Intel® - Core™ i7-6700K 4.0GHz Processor - Silver/ blue

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Create the ultimate gaming machine with this Intel Core i7-6850K processor. A 3.6GHz base speed with a 4GHz turbo frequency delivers steady processing power across its six cores, and it supports up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM with a compatible motherboard. The 14nm lithography delivers extraordinary speeds from this Intel Core i7-6850K processor.

PC Gaming Buying Guide
$349.99

Overview

What's Included


  • Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Processor

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 65)

Features


Intel® Core™ i7-6700K processor

With 4.0GHz processor speed for smooth quad-core performance. Intel® Turbo Boost offers a boost of power when you need it and energy efficiency when you don't.

6MB Level 3 cache

Speeds up access to frequently used data.

Supports 4096 x 2304 4K Ultra HD resolution

For crisp, life-like images.

Intel® HD Graphics 530

Provides smooth videos and graphics.

Supports DDR4 and DDR3L memory

For flexibility to suit your computing needs.

Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


Overall customer rating

4.9
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blistering speed

    Posted
    retlaw83
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    Before buying this to replace aging i3-2120 from 2011, I read reviews and checked benchmarks, some claiming a 160% performance over the 2120. Since a lot of websites overblow thesee metrics, I was expecting only a modest speed increase. Turns out the benchmarks are right. I'm pairing this with the hard drives and GTX 750ti from my old computer, and have noticed I'm getting 60 frames a second in GTA V no matter how high I dial up the graphics, Fallout 4 on high settings without god rays, and absurdly higher speeds when using 3D modeling programs and loading the modding kits for various Bethesda games. The only thing I can't get 60 fps on is the new DOOM, but I'm clocking in a serviceable 30 frames on it where with the 2120 I was getting between 15 and 25 - GPU is the obvious bottleneck there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    Posted
    Tizeye
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    Wife complaining that her 15 y/o computer was sluggish - duh. While she uses it minimally, when she does use it, she doesn't want to wait around. My 4/o Sandy Ridge i7 machine performing nicely, so rebuilt mine with a Skylake i7, and built hers out with the spare parts. Core i7 vs i5? while I don't need a gaming machine, I do need that level for video rendering. While the i7 and i5 are similar in processing speeds - particularly for the non-K version of the i7, the multi threading capability of the i7 is where it stands out. If I had built a new Skylake machine for wife, which was a consideration, I would have used an i5 for her ans her useage does not have the demands as mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its the Latest i7 and its good!

    Posted
    chris
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    I purchased this cpu about 2-3 months ago when it was just released in a few places only. Nothing to complain about I play any game at 1080p (will get 1440P later) on extreme setting...anything I throw at it gets taken care of! at time of purchase, i also bought a sealed CPU liquid cooler for it that is actually designed for socket 1150...keep in mind though socket 1151 (this cpu) will let you install and 1150 socket cooler. My PC: i7 6700K OC @4.6GHz 16GB DDR4 2 GTX 970 SLI ASUS Z170-A Mainboard Creative SB-Z audio

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CPU

    Posted
    mcgyverr
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    This requires a new 1151 motherboard the cpu supports the new Thunderbolt connector, which I have on my new GA-Z170X-UD5 TH motherboard In general, if you have a 4th generation Intel iCore i7, stick with it as the speed improvements are minor, but if you have an older computer and are about to purchase a new one, do not get an older iCore i7, get onboard with Skylake and you'll get a bunch of new features that you just can't get on the existing older motherboard

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best cpu I've used

    Posted
    Vengence
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    I wanted to be able to play 4k games. Picked up this cpu and a gtx 1080 graphics card. It will run 1440 games at max settings with 0 issues. Running 4k games on a 4k monitor runs most games at 4k, except the few most demanding games, for those you have to turn the settings don't some. But it is a great cpu that won't need upgraded for a long gone time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Value processor

    Posted
    microman
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    The I7-6700K is a good CPU for the gamers who love to squeeze out all performance by overclocking CPU/Memory. It provides a good throughput with Z170 chipset motherboards. Recommend strongly if I7-7700k doesn't fit the bill. The new 7700k CPU has 16% better performance but about $70 more expensive. You cannot go wrong with 6700K at the sub 300.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skylake i7-6700k

    Posted
    BambulanceMan
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    This is still an amazing processor. just installed into a brand new gaming build. the chip does get hotter than the i5, or i3 yet a liquid cooler took that problem away. Very much still a relevant processor as it had near zero difference in gaming performance over the new kaby lake i7. Seriously im talking 1-6 fps difference. GET IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All The Power I Need!

    Posted
    wolf39us
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    I initially purchased this product so that I can game and record / stream at the same time. This was an upgrade from the Core i5 3550 which simply couldn't handle those tasks simultaneously. I am pleased to report that not only does this processor handle those tasks, it does them INCREDIBLY well. I am VERY happy with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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