Average Bench: 72.7% (106th of 1105)

more Based on 56,794 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 27.3% 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 390Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 364Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 25.5%. 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 401Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 388Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,794 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.2 SC Int 97.1 108
86 SC Float 103 115
82.1 SC Mixed 99.8 112
80.1% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 QC Int 364 405
258 QC Float 390 429
261 QC Mixed 377 415
85.4% 377 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 MC Int 374 406
325 MC Float 401 430
311 MC Mixed 388 419
58% 388 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 111
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 407
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 407
61% 409 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 95.2
SC Mixed 97.3
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 406
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 400
60% 403 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 94.1
75% 93.8 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 355
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 359
54% 362 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 336
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 398
56% 378 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98.5
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 336
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 336
50% 337 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,895,139 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $202 @ launch in Sep '15
EbayUS $19020 mins
AmazonUS $1956 mins
BHPhotoUS $1952 months
NeweggUS $1991 hr
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 3,559 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $45

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $725

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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.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

17 days ago.

good for video editing and gaming


Terrible

5 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


Terrible

5 days ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Terrible

12 days ago.

boost it for 4.5ghz+gtx1070 on the z170E... the best choice


Poor

2 months ago.

Amazing CPU!! great for the price!!


Good

13 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...


Good

3 months ago.

I have Experienced Performance (80%) way above Expectation and Average Bench


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

9 months ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

13 months ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years 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

22 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!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Bang For The Buck bought two years ago and still fast enough. . 105% 131 Pts.. 118% 519 Pts.. 78% 519 Pts..


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