Average Bench: 72% (240th of 1239)

more Based on 146,281 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

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 27.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 83.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 24%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 359Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 357Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 146,281 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.3 Memory 83.3 92.3
78 1-Core 97.6 110
146 2-Core 192 213
73.3% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 4-Core 352 402
255 8-Core 357 401
48.3% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 64-Core 359 405
24.1% 359 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 103
2-Core 210
80% 135 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 391
54% 391 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 109
2-Core 212
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 393
54% 393 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 100
2-Core 199
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 384
53% 385 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.2
1-Core 101
2-Core 193
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 362
49% 358 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 184
67% 116 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 337
47% 340 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $202 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 7,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $865

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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 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

such a horrible price for the performance


Excellent

4 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


Terrible

1 month ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Average

7 days ago.

za drogi jak na swoje mozliwosci


Terrible

1 month ago.

Overpriced, only rocking 4 cores 4 treads


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Poor

14 days ago.

This CPU has been with me for 3 years, for the money, it still is a nicely working mid field CPU.


Good

7 months ago.

i am using this procesor for over 3 years and i like it


Good

3 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

19 months ago.

Mediocre performance for it's price.


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

Amazing price/performance if you can get your hands on a z170 board with an old bios. Overclocked mine to over 4.5GHz


Outstanding

4 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

3 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

2 years ago.

Bang For The Buck bought two years ago and still fast enough. . 105% 131 Pts.. 118% 519 Pts.. 78% 519 Pts..


Good

19 months ago.

Still a good CPU, achieved a score of 106% today with a 4.6GHz overclock


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