Average Bench: 69.4% (160th of 1158)

more Based on 97,949 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: 51%Average: 69.4% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500 averaged 30.6% 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 381Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 103Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500 is 26.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 369Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 392Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 97,949 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.3 SC Int 93.9 106
83.7 SC Float 103 114
77.9 SC Mixed 97.8 110
78.4% 98.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
227 QC Int 336 392
259 QC Float 381 427
240 QC Mixed 356 405
80.9% 357 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 MC Int 347 392
299 MC Float 392 428
282 MC Mixed 369 409
55.2% 369 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 111
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 399
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 402
61% 409 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 399
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 403
60% 403 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 391
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 393
59% 394 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 92.7
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 351
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 376
56% 372 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $202 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6500 Builds (Compare 4,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - 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

13 days ago.

Day to day I cant tell the difference between my i5 6500 for work/(and some gaming during downtime) and my i7 6700 home pc. Obviously the numbers aren't the same, but I wouldn't be able to tell otherwise and wouldn't care which one I used for my only pc, both rock. I don't do rendering or editing so that's one reason I wouldn't be able to tell a difference.


Good

6 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.

very low temp good perf and boost 3.6 ghz


Good

7 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.


Excellent

16 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

Great performing CPU for the money


Excellent

13 days ago.

굳 베리스트롱굳


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

15 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

21 months ago.

it low for 4k


Average

6 months ago.

Mediocre performance for it's price.


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

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

16 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

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


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