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Rated 5 out of 5 by Cordes85 Great CPU
Have used this mainly for gaming, but this thing just handles everything in its stride, also the temps are low on stock cooler.
Great delivery from Scan, they handle everything great.
15 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by stelfox111 Excellent
This processor combined with a dedicated graphics card has enabled me to achieve modern day gaming
10 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by StoweyTech Fast Skylake iCore 5 CPU
Great price, great performance - This CPU handles everything that you can throw at it. IT can also be overclocked.
26 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MickB very powerful
Windows runs very smoothly and games are much faster.
12 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul67 Excellent CPU, but not for quality graphics.
Having used third party cooling solutions for previous builds, I was a little reluctant to use the stock Intel cooler. No problem - easy to install and works extremely well. Temperature at idle is 22C and using a stress test (CPU-Z and Core Temp) the temp reached 44C. Very pleased.
31 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eero Great cool cpu for everyday use and gaming
This skylake i5 6500 cpu is great, reasonably priced processor for everyday use and gaming.
On my current setup (Core V21 case, review available under the product) with Hyper 212 cooler this cpu while idle runs in lower 20-s celsius.
Under moderate use (watching twitch streams, browsing internet while having different programs running, downloading etc) the cpu remains in lower 30-s celsius.
While gaming and heavy use cpu has remained for me between below 40-50 celsius depending how heavily cpu is being used.
At start when i saw those numbers i was sure something is broken, sensor or something like that as i was used to seeing temperatures in 70-80 celsius on mid range cpus. Turns out it is one nice cool chip.
As i don't overclock i welcome the low temperatures to prolong the life of my hardware.
Performance wise it is enough for heavy gaming, paired with my ASUS GTX 960 turbo i can play majority of games 60+ fps on max settings at 1080p. Some games fps it drops to 40ish but that can be solved with better gpu.
All in all i would recommend this cpu, it works perfectly for everyday tasks and gaming. Can't vouch for photo and video editings but i believe it'll do fine, especially for the price.
It did come with stock cooler as seen on picture.
05 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jasesmudge New Processor
Upgraded from a x2 Athlon , massive improvement as expected.
28 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Msic Great price/performance
For me, the best balance of price and performance and heat.
An upgrade from a sandy bridge core i5, arguably not much difference in general windows PC use, but quicker for games, video transcoding etc.
26 November 2015