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Intel Core i5-6500 - Benchmark, Test and Specs


Intel Core i5-6500

The processor Intel Core i5-6500 is developed on the 14 nm technology node and architecture Skylake S. Its base clock speed is 3.20 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 3.40 GHz. Intel Core i5-6500 contains 4 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency CPU Cores and Base Frequency
Frequency 3.20 GHz Cores 4
Turbo (1 Core) 3.60 GHz CPU Threads 4
Turbo (All Cores) 3.40 GHz
Hyperthreading ? No Overclocking ? No
Core architecture normal
Internal Graphics Internal Graphics
GPU name Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
Generation
DirectX Version 12
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. Memory
Max. displays 3
Technology 14 nm
Release date Q3/2015
Hardware codec support Hardware codec support
H264 Decode / Encode
H265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
H265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
VP8 Decode / Encode
VP9 Decode
AV1 No
AV1 No
AVC Decode / Encode
JPEG Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIe Memory & PCIe
Memory type
Max. Memory
Memory channels 2 ECC No
PCIe version 3.0 PCIe lanes 16
Thermal Management Thermal Management
TDP (PL1) 65 W TDP (PL2)
TDP up -- TDP down --
Tjunction max --
Technical details Technical details
Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Architecture Skylake S
L2-Cache --
L3-Cache 6.00 MB
Technology 14 nm
Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Release date Q3/2015
Socket LGA 1151

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

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Intel Core i7-4770 355 (43%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-4770 1349 (5%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

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Intel Core i5-6500 153 (52%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700E 905 (43%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 902 (43%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

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AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 2975 (8%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 2956 (8%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

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AMD A8-6600K 432 (4%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

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Intel Core i5-8265U 637.2 (31%)
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Intel Core i5-7500 638.4 (31%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 642.1 (32%)
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ 652.7 (32%)
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Intel Core i5-4670 654 (32%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U 671.5 (33%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5930K 3844 (56%)
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Intel Core i3-4160 3838 (55%)
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Intel Core i3-8100 3834 (55%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 3827 (55%)
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Intel Core i7-6567U 3826 (55%)
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Intel Core i5-6585R 3814 (55%)
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Intel Core i7-4790T 3813 (55%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-6440HQ 11464 (12%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 11448 (12%)
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Intel Core i5-7300HQ 11375 (12%)
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Intel Core i5-4690K 11339 (12%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

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Intel Core i5-6500 1.83 (70%)
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Intel Core i3-8145U 1.82 (70%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 6.18 (11%)
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Intel Core i7-8550U 6.18 (11%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 6.16 (11%)
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AMD FX-8320E 6.09 (11%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-6600 36.2 (59%)
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Intel Core i5-6600K 36.2 (59%)
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Intel Core i5-6600T 36.2 (59%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 36.2 (59%)
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Intel Core i7-4770R 36.1 (59%)
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Intel Core i7-6785R 35.8 (58%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-Benchmark. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-Benchmark’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

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Intel Core i5-6500 7809 (9%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 - Benchmark, Test and Specs
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