Average Bench: 50% (271st of 1182)

Based on 3,005 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500T CPU @ 2.50GHz

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500T averaged 50.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 169Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500T is just 16.6%. 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 Mixed Speed 321Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 317Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 1-Core 86.8 95.3
143 2-Core 169 183
60.5% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 4-Core 310 345
252 8-Core 317 345
42.7% 313 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 64-Core 321 348
21.5% 321 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 92.4
2-Core 182
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 335
46% 334 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 182
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 331
46% 333 Pts
64-Core 312
21% 312 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.7
2-Core 176
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 332
45% 332 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 176
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 330
45% 331 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 177
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 333
45% 332 Pts
64-Core 334
22% 334 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89
2-Core 172
62% 130 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 333
45% 330 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 172
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 305
44% 316 Pts
64-Core 330
22% 330 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 171
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 332
41% 305 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 169
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 170
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 163
11% 163 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,308,652 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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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

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