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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
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Skylake
Intel Core i5-6600K (compare)3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500 (compare)3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6600T (compare)2700 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-6500T2500 - 3100 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400T (compare)2200 - 2800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate2500 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
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
Starting Price$192 U.S.
Announcement Date08/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
466 Points (22%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points (66%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
5.4 Points (22%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
361.4 seconds (4%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
11.6 seconds (2%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (15%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
5832 Points (46%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 Seconds (3%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3244 Points (70%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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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) 7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 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 (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 8350U
   1.7 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 / 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
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-06- 7)