Intel Core i5-6500 - Benchmark, Test and Specs

Intel Core i5-6500

CPU generation and familyCPU generation and family

Name: Intel Core i5-6500 Segment: Desktop / Server
Family: Intel Core i5 Generation: 6
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000
Predecessor: -- Successor: Intel Core i5-7500

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

Frequency: 3.20 GHz CPU Cores: 4
Turbo (1 Core): 3.60 GHz CPU Threads: 4
Turbo (4 Cores): 3.40 GHz
Hyperthreading: No Overclocking: No
Core architecture: normal
A core: -- B core: --
C core: --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz GPU (Turbo): 1.15 GHz
Execution units: 24 Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9 DirectX Version: 12
Technology: 14 nm Release date: Q3/2015

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode
VP8: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: Max. Memory: 64 GB
ECC: No Memory channels: 2
PCIe version: 3.0 PCIe lanes: 16

EncryptionEncryption

AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

TDP (PL1): 65 W TDP up: --
TDP (PL2): -- TDP down: --
Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit) Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: -- L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake S Technology: 14 nm
Socket: LGA 1151 Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --

Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Used in: Unknown

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-6500 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 Pentium Gold G6400T Intel Pentium Gold G6400T
2x 3.40 GHz HT
356
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Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
355
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Intel Core i7-8705G Intel Core i7-8705G
4x 3.10 GHz (4.10 GHz) HT
355
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
354
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AMD Ryzen 3 1200 [12nm] AMD Ryzen 3 1200 [12nm]
4x 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz)
354
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
354
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Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i7-7500U
2x 2.70 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
354
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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 Intel Core i7-4770
4x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1349
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AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4x 3.50 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1307
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AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G
4x 3.50 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1307
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
1299
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Intel Core i7-8650U Intel Core i7-8650U
4x 1.90 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1299
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AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8350
8x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
1298
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
6x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
1288
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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 i7-5775R Intel Core i7-5775R
4x 3.30 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
154
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Intel Core i7-6700T Intel Core i7-6700T
4x 2.80 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
154
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Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2
8x 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
154
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
153
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Intel Core i7-4980HQ Intel Core i7-4980HQ
4x 2.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
153
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Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2x 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
153
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Intel Core i5-7360U Intel Core i5-7360U
2x 2.30 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
153
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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 i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
568
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
568
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Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
568
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
565
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
564
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Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6
4x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz)
564
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Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz)
564
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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 AMD Ryzen 7 2700E
8x 2.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
905
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Intel Core i5-7360U Intel Core i5-7360U
2x 2.30 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
903
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Samsung Exynos 1080 Samsung Exynos 1080
8x 2.00 GHz (2.80 GHz)
903
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
902
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Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
901
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Intel Core i7-4980HQ Intel Core i7-4980HQ
4x 2.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
901
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Intel Core i7-6820HK Intel Core i7-6820HK
4x 2.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
901
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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.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 MediaTek Dimensity 1000
8x 2.00 GHz (2.60 GHz)
2976
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AMD Ryzen 3 1300X AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
4x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz)
2975
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
8x 1.90 GHz (2.40 GHz)
2963
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
2956
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Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4x 1.60 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
2956
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Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
2951
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Intel Core i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
2943
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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.

Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
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Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
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Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
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Intel Core i7-4940MX Intel Core i7-4940MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
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Intel Core i7-4930MX Intel Core i7-4930MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
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AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432
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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.

Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4x 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz)
634
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Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4x 1.60 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
637.2
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Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4x 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz)
638.4
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
642.1
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
652.7
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Intel Core i5-4670 Intel Core i5-4670
4x 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz)
654
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
671.5
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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 Intel Core i7-5930K
6x 3.50 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
3844
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Intel Core i3-4160 Intel Core i3-4160
2x 3.60 GHz HT
3838
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Intel Core i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4x 3.60 GHz
3834
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
3827
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Intel Core i7-6567U Intel Core i7-6567U
2x 3.30 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
3826
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Intel Core i5-6585R Intel Core i5-6585R
4x 2.80 GHz (3.60 GHz)
3814
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Intel Core i7-4790T Intel Core i7-4790T
4x 2.70 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
3813
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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 Intel Core i5-6440HQ
4x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz)
11464
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Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
11452
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
11452
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
11448
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Intel Xeon Bronze 3106 Intel Xeon Bronze 3106
8x 1.70 GHz
11397
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Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4x 2.50 GHz (3.50 GHz)
11375
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Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
11339
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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 Xeon E5-2697 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
18x 2.30 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
1.83
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Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4
16x 2.60 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
1.83
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Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22x 2.20 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
1.83
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
1.83
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Intel Core i3-8145U Intel Core i3-8145U
2x 2.10 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1.82
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Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5
4x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz)
1.82
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Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
6x 3.50 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
1.82
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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 AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
4x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz)
6.18
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Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
6.18
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Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3
6x 1.90 GHz
6.17
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
6.16
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AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200
4x 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz)
6.13
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Intel Xeon Bronze 3106 Intel Xeon Bronze 3106
8x 1.70 GHz
6.12
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AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8x 3.20 GHz (4.00 GHz)
6.09
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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 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
36.2
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Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
36.2
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Intel Core i5-6600T Intel Core i5-6600T
4x 2.70 GHz (3.50 GHz)
36.2
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
36.2
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Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4x 3.20 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
36.1
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Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2x 2.30 GHz HT
35.8
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Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
35.8
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Estimated results for 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 Xeon E3-1225 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
7844
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AMD Ryzen 5 3580U AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
4x 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
7842
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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
4x 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
7842
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Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
7809
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Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4x 1.70 GHz (3.60 GHz) HT
7791
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
7780
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Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
7780
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The Intel Core i5-6500 is a processor of the sixth generation from Intels Core-i5 series. It is based on the Skylake architecture from Intels CPU program and is manufactured in 14 nanometer. The market launch took place in the third quarter of 2015.

The Intel Core i5-6500 has 4 physical cores which have a clock frequency of 3.20 gigahertz. In the so-called turbomodus, the processor can increase the clock to up to 3.60 gigahertz. However, this is only possible with the utilization of a single processor core, all cores are claimed to increase the beat after all up to 3.40 gigahertz. The processor can not be overclocked and does not support hyperthreading, so it remains with the above-mentioned clock rates and the 4 physical cores.

The Intel Core i5-6500 has an internal graphics unit named Intel HD Graphics 530. This graphics unit has a basic clock of 350 megahertz and a maximum dynamic clock frequency of 1.15 gigahertz. The Intel HD Graphics 530 originating from the ninth generation of Intels graphics units supports Microsofts DirectX in version 12 and OpenGL in version 4.5. With the graphics unit, up to 3 monitors can be operated in parallel. Over an HDMI connection, a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 is possible at up to 24 Hertz and the display port from 4096x2304 to up to 60 Hertz.

The main memory supports the Intel Core i5-6500 modules of type DDR4 with 1866 and 2133 Megahertz and type DDR3L with 1333 and 1600 megahertz, respectively. The maximum size of the memory that can be addressed via the 2 storage channels can be 64 gigabytes. ECC storage modules are not supported by the processor.

Furthermore, all virtualization technologies and AES-Ni encryption are supported by the Intel Core i5-6500.


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