Originally Posted by Vaesor
Yeah I noticed it needed the lower voltages so yeah i was thinking of under-volting, but it depends whether the 4460 goes cheaper or not. I've seen b85 mobos go for £55 so i could update the bios and go for that option. will hold off for now though until i see how well the 6400 performs in gaming. Reckon it'll be fairly similar. Anyway thanks for the help man
I dunno about in UK but in Canada i5 44xx CPUs seem to be mainly used in OEM systems and I would stay away from those if possible as their turbo sucks with 4 cores in use--there is no turbo boost there! They have 0
/1/2/2 turbo which even on 2 cores isn't much. You typically don't see them in retail stores--well I mean I'm sure they are there but they don't sell nearly as many as the i5 45xx and 46xx which have 2/3/4/4 turbo, which is better. And the price difference between them is very small, so the 44xx are a pointless buy. In the UK this may be different though.
For the Skylake i5s Intel really seem to have thrown us a loop because the turbo numbers are all over the place--6400 has 4/4/5/6 while a 6500 has 1/2/3/4 though granted it starts out at 5 higher than the 6400 at base. A 6600 then has 3/4/5/6 making it even more screwy.
Another thing is, it seems like Skylakes can be BCLK OC'd again--like you could do with Core and Nehalem, meaning the turbo on Skylakes doesn't even matter because you can just turn that off and OC manually like you could in the good ol' days!