Intel Core i5-6600K (Skylake) Processor Review

This is the Intel Core i5-6600K processor. It is an engineering sample. That’s all for the introduction. ­čśŤ

Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) Processor Review

Below is the CPU-Z of the processor.

Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) Processor Review

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.

Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) Processor Review

Test Setup

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

The Benchmarks

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.

Processor Time Taken
(seconds)
Intel Core i5-6600K 197
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz 169
Intel Core i7-6700K 141

Cinebench R15

Default settings

Processor CB
Intel Core i5-6600K 602
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz 762
Intel Core i7 6700K 927

WinRAR

Speed of archiving some almost 1GB worth of CR2 and MOV file.

Processor Time Taken
(seconds)
Intel Core i5-6600K 44
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.6Ghz 39
Intel Core i7 6700K 30

The Verdict

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.

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