Average Bench: 71.7% (112th of 1117)

more Based on 60,614 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
Poor: 55%Average: 71.7% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 28.2% 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
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 372Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 23.2%. 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 397Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 381Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.4 SC Int 94.9 106
83.2 SC Float 103 115
80.8 SC Mixed 98.3 110
78.9% 98.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
253 QC Int 358 397
280 QC Float 390 428
262 QC Mixed 372 410
84.6% 374 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 MC Int 366 397
312 MC Float 397 429
296 MC Mixed 381 413
57.1% 381 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 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 409
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 326
49% 325 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 391
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 401
60% 403 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 389
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 365
56% 374 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 90.7
SC Mixed 96.6
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 393
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 398
60% 400 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.1
SC Float 85
SC Mixed 83.8
65% 81.6 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 304
70% 310 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 301
MC Mixed 303
46% 306 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $202 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 3,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $879

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

21 hrs ago.

good for video editing and gaming


Terrible

2 months 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


Good

1 day ago.

still plays most games on high settings coupled with 1060 gpu


Terrible

2 months ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Good

9 days ago.

Amazing CPU!! great for the price!!


Good

1 month ago.

intel es dios :v


Good

25 days ago.

okay


Excellent

1 month ago.

cas


Good

15 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

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

11 months ago.

it low for 4k


Very good

15 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

2 years 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

6 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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