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  1. #1
    Jun 2015

    i7 6700k vs. i7 5930k?

    Just hoping for some clarity around what the major advantages are of Sky Lake vs. Haswell-E. I'm running a i7 5930k, my build is below actually. My brother is looking to build in the very near future and is considering the Sky Lake line, specifically this 6700k.

    Can someone just shoot me straight on the key differences?

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor
    Power Supply: CORSAIR AXi series AX1200i
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Tower: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    CPU Fan: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
    Motherboard: ASUS X99-A
    Video Card: ASUS STRIX-GTX980
    Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB)
    HD: 1 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB, 1 Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB, 1 Patriot Ignite PI480GS25SSDR 2.5" 480GB

  2. #2
    Mar 2016

    Re: i7 6700k vs. i7 5930k?

    i think the 5930k is better for video rendering, photoshop etc with it's 6 cores, it can use those cores to its full advantage. For gamers, the 6700k is better, & even with only 4 cores vs the 6, it is 4 higher clocked cores, and games these days don't utilize more than 4 anyway...for now.
    So for everyday uses, the 6700k is way better. for those that do video compression related stuff or use multi-threaded applications, get 6 or more cores, that helps immensely. my 2 cents!

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