Average Bench: 57.9% (196th of 1182)

more Based on 118,276 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

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 42.1% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 195Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 20.7%. 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 368Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 366Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 118,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.6 1-Core 98.8 110
163 2-Core 195 213
69.2% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 4-Core 360 405
287 8-Core 366 404
49.5% 363 Pts
Min Avg Max
285 64-Core 368 408
24.7% 368 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 199
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 398
54% 398 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 210
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 387
54% 392 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 204
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 395
54% 393 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 206
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 391
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 202
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 371
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 307
21% 307 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,207,839 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $202 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 5,591 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $845

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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 3 years ago.

Excellent

3 days ago.

crap


Excellent

3 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


Excellent

17 days ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Excellent

13 days ago.

When purchased in 2016 it was decent. Giving it only 4 stars because the stock cooler that came with it was whiny and felt cheap. Replaced with aftermarket cooler. This CPU is still my daily driver. Does everything I need reasonably well.


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 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

19 months ago.

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


Terrible

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

10 months ago.

Mediocre performance for it's price.


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

3 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

20 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


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