And finally the 6th Generation Intel Core processor arrived at the lab, is it a nice processor? Yes it is.
And just for fun I thought I’d show the under side of the processor.
Below is the CPU-Z of the processor.
Overclocking & Temperature
The review sample came without the stock cooler so I tested the processor with my DeepCool Assassin II cooler.
I managed to get the processor to enter Windows 10 at 4.8Ghz OC but it couldn’t get through all tests, 4.7Ghz overclock didn’t work either despite having pumped the Vcore to 1.4v. I finally settled down for 4.6Ghz being the stable overclocked speed.
|Processor||Intel Core i7-6700K|
|RAM||AVEXIR Blitz 4x 4GB 3000Mhz DDR4|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z170 Extrem4|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master V700|
|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 i7 6700K||141|
|Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6Ghz||129|
|Intel Core i7-5960X||87|
|Intel Core i7 6700K||927|
|Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6Ghz||1005|
|Intel Core i7-5960X||1331|
Speed of archiving some almost 1GB worth of CR2 and MOV file.
|Intel Core i7 6700K||30|
|Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6Ghz||30|
|Intel Core i7-5960X||22|
The processor market changed a lot over the past 6 months, with GST in place and weakened MYR, a Core i7 that once cost around RM 1,000 is now priced at around RM 1,500 which is currently the price of a Core i7-6700K.
While I think the Core i7-6700K is an excellent processor, I find that it’s quite difficult to propose such any setup with this processor. An LGA 1150 5th Generation Core i7 may cost almost the same but you have much cheaper options like Z97 boards and DDR3 RAM. If you intend go DDR4 then you might want to consider Intel’s LGA 2011 setup where an X99 board and DDR4 combo that costs a little more but you get a lot more processing power.