Average Bench: 70.8% (279th of 1276)

more Based on 180,381 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 29.1% 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. Memory Latency 81.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 26.7%. 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 358Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 354Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 180,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.1 Memory 81.3 92.6
74.3 1-Core 97.3 110
139 2-Core 191 212
72.5% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 4-Core 349 401
241 8-Core 354 401
47.9% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 64-Core 358 405
24% 358 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 104
2-Core 212
79% 135 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 405
54% 397 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 54.3
1-Core 24.9
2-Core 49.7
30% 43 Pts
4-Core 93.7
8-Core 94.6
13% 94.1 Pts
64-Core 92.1
6% 92.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,532,047 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $202 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $2359 mins
BHPhotoUS $2402 years
OutletPCUS $2503 months
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 2,476 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H - $117

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $712

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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 5 years ago.

Good

9 days 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

2 months ago.

Overpriced, only rocking 4 cores 4 treads


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Poor

9 days 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...


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

2 years ago.

Mediocre performance for it's price.


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

4 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


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