Average Bench: 73.4% (68th of 961)

Based on 31,496 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 4.20GHz
Poor: 59%Average: 73.4% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 26.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 396Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 381Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 405Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 391Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,496 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.9 SC Int 96.5 108
91.3 SC Float 104 115
88.3 SC Mixed 100 111
80.3% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 QC Int 368 404
283 QC Float 396 431
277 QC Mixed 381 415
86.5% 382 Pts
Min Avg Max
314 MC Int 378 405
332 MC Float 405 431
326 MC Mixed 391 418
58.6% 391 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 411
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 406
62% 412 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 406
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 413
62% 411 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 98.8
79% 99 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 402
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 404
60% 403 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 391
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 397
60% 398 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 2,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $666

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6500 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6500
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$192.00 - $202.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i5 processor...

Added 20 months ago.

Poor

1 day ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Poor

19 hrs ago.

Best budget cpu you can buy


Good

2 months ago.

BANG 4 BUCK right here. running this thing at 4.5 ghz is just awesomeness. not giving it 10 because my chip can't run any faster with out increasing my voltage like insanely high. like 1.4 to achieve 4.6...


Very good

2 months ago.

Very good value CPU that handles rather nice BCLK-OC!


Outstanding

14 months ago.

Achieved 4.8GHz using air cooler. For everyday use I am running at 4.5GHz. All in all, Incredible CPU for the money.


Excellent

11 months ago.

that's so fast, my background apps occupy about 1%of cpu and now i'm trying that cpu with different games, i love it!


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