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Core i5-6500


Description
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The Core i5-6500 is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on September 2015. This model has 4 Skylake-S cores , runs at 3200 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 65 W.

The i5-6500 has 4x32+4x32 kB of cache L1, 4x256 kB of cache L2 and 6144 kB of cache L3.

Sky Lake is also known as 6th generation Core. Include Thunderbolt 3.0, SATA Express and Iris Pro graphics with DirectX 12. It uses LGA 1151 socket for mainstream models and LGA 2066 for X-Series. Sky Lake comes with AVX2 support in all mainstreams CPUs and AVX-512 in some high end models.

Specs
Official name
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz
CPUID
506e3
Core
Skylake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.2 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.6 GHz
Socket
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4/4
TDP
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
Cache L3
6144 kB
Release date
September 2015
Mean monothread perf.
54.53k points
Mean multithread perf.
181.01k points

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
3.46k
12.52k (x3.6)
Test#2 (FP)
14.61k
51.13k (x3.5)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4.66k
17.41k (x3.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
6.99k
3.9k (x0.6)
TOTAL
29.71k
84.96k (x2.9)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
13.07k
49.62k (x3.8)
Test#2 (FP)
20.23k
74.82k (x3.7)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4.93k
18.46k (x3.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
9.2k
4.21k (x0.5)
TOTAL
47.43k
147.12k (x3.1)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
23.1k
84.85k (x3.7)
Test#2 (FP)
19.98k
73.43k (x3.7)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4.62k
16.52k (x3.6)
Test#1 (Memory)
6.81k
6.2k (x0.9)
TOTAL
54.53k
181.01k (x3.3)

Motherboards where this CPU was tested
Model
Chipset
Release date
Intel Z170
N/A
Intel Z270
N/A

Computers where this CPU was tested
Model
Release date

RAM models tested along with this CPU
Model
Type
Frequency
Size
DDR4
2133 MHz
8 GB
DDR4
3200 MHz
8 GB

