Average Bench: 62.2% (221st of 1143)

Based on 1,794 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500T CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 62.2% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6500T averaged 37.8% 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 337Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 320Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6500T is just 16.8%. 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 329Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,794 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.1 SC Int 83.9 92.2
77.9 SC Float 90.6 99.2
75.1 SC Mixed 87.1 95.9
69.7% 87.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
227 QC Int 307 341
259 QC Float 337 363
243 QC Mixed 320 350
72.7% 321 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 MC Int 316 342
300 MC Float 345 364
281 MC Mixed 329 353
49.4% 330 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 95
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 336
76% 338 Pts
MC Int 323
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 340
51% 339 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.7
SC Float 90.8
SC Mixed 87.3
70% 87.3 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 340
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 344
51% 343 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 85.5
SC Mixed 77.3
68% 84.3 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 350
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 351
52% 350 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.7
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 79.5
67% 84.3 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 328
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 336
50% 335 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.9
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 86.4
69% 86.4 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 250
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 314
MC Mixed 302
45% 303 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 71.9
SC Float 82.1
SC Mixed 75.6
61% 76.5 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 252
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 260
MC Float 315
MC Mixed 276
42% 284 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,853,920 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-6500T Builds (Compare 175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

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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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