Intel Core i5-2500k vs. Intel Core i5-6500

Intel Core i5-2500kCPU1 vs CPU2Intel Core i5-6500
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-6500
3.30 GHzFrequency3.20 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.60 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.40 GHz
4Cores4
NoHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?No
6.00 MBCache6.00 MB
Intel HD Graphics 3000GPUIntel HD Graphics 530
0.85 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.10 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz
6GPU Generation9
10.1DirectX Version12.0
2Max. displays3
Execution units24
NoCodec h264Decode / Encode
NoCodec JPEGDecode / Encode
NoCodec h265 8bitDecode / Encode
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8Decode / Encode
NoCodec VP9Decode
NoCodec VC-1Decode
NoCodec AVCDecode / Encode
Sandy BridgeArchitectureSkylake
DDR3-1333MemoryDDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
2.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
32 nmTechnology14 nm
LGA 1155SocketLGA 1151
95WTDP65W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q1/2011Release dateQ3/2015
ca. 165 $Market priceca. 250 $
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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.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
262 (74%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
354 (100%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
894 (69%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
1299 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127 (83%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
153 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (82%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
565 (100%)
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Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’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.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405 (82%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
7809 (100%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158 (83%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
3827 (100%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970 (87%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
11448 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54 (84%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
1.83 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42 (88%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
6.16 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4 (62%)
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
36.2 (100%)
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