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Difference between i5 6500 and the i7 6700?

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Hello. I was wondering if someone can help me out and explain the main difference between the i5 and i7 non-K versions of the Skylake CPUs. I am trying to pick the "right" one for gaming (1080p@60).

Thank you in advance for all help!
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The 6700 runs at 3.7ghz on all cores, 4ghz on one core with turbo

the 6500 runs at 3.3ghz on all cores, 3.6ghz on one core with turbo

The i5 6600 is a pretty good choice because it runs at 3.6-3.9ghz, about 8-9% faster than the 6500.

i7 has HT, i5 does not. i7 also has 2MB more L3 cache but that's usually less relevant.
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The 6700 runs at 3.7ghz on all cores, 4ghz on one core with turbo

the 6500 runs at 3.3ghz on all cores, 3.6ghz on one core with turbo

The i5 6600 is a pretty good choice because it runs at 3.6-3.9ghz, about 8-9% faster than the 6500.

i7 has HT, i5 does not. i7 also has 2MB more L3 cache but that's usually less relevant.

Thank you for your reply!

If I decided to go with the i7 (no overclocking), can I get away with using the stock cooler?
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Stock cooler will be ok if you don't overclock.

An aftermarket cooler may be quieter and have better temperatures.

I would give the stock cooler a try and swap it if your not happy.

If you will never overclock the 6700 (non k) is cheaper.
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