Intel Core i5 6500 

Released July, 2015
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Quad core
7.8 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 6500 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 6500
5.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 6500
7.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 6500
n.d.
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 6500
7.7
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 6500
5.2
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 6500
5.4
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 6500
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 6500

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6500
28.74 mHash/s
Core i5 6400
23.11 mHash/s
Core i5 6600
30.75 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6500
23.73 mPixels/s
Core i5 6400
15.08 mPixels/s
Core i5 6600
26.47 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6500
221.85 fps
Core i5 6600
170.32 fps
Core i5 6400
207.77 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6500
1.52 fps
Core i5 6400
1.2 fps
Core i5 6600
1.37 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6500
15,708
Core i5 6400
9,798
Core i5 6600
10,600.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6500
5,051
Core i5 6400
3,144
Core i5 6600
3,685.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6500
6,820 MB/s
Core i5 6400
4,460 MB/s
Core i5 6600
5,055 MB/s

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 6500
1,937
Core i5 6600
2,094
Core i5 6400
1,795

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 5.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.36 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.95 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB
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