i5 6600 (non K version) £155 amazon
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i5 6600 (non K version) £155 amazon

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Found 1st Nov 2015
Hi, this is currently awaiting stock. But if you are not in a hurry, I think this is a very good price for a solid cpu.

Bear in mind, as this is the non k version you cannot overclock this part and it has a base frequency of 3.3 as opposed to 3.5, though the turbo frequency 3.9 is the same.

As this is non k version, you can look at motherboards with the H170 chipset, slightly cheaper.
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saw this last night, good deal. Can also use even cheaper H110 boards too I think.
I ordered this on Friday, I am hoping they honour the price as its a weird separate listing compared to the main one.
Will be moving from AMD to Intel in the new year. I was going to go for a i5 4690k or a i7 4790k. But this seems decent from the price. But is it true these are not compatible with DDR3 ram? You have to buy DDR4?
ocelot20

Will be moving from AMD to Intel in the new year. I was going to go for a … Will be moving from AMD to Intel in the new year. I was going to go for a i5 4690k or a i7 4790k. But this seems decent from the price. But is it true these are not compatible with DDR3 ram? You have to buy DDR4?



​Yea it's true you now need new DDR4 ram
Not necessarily. Depends on the motherboard. Look at the Asus H110 and H170 'D3' boards, these are DDR3 only. Should be sticks with LESS than 1.5v however as recommended by Intel.
Neostar

​Yea it's true you now need new DDR4 ram



Err, no it's not.
What is the different between this and the other version . I will be using the PC for gaming
This can't be overclocked
Is that important for future proof gaming ?
wakkaday

Is that important for future proof gaming ?



​not particularly performance gains for gaming will be upgrading your graphics card this CPU will hold you over for some time. I am just upgrading from my Sandy bridge 2500k as it's now getting a bit old compared to these newer CPUs
Dr_Frankenstein

​not particularly performance gains for gaming will be upgrading your g … ​not particularly performance gains for gaming will be upgrading your graphics card this CPU will hold you over for some time. I am just upgrading from my Sandy bridge 2500k as it's now getting a bit old compared to these newer CPUs



Honestly not worth to buy this over having a 2500k Intel get all this praise for what small performance gains all because they know people will buy anything they bring out.
I have no idea how Amazon can afford to have such a good returns process when people so often return things on the back of a skimpy and quite often incorrect Amazon product listing (returning incorrectly listed Intel CPUs is a particular bug bear with me). At least the box number on this one is for a Core i5 6600. Not sure what a "Pentium i5" is (edit - Amazon's description, not the OP's). Have some heat, though. I hope people don't have to wait too long.

Edited by: "Noclouds" 1st Nov 2015
OOS

Also most, if not all Skylake CPU's don't come with CPU coolers anymore, including the non OEM boxed retails.
LazybeatX

This can't be overclocked



Multiplier can't be changed. That doesn't mean it can't be overclocked.
TehJumpingJawa

Multiplier can't be changed. That doesn't mean it can't be overclocked.



Except that the BCLK on i3 is definitely locked, so almost certainly locked on the non-K i5 too.
Easy2BCheesy

Except that the BCLK on i3 is definitely locked, so almost certainly … Except that the BCLK on i3 is definitely locked, so almost certainly locked on the non-K i5 too.



Changing BCLK is a function of the motherboard, not the processor. It is not locked on all boards.
SonicMR2

Changing BCLK is a function of the motherboard, not the processor. It is … Changing BCLK is a function of the motherboard, not the processor. It is not locked on all boards.



Well it's not locked on my MSI Z170 Gaming mobo on the i5 6600K, but it definitely is on the i3 I tried the other day.
i dont think changing the bclk is a good idea for a couple of mhz
TehJumpingJawa

Multiplier can't be changed. That doesn't mean it can't be overclocked.



​well put it this way, I was able to get only 63mhz more out of my i5 6500 before it refused to boot. Hardly an overclock, so what I should have said is if you want to overclock and get results that will actually matter then get an unlocked CPU.
oos
LazybeatX

This can't be overclocked



With Skylake the non-K version is slightly slower (3.5 GHz vs 3.2 GHz) - about 7% less on multithreaded benchmarks.

Also, the TDP is 91w vs. 65w for the non-K.
It looks like this is what I was looking for
There are a few now in stock on Amazon from a third party seller (still prime) at the same price via the same link.
Edited by: "washout13" 6th Nov 2015
washout13

There are a few now in stock on Amazon from a third party seller (still … There are a few now in stock on Amazon from a third party seller (still prime) at the same price via the same link.



Yup cancelled my order with Amazon and picked one up from another seller, already on its way
Has anyone received anything from Amazon, other than pending?
xigent

Has anyone received anything from Amazon, other than pending?


Havent received anything yet, but did finally get estimated date notification of 16-21 November.
Not holding my breath and starting to get doubtful that it will be honoured, but will see.
freezingheat

Havent received anything yet, but did finally get estimated date … Havent received anything yet, but did finally get estimated date notification of 16-21 November.Not holding my breath and starting to get doubtful that it will be honoured, but will see.



That’s interesting, I wonder if you are the only one.

xigent

That’s interesting, I wonder if you are the only one.



Bear in mind, these oos cpus went to 5-10 in best selling cpus on amazon, so they probably operate a queue system.
Received it today, it was shipped from Poland, so if you are still awaiting stock. Hang in there, as I think they are still sourcing these.
any 1 else waiting, i ordered late (17/11/2015) ?
I've heard nothing
ordered 1-11 received it 17-11
powerbrick

Err, no it's not.




yes it is. intel have said DDR3 is too high voltage and will damage the cpu and possibly chipset. people have tried and fried their cpu too. DDR3L is fine but DDR3 *will* burn out the chip.
Ordered on saturday , its frustrating that i cant find any reviews on this.
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