Average Bench: 69.8% (367th of 1369)

more Based on 240,814 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: 58%Average: 69.8% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 30.1% 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 79.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 97.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is just 19.8%. 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 Speed 356Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 354Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 240,814 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.6 Memory 79.7 89.9
79.7 1-Core 97.8 109
160 2-Core 193 211
70.7% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 4-Core 346 410
265 8-Core 354 409
46.5% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 64-Core 356 408
22% 356 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 191
64% 113 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 351
46% 346 Pts
64-Core 329
20% 329 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 187
66% 117 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 311
40% 302 Pts
64-Core 307
19% 307 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 31
1-Core 45.8
2-Core 81.6
30% 52.8 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 180
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 194
12% 194 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,938,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $202 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $13018 mins
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 1,505 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $150

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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 7 years ago.

Excellent

19 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


Poor

1 month ago.

Overpriced, only rocking 4 cores 4 treads


Poor

3 months ago.

Muito melhor que um PENTIUM, né...


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

This is a fast 4 core and 4 threads CPU. Making it a snappy enough for gaming and everyday task. It beats the newer i5-7400. I'm running the i5-6500 with a GTX 970 and there is no bottleneck.


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Good

21 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...


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

5 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

4 years ago.

Mediocre performance for it's price.


Very good

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

6 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

6 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

4 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


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