Overclocking your unlocked Intel® Core™ processor, RAM, and motherboard is a way to custom tune your PC. You can adjust the power, voltage, core, memory settings, and other key system values for ultimate performance. It speeds up your components—and your gameplay. It can also help with processor-intensive tasks such as image rendering and transcoding.1 2
|Processor Number||Cache||Clock Speed||# of Cores/ # of Threads||Max TDP/ Power||Memory Types||Graphics
|Intel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)||6.0MB||3.50 GHz||4/4||91||DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V||No|
|Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)||8.0MB||4.00 Ghz||4/8||91||DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V||No|
|Intel® Core™ i7-6850K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)||15.0MB||3.60 GHz||6/12||140||DDR4 2400/2133||No|
|Intel® Core™ i7-6800K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)||15.0MB||3.40 GHz||6/12||140||DDR4 2400/2133||No|
|Intel® Core™ i7-6900K Processor (20M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)||20.0MB||3.20 GHz||8/16||140||DDR4 2400/2133||No|
|Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition (25M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)||25.0MB||3.00 GHz
Available on select Intel® Core™ processors. Requires an Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled system. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information including details on which processors support HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/ph/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.
Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/ph/en/gaming/overclocking-intel-processors.html.