Notebookcheck

Intel Core i5-6500T

The Intel Core i5-6500T is a frugal quad-core desktop processor based on the Skylake architecture, which was announced in August 2015. The CPU, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process, runs at 2.5-3.1 GHz and does not support Hyperthreading (only 4 threads simultaneously).

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

Performance

The performance is a bit better compared to the old Sandy Bridge Core i5-2400 (3.1-3.4 GHz, no Hyperthreading either).

Graphics

Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 with 24 EUs (Execution Units), which is clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz. Compared to the HD Graphics 4600 (Haswell, 20 EUs), the performance is increased by around 25 percent. The overall GPU performance is still low-end, so modern games can, if at all, only be played smoothly with low settings.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 35 Watts, so it can also be used in notebooks (although bigger ones).

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameSkylake
Clock Rate2500 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $192 U.S.
Announcement Date08/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
0%
100%
min: 128     avg: 128 (66%)     median: 128 (66%)     max: 128 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0%
100%
min: 466     avg: 466 (25%)     median: 466 (25%)     max: 466 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 9649     avg: 9649 (31%)     median: 9649 (31%)     max: 9649 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 3244     avg: 3244 (70%)     median: 3244 (70%)     max: 3244 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 10107     avg: 10107 (31%)     median: 10107 (31%)     max: 10107 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
0%
100%
min: 3389     avg: 3389 (71%)     median: 3389 (71%)     max: 3389 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0%
100%
min: 0.25     avg: 0.3 (15%)     median: 0.3 (15%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0%
100%
min: 0.42     avg: 0.4 (25%)     median: 0.4 (25%)     max: 0.42 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0%
100%
min: 2.5     avg: 2.5 (24%)     median: 2.5 (24%)     max: 2.5 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0%
100%
min: 32.32     avg: 32.3 (32%)     median: 32.3 (32%)     max: 32.32 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0%
100%
min: 153.49     avg: 153.5 (67%)     median: 153.5 (67%)     max: 153.49 fps
WinRAR - Result
0%
100%
min: 2924     avg: 2924 (35%)     median: 2924 (35%)     max: 2924 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0%
100%
min: 361.376     avg: 361.4 (4%)     median: 361.4 (4%)     max: 361.376 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0%
100%
min: 11.564     avg: 11.6 (2%)     median: 11.6 (2%)     max: 11.564 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0%
100%
min: 5832     avg: 5832 (55%)     median: 5832 (55%)     max: 5832 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0%
100%
min: 5.36     avg: 5.4 (27%)     median: 5.4 (27%)     max: 5.36 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0%
100%
min: 4880     avg: 4880 (66%)     median: 4880 (66%)     max: 4880 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0%
100%
min: 16462     avg: 16462 (41%)     median: 16462 (41%)     max: 16462 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0%
100%
min: 12     avg: 12 (3%)     median: 12 (3%)     max: 12 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0%
100%
min: 622     avg: 622 (3%)     median: 622 (3%)     max: 622 Seconds
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T processor

Fujitsu Esprimo Q956-Q0956PXMR1IN (Intel HD Graphics 530, 0")
» Fujitsu Esprimo Q956-Q0956PXMR1IN - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
Comparison of all mobile CPU series

» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4590
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4460
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4430
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6400T
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i5 6300HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4430
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 7287U
   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 7560U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Benchmarks / Tech > Notebook Processors > Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T Notebook Processor
Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-06- 7)