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Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA 1151

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.6 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 64 GB (DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel Core i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q3 2015

CPUmark/$Price: 160.91

Overall Rank: 1650

Last Price Change: $34.99 USD (2024-05-22)

Average CPU Mark
rating
5630

Single Thread Rating: 2110
Samples: 8176*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 7,441
Thread: 1,953

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz

Integer Math14,694 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math12,454 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers28 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting9,462 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,669 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression77,113 KBytes/Sec
Physics447 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions6,559 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,110 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 21st of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$67.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$34.99 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,321
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,387
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,184
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,631
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,026
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,908
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,313
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,764
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,482
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,184
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
5,630
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
201.89
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
160.91
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
153.62
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-12900K
139.35
Intel Core i9-13900K
124.89
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
51.59
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,633
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,171
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,035
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,926
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,702
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
2,110
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2107744 - May 23 2024
3957
BL2107444 - May 23 2024
5546
BL5064807 - May 22 2024
5859
BL2106743 - May 22 2024
5885
BL2106669 - May 22 2024
6158
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
5,630
Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
4,677 (-16.9%)
Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
3,596 (-36.1%)
Intel Core i3-7350K @ 4.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
4,958 (-11.9%)
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
6,324 (+12.3%)
Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
6,051 (+7.5%)
AMD FX-8300 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i5-6500
5,305 (-5.8%)
Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
5,169 (-8.2%)
Intel Core i5-6500T @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
4,784 (-15.0%)
AMD Athlon X4 845 vs Intel Core i5-6500
3,804 (-32.4%)
Intel Core i3-6100T @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6500
3,668 (-34.9%)
AMD A8-7650K vs Intel Core i5-6500
3,123 (-44.5%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs Intel Core i5-6500
6,293 (+11.8%)

Is the Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,642
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,274
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,066
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,559
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,405
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,147
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,004
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,880
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,549
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,520
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz
1,024