink included
  • Not much faster than Haswell

Score Pangoly

94

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Critic Reviews

90

I like Skylake, a lot. Outside of the performance and connectivity benefits that it offers, Skylake is the most mature launch platform that I have ever worked with. The Intel Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K and new Z170 motherboards should give Sandy Bridge users a perfect place to jump off into the cool cool Skylake waters without concern.

90

In 2015, for the first time in history, Intel had two major launches and one of those is going to be covered today by us. In 2013, Intel had launched their Haswell microarchitecture on the 22nm process node which had served the market up till late 2014....

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96

Killer chip for the money, and if you are looking for multi-core workload performance, this is...

techteamgb.co.uk

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Specifications

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Essentials
Status Launched
Launch Date Q3'15
Processor Number i7-6700K
Intel® Smart Cache 8 MB
DMI3 8 GT/s
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available

No
Lithography 14 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2015D (130W)
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $350.00
TRAY: $339.00
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Performance
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 8
Processor Base Frequency 4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 4.2 GHz
TDP 91 W

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Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 64 GB
Memory Types DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max # of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported

No

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Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 1.7 GB
Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (Intel® WiDi)‡ 1080p
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡ 4096x2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (VGA)‡ N/A
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video

Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display

Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3
Device ID 0x1912

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Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16

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Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 14 nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1151
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS

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Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology

No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Yes
Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64

Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) No
Intel® Small Business Advantage Yes

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Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions

Yes
Secure Key Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology

No
Execute Disable Bit Yes

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