Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket 1151 91W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I56500

Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket 1151 91W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I56500

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Specs Overview

Model BX80662I56500
Release Date September 2015

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Series Core i5 6th Gen
Core Name Skylake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 3200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3600MHz
TDP 65W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB
Cache L3 6.00MB

Pros

  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance

Cons

  • Not much faster than Haswell

Score Pangoly

91

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Critic Reviews

90

When Intel first launched their Skylake processors, buyers’ choices were essentially limited to a pair of options: the i7 6700K and later the i5 6600K. Both boasted features enthusiasts looked for like unlocked multipliers and fast out-of-box...

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Anyway, the Core i5-6500 is a good CPU for an intermediate work or gaming PC. However, if your priority is keep the low cost, the Core i3-6100 is still a more interesting option. On the other hand, if you need CPU multi-task performance, the Core i7-6700K is a better deal.

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Specifications

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Essentials
Status Launched
Launch Date Q3'15
Processor Number i5-6500
Intel® Smart Cache 6 MB
DMI3 8 GT/s
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available

Yes
Lithography 14 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2015C (65W)
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $202.00
TRAY: $192.00
Datasheet Link

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Performance
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.6 GHz
TDP 65 W

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Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 64 GB
Memory Types DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max # of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported

No

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Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 1.7 GB
Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (Intel® WiDi)‡ 1080p
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡ 4096x2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (VGA)‡ N/A
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video

Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display

Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3
Device ID 0x1912

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Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16

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Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 14 nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1151
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS

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Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology

Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Yes
Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64

Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage Yes

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Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions

Yes
Secure Key Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology

Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes

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