Average Bench: 73.1% (75th of 967)

Based on 36,473 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: 73.1% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 26.9% 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 394Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 380Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 20.6%. 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 390Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,473 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.5 SC Int 96 107
90.8 SC Float 104 115
88 SC Mixed 99.9 111
79.9% 99.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
268 QC Int 366 402
287 QC Float 394 429
279 QC Mixed 380 414
86% 380 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 MC Int 377 403
341 MC Float 405 430
334 MC Mixed 390 415
58.5% 391 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 106
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 408
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 415
62% 414 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
80% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 381
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 405
59% 396 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89
SC Float 83.6
SC Mixed 94.1
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 383
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 387
58% 389 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 92.8
SC Mixed 89.1
70% 87.2 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 258
QC Mixed 311
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 346
MC Mixed 337
48% 323 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 2,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $701

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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 22 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

i just bought it and its a beast


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

ss


Poor

6 days ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Poor

1 month ago.

Best budget cpu you can buy


Good

4 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

6 days ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

4 months ago.

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


Outstanding

15 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

13 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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