Average Bench: 60.9% (573rd of 1452)

Based on 9,313 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500T CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 60.9% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500T averaged 39.1% 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 73.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 83.2Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500T is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6500T performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 294Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 291Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,313 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.4 Memory 73.2 84.8
61.2 1-Core 83.2 95.2
124 2-Core 162 182
61.7% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 4-Core 280 350
213 8-Core 291 349
37.9% 286 Pts
Min Avg Max
216 64-Core 294 348
18.2% 294 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 165
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 322
43% 322 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 165
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 323
8-Core 325
43% 324 Pts
64-Core 325
20% 325 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 164
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 316
43% 318 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 83
2-Core 164
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 319
43% 319 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 23.8
1-Core 82.7
2-Core 164
45% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 268
41% 294 Pts
64-Core 298
18% 298 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,964,647 CPUs tested

Typical Core i5-6500T Builds (Compare 1,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteDesk 800 G2 DM 35W

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6500T Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6500T
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$192.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP35 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015A (35W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

3 years ago.

With a nice 35w TDP, this processor is better than an FX 6300, G4560. This processor is a desktop destroyer and very cool for gaming 2017 and below.. it could hold a GTX 970 4gb at most without bottleneck.


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