Average Bench: 73.9% (59th of 956)

Based on 30,143 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: 73.9% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 26.1% 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 383Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is just 19.4%. 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 392Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 SC Int 98.1 108
94.3 SC Float 106 116
89.4 SC Mixed 102 112
81.5% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 QC Int 369 406
292 QC Float 396 430
288 QC Mixed 383 417
86.7% 383 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 MC Int 379 406
337 MC Float 406 434
327 MC Mixed 392 419
58.7% 392 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 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 418
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 411
62% 415 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 415
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 413
62% 414 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 101
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 408
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 416
62% 413 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 90.7
75% 93.3 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 314
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 360
55% 366 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 1,961 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
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 18 months ago.

Good

1 day ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Good

5 hrs ago.

Best budget cpu you can buy


Good

13 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...


Very good

17 days ago.

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


Outstanding

12 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

9 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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