Average Bench: 73.1% (80th of 970)

Based on 38,749 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

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
Quad Core Integer Speed 366Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 21.5%. 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 405Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 389Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.7 SC Int 96.6 108
91.1 SC Float 104 116
85.7 SC Mixed 100 112
80.4% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 QC Int 366 405
291 QC Float 394 430
280 QC Mixed 379 416
86.1% 380 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 MC Int 378 405
332 MC Float 405 431
318 MC Mixed 389 417
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 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 414
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 408
61% 408 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 406
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 411
57% 379 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 315
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 407
61% 405 Pts
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Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $45

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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 23 months ago.

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1 day ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

u


Terrible

4 days ago.

Good value for the performance you get.


Good

5 days ago.

ss


Poor

22 days ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Excellent

1 day ago.

Its the most amazing processor ever. great for gaming!


Poor

2 months ago.

Best budget cpu you can buy


Good

5 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

1 month ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

5 months ago.

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


Outstanding

16 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

14 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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