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kozmicblu

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Jul 12, 2016
so im looking to upgrade my system from a 2600k to a 6700k, is there a stepping for the 6700k i should be looking for that is better for overclocking or is that something i shouldnt be concerened with anymore?. any thoughts would be greatly apreciated thx
 

ATMINSIDE

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Hopefully you're planning to buy a new motherboard and RAM at the same time.
To my knowledge there's only one stepping of the 6700K.
 
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kozmicblu

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never heard of silicon lottery before, ill check them out. hoping to get at least 5ghz, current system is running at 4.6ghz
 

ATMINSIDE

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I'll be absolutely shocked if you hit 5GHz and stay at safe voltages. Most likely you'll cap at/by 4.6GHz.
 

Woomack

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Most 6600/6700K will make 4.6-4.7GHz at ~1.35-1.40V. 4.8GHz is about max for these chips on air/water. I wouldn't count on stable 5GHz at ambient temps.
Regardless what stepping/batch has CPU, all newer Intel series are pretty random. The same batches are overclocking +/-200MHz and we could see it already in Ivy/Ivy-E and Haswell/Haswell-E. So really stepping/batch doesn't mean much nowadays.