Average Bench: 74.3% (54th of 953)

Based on 22,390 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: 61%Average: 74.3% Great: 81%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 25.6% 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 402Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 386Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is just 19.7%. 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 411Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,390 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.1 SC Int 97.5 109
91.6 SC Float 106 116
86.1 SC Mixed 101 112
81.2% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 QC Int 372 404
305 QC Float 402 432
294 QC Mixed 386 418
87.6% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 MC Int 383 405
355 MC Float 411 433
339 MC Mixed 396 418
59.4% 397 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 396
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 409
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 408
62% 411 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 406
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 408
61% 409 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 399
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 412
61% 410 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 397
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 397
58% 388 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
76% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 393
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 409
61% 409 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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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 17 months ago.

Good

7 hrs ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Good

9 days ago.

Best budget cpu you can buy


Good

15 days 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...


Outstanding

11 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

8 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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