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Similar CPUs to Core i5-6500
Corsair Core i5-6500 (This model)
 Mode FPU monothread  [29.71k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [84.96k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [54.53k points]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [181.01k points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [36.05k points +21.32%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [82.84k points -2.50%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [65.59k points +20.30%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [169.95k points -6.11%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28.91k points -2.70%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [106.18k points +24.97%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [51.43k points -5.68%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [194.2k points +7.29%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [37.15k points +25.05%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [102.13k points +20.21%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [59.23k points +8.63%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [190.23k points +5.09%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [29.47k points -0.83%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [95.79k points +12.75%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [59.07k points +8.33%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [200.74k points +10.90%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [23.56k points -20.70%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [83.76k points -1.41%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [43.56k points -20.10%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [161.61k points -10.72%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28.34k points -4.61%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [84.24k points -0.85%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [55.01k points +0.89%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [166.25k points -8.15%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [31.81k points +7.06%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [93.18k points +9.68%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [60.16k points +10.34%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [192.88k points +6.56%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [23.84k points -19.77%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [78.37k points -7.76%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [34.75k points -36.27%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [117.77k points -34.94%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [34.35k points +15.63%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [133.63k points +57.28%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [61.46k points +12.71%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [274.02k points +51.39%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [55.86k points +2.45%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [173.49k points -4.15%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-6500
3.46k
This model
3.41k [-1.28%]
3.38k [-2.30%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
13.26k [5.87%]
12.95k [3.41%]
12.75k [1.82%]
12.75k [1.79%]
Intel Core i5-6500
12.52k
This model
12.25k [-2.21%]
11.9k [-4.98%]
11.76k [-6.09%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
15.29k [4.70%]
15.19k [3.98%]
14.98k [2.55%]
14.76k [1.03%]
14.67k [0.43%]
Intel Core i5-6500
14.61k
This model
14.35k [-1.72%]
14.19k [-2.85%]
14.14k [-3.21%]
13.52k [-7.41%]
13.5k [-7.58%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
57.83k [13.11%]
52.88k [3.42%]
Intel Core i5-6500
51.13k
This model
50.8k [-0.65%]
50.15k [-1.91%]
48.01k [-6.11%]
46.25k [-9.55%]
45.98k [-10.07%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
4.81k [3.29%]
4.75k [1.96%]
Intel Core i5-6500
4.66k
This model
4.62k [-0.77%]
4.62k [-0.80%]
4.59k [-1.36%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
18.69k [7.37%]
18.55k [6.54%]
Intel Core i5-6500
17.41k
This model
17.12k [-1.65%]
17.1k [-1.80%]
17.07k [-1.97%]
17.05k [-2.09%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
7.95k [13.68%]
7.78k [11.32%]
Intel Core i5-6500
6.99k
This model
6.93k [-0.86%]
6.62k [-5.36%]
6.28k [-10.19%]
6.26k [-10.51%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
3.95k [1.51%]
Intel Core i5-6500
3.9k
This model
3.88k [-0.33%]
3.86k [-0.89%]
3.86k [-0.92%]
3.81k [-2.25%]
3.76k [-3.62%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
13.46k [2.96%]
13.24k [1.30%]
13.15k [0.60%]
Intel Core i5-6500
13.07k
This model
13.05k [-0.20%]
13.04k [-0.26%]
13.02k [-0.42%]
12.92k [-1.18%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
50.18k [1.13%]
49.91k [0.59%]
Intel Core i5-6500
49.62k
This model
49.56k [-0.12%]
49.48k [-0.29%]
49.46k [-0.33%]
47.95k [-3.36%]
47.83k [-3.62%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
20.95k [3.53%]
20.94k [3.48%]
20.62k [1.93%]
20.58k [1.72%]
20.34k [0.51%]
Intel Core i5-6500
20.23k
This model
20.21k [-0.12%]
20.13k [-0.51%]
20.02k [-1.06%]
19.7k [-2.65%]
19.69k [-2.67%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
79.72k [6.54%]
75.99k [1.56%]
75.47k [0.87%]
75.02k [0.27%]
Intel Core i5-6500
74.82k
This model
73.73k [-1.46%]
71.98k [-3.80%]
70.3k [-6.04%]
70.25k [-6.11%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
4.97k [0.96%]
Intel Core i5-6500
4.93k
This model
4.78k [-3.03%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
19.58k [6.04%]
19.57k [5.97%]
19.31k [4.60%]
Intel Core i5-6500
18.46k
This model
18.36k [-0.55%]
18.09k [-2.02%]
17.93k [-2.92%]
17.81k [-3.52%]
17.66k [-4.35%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
10.25k [11.47%]
Intel Core i5-6500
9.2k
This model
8.97k [-2.44%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
4.28k [1.57%]
4.24k [0.74%]
Intel Core i5-6500
4.21k
This model
4.12k [-2.03%]
4.12k [-2.16%]
4.12k [-2.24%]
4.11k [-2.40%]
          
AVX2 mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
23.46k [1.52%]
23.35k [1.05%]
23.13k [0.10%]
Intel Core i5-6500
23.1k
This model
23.09k [-0.06%]
23.05k [-0.24%]
23.02k [-0.37%]
22.97k [-0.60%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
86.08k [1.45%]
85.56k [0.84%]
84.92k [0.08%]
Intel Core i5-6500
84.85k
This model
84.13k [-0.85%]
81.03k [-4.51%]
80.69k [-4.91%]
80.36k [-5.30%]
79.12k [-6.76%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
20.35k [1.86%]
20.35k [1.86%]
20.32k [1.67%]
19.99k [0.01%]
Intel Core i5-6500
19.98k
This model
19.98k [-0.03%]
19.79k [-0.96%]
19.69k [-1.45%]
19.68k [-1.50%]
19.41k [-2.88%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
79.78k [8.65%]
78.38k [6.74%]
76.43k [4.09%]
75.49k [2.81%]
Intel Core i5-6500
73.43k
This model
73.32k [-0.15%]
72.09k [-1.82%]
72.02k [-1.91%]
71.94k [-2.02%]
70.84k [-3.53%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-6500
4.62k
This model
4.62k [-0.02%]
4.61k [-0.34%]
4.61k [-0.36%]
4.61k [-0.38%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
16.95k [2.57%]
16.77k [1.52%]
16.69k [1.01%]
Intel Core i5-6500
16.52k
This model
16.48k [-0.24%]
16.37k [-0.88%]
15.82k [-4.23%]
15.65k [-5.25%]
15.63k [-5.40%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
7.17k [5.28%]
7.02k [3.09%]
Intel Core i5-6500
6.81k
This model
6.59k [-3.27%]
6.48k [-4.85%]
6.44k [-5.47%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-6500
6.2k
This model
6.15k [-0.82%]
6.15k [-0.93%]
6.09k [-1.80%]
6.07k [-2.20%]

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