This is the Intel Core i5-6600K processor. It is an engineering sample. That’s all for the introduction. 😛
Below is the CPU-Z of the processor.
Overclocking & Temperature
As this is an engineering sample I’ve decided to skip the temperature test and just go with the benchmarks.
I managed to overclock it to 4.6Ghz of which I think is an excellent result and I could possibly push this further.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6600K|
|RAM||HyperX Savage DDR4 3000|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master V850|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64bit|
x264 – 10bit to 8bit Video Conversion
The source video is a 720p MKV file that is 90 seconds in duration. x264 settings at the slowest.
|Intel Core i5-6600K||197|
|Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz||169|
|Intel Core i7-6700K||141|
|Intel Core i5-6600K||602|
|Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz||762|
|Intel Core i7 6700K||927|
Speed of archiving some almost 1GB worth of CR2 and MOV file.
|Intel Core i5-6600K||44|
|Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz||39|
|Intel Core i7 6700K||30|
The Intel Core i5-6600K retails at RM 1029, while the price is a bit steep given the current market condition the Core i5-6600K sure does return the value should you overclock it towards the 4.5Ghz region.
Once overclocked it narrows the game between itself and the Core i7-6700K’s stock performance, definitely a processor worth consideration if your budget is limited to around RM 1,000.