Average Bench: 71.9% (289th of 1316)

more Based on 210,565 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 28.1% 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 98.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is just 18.4%. 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 366Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 364Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 210,565 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Memory 81.3 91.1
79.2 1-Core 98.7 110
159 2-Core 195 212
73.2% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 4-Core 361 399
282 8-Core 364 399
49.5% 363 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 64-Core 366 402
24.6% 366 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 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 105
2-Core 205
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 371
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 211
75% 130 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 399
55% 399 Pts
64-Core 389
26% 389 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 107
2-Core 209
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 394
54% 392 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 86
2-Core 151
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 252
28% 214 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,114,946 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $202 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 2,062 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3040

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $269

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

8 days ago.

It's held up very well over the years, and still delivers solid performance, though in much newer titles it does start to show its age.


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


Poor

14 days ago.

Overpriced, only rocking 4 cores 4 treads


Good

4 months ago.

Muito melhor que um PENTIUM, né...


Terrible

27 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

5 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

5 days 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

4 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

5 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

5 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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