I have been rocking an i7-2600K, Asus MB, 16Gb DDR3 and a custom H2O loop since SandyBridge came out in 2011.
I had BIOS set up so it would idle at ~ 1.6Ghz @ 0.9V. Under load it would hit 5.2Ghz @1.52V !!! I was a happy power user!
I JUST set up a new machine with an MSI Z170-A Gaming M5 motherboard with the new i7-6700K and 16Gb of DDR4.
I'm not a gamer at all; hence the lack of a dedicated GPU. I'm just looking for the most speed in the quietest package, so "K" series CPUs and custom H2O cooling.
I'm so disappointed with the fact that the most I can muster with this new 6700K is 4.7Ghz. (with temps ~ 75-85C)
I left the Vcore in auto and it still hits over 1.5V under load and idles at 1v (at 800Mhz). If I do not over clock, the idle voltage is 0.7v (still at 800Mhz).
So, did I just blow a bunch of cash on a new CPU, MB and DDR4 for a substantially lower clock speed? I was so excited about the potential I THOUGHT this CPU would achieve that I even ponied up for the latest Samsung SSD, the 950PRO NVMe.
What's the highest stable clock speeds people are seeing with the 6700K and what MB are they using to get there?
Thanks in advance!
Disclaimer: I'm completely aware that the Skylake architecture is faster than Sandybridge. It's not a clock to clock thing I bummed about. It's the fact that I have an extensive H2O setup to take advantage of high OC's and the best I could get out of the 6700K was 4.7Ghz from the 4.0Ghz base vs my old 2600K (3.8Ghz to 5.2Ghz). My expectations were simply much higher is all.
Edited by rms8 - 11/12/15 at 3:24pm