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CPU

Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(46 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i5-6600

Part #

BX80662I56600

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

3.3 GHz

Boost Clock

3.9 GHz

TDP

65 W

Series

Intel Core i5

Microarchitecture

Skylake

Core Family

Skylake-S

Socket

LGA1151

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 4 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 6 MB

Lithography

14 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

No

Price History

    Reviews

    mb67
    • 59 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Sode no Shirayuki

    A great processor for those not looking to overclock. The build that this was used for went to my Dad for his B-Day and since then he's been amazed at the responsiveness of the system.

    ped90
    • 59 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build Eastwood

    A solid CPU with good temps. No point in buying over the 6500 unless you get a good deal though - I got mine second hand for less than 6500 retail.

    lucasmalacas
    • 33 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build Tyrion PC Build

    Saved $100 by getting i5 instead of i7. For gaming use it's more than enough. Given the small build, I can't do a lot of overclocking because nice and big fans won't fit in the case thus the locked version.

    xL-Jee-
    • 29 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build The Little Cube That Could

    Great processor for gaming and general tasks. I got it for the price of the i5 6500.

    Snikpoh
    • 25 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Kaen

    Adequate for most games and low power consumption/heat output. Best choice for the money if you don't need or want to overclock.

    FuzzLobster
    • 19 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Sub $1000 Red Gaming PC

    Great cpu for a skylake build. Temperatures are below 60 on load with the stock cooler.

    jbeach1
    • 19 points
    • 35 months ago

    A powerful but not too costly mid level CPU, works perfectly.

    stonepilot
    • 18 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build Almost a Laptop?

    Basically runs at 3.9Ghz most of the time and stays nice and cool. Handles everything I could throw at it including simultaneously streaming and playing CPU intensive games. Worth every penny.

    fx8370
    • 16 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build First Build

    The best i5 for the price. And comes with a super silent stock cooler (;

    g0vernor
    • 15 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build Straight outta Hoth

    For people who don't plan to overclock, this is a huge handful of number crunching power.

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