Average Bench: 70.4% (140th of 1147)

more Based on 93,279 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 29.6% 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

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 388Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 362Pts

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 372Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 398Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 93,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 SC Int 94.8 106
80.4 SC Float 102 115
80.8 SC Mixed 98.7 110
78.9% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 QC Int 342 393
283 QC Float 388 428
262 QC Mixed 362 406
82.4% 364 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 MC Int 352 394
327 MC Float 398 428
288 MC Mixed 372 409
55.9% 374 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 380
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 395
59% 395 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 386
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 389
58% 387 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 386
87% 386 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 380
57% 380 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.6
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 95.9
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 394
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 387
59% 392 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 91.5
73% 91 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 322
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 315
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 342
51% 338 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $202 @ launch in Sep '15
NeweggUS $2112 months
BHPhotoUS $2404 months
AmazonUS $31736 mins
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OutletPCUS $4001 month
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 4,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $777

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

16 days ago.

runs good haven't had any issues other than operator error and lack of knowledge. i cant OC due to wrong motherboard so i haven't been able to test to its full potential and it still is a boss of a cpu


Good

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

15 days ago.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Good

5 months 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

Amazing CPU!! great for the price!!


Good

23 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...


Good

13 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

19 months ago.

it low for 4k


Average

4 months ago.

Mediocre performance for it's price.


Very good

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 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

2 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

14 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


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