Reviewers Liked

  • Quickest Intel quad-core yet
  • Support for DDR4, as well as DDR3 in its low-voltage flavour
  • Reasonable IPC improvement
  • Good performance in gaming (excluding early software bugs), especially when factoring in the i5-6600K's pricing

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Not a major upgrade over the i7-4790K
  • Expensive
  • Intel's product strategy has gone walkies
  • Needs a new platform
  • 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the CPU would have been better for two graphics cards and a low-latency PCIe SSD