Average Bench: 73.7% (79th of 980)

more Based on 45,805 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1789FBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 4.20GHz

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 26.2% 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
Quad Core Integer Speed 372Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is just 19.9%. 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 406Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 393Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,805 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.5 SC Int 97.9 108
93.2 SC Float 105 115
88.6 SC Mixed 101 112
81.1% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 QC Int 372 406
297 QC Float 396 429
289 QC Mixed 383 416
86.9% 383 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 MC Int 380 407
343 MC Float 406 431
331 MC Mixed 393 420
58.9% 393 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 414
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 413
62% 415 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 405
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 408
61% 409 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.5
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 404
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 408
59% 397 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 99.5
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 402
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 411
61% 405 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 78
77% 96.8 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 394
87% 386 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 392
60% 398 Pts
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Gaming 66%
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Desktop 66%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $40

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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 2 years ago.

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4 days ago.

the i5 7500 has better everything really, it replaced it so theres no point in buying this 10% worse cpu for comparable cost


Good

22 days ago.

budget central process unit , Low power consumption , seeking to buy Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor for socket 1151 in amazon or new egg without update the motherboard however the RGB motherboard looks attractive


Good

1 day ago.

use this CPU on 2 years


Excellent

14 days ago.

Itz Good For The Price


Terrible

11 days ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Excellent

15 days ago.

Amazing CPU!! great for the price!!


Poor

5 months ago.

Best budget cpu you can buy


Good

7 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...


Terrible

2 month ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 months ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

7 months ago.

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


Outstanding

19 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

16 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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