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Intel Core i5-6400T vs Intel Core i5-6500

Intel Core i5-6400T

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The Intel Core i5-6400T 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 2.2-2.8 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

Depending on the utilization of Hyperthreading, the performance is roughly on par with the old Core i7-2670QM mobile processor (Sandy Bridge, 2.2-2.8 GHz, Hyperthreading), but sometimes also much higher.

Graphics

Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 with 24 EUs (Execution Units), which is clocked at 350 - 950 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).

Intel Core i5-6500

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The Intel Core i5-6500 is a mid-range 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 3.2 - 3.6 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 similar to the old Core i5-3570K of the Sandy Bridge generation. Therefore, it should be sufficient even for demanding tasks.

Graphics

Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 with 24 EUs (Execution Units), which is clocked at 350 - 1050 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 65 Watts.

ModelIntel Core i5-6400TIntel Core i5-6500
SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)Intel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameSkylakeSkylake
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Skylake
Intel Core i5-6600K compare3.5 - 3.9 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-65003.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6600T compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400 compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500T compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-6400T2.2 - 2.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6600K compare3.5 - 3.9 GHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-65003.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6600T compare2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400 compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500T compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400T2.2 - 2.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock2200 - 2800 MHz3200 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 4
TDP35 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 950 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1050 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$192 U.S.$192 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i5 (Desktop) 6400TIntel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
420 Points (4%)
129%
6500 +
min: 535     avg: 542     median: 541.5 (6%)     max: 548 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
119 Points (37%)
123%
6500 +
min: 142     avg: 146.5     median: 146.5 (45%)     max: 151 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
4.8 Points (9%)
132%
6500 +
6.4 Points (12%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.4 Points (4%)
129%
6500 +
1.7 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4397 Points (39%)
131%
6500 +
5746 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
14798 Points (20%)
132%
6500 +
19577 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 6400T +
18940 Points (16%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 6400T +
5740 Points (35%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
404.5 s (5%)
101%
6500 +
331 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
12.9 s (3%)
100%
6500 +
10.6 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2770 Points (16%)
112%
6500 +
3100 Points (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
28.1 fps (12%)
129%
6500 +
36.1 fps (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
139.2 fps (37%)
125%
6500 +
174.5 fps (46%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
129%
6500 +
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.4 GB/s (0%)
128%
6500 +
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
2.2 GB/s (0%)
132%
6500 +
2.9 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
5161 Points (11%)
129%
6500 +
6653 Points (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
13 s (3%)
101%
6500 +
10.4 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29 s (1%)
100%
6500 +
23.5 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 6400T +
681 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
5475 Points (19%)
126%
6500 +
6887 Points (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 6400T +
42400 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 6400T +
3887 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 6400T +
5433 Points (13%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 6400T +
8687 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 6400T +
3000 Points (59%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
9133 Points (14%)
129%
6500 +
min: 11422     avg: 11749     median: 11749 (18%)     max: 12076 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3131 Points (51%)
123%
6500 +
min: 3768     avg: 3856     median: 3855.5 (63%)     max: 3943 Points
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
89.2 ms (1%)
100%
6500 +
108 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 6500 +
min: 34052     avg: 36488     median: 36488 (38%)     max: 38924 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6400T → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-6500 → 121% n=21

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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