Intel Core i5 6500 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU

Intel Core i5 6500, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1050MHz GPU, 32x Ratio, 65W, CPU Retail

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The Intel® Core™ i5 6500 6th Generation processor has amazing performance and stunning visuals, a PC that is powered by a 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 6500 Processor will allow you to take computing to the next level and transform how you use your PC. The performance enables a great user experience with a more natural user interface, when paired with Intel RealSense Technology and Windows 10. The 6th Gen Processors from Intel can also remove the hassle of remembering passwords.

i5 Processor

Intel i5 6500 Performance
The Intel® Core™ i5 6500 boasts a 3.2 GHz base frequency and a 3.6 GHz turbo frequency, the processor is also built on a 14 nm process, with a 65 W maximum TDP. The chip is a Quad-Core design with 4 threads. Integrated into the processor is Intel® HD Graphics 530 which delivers mainstream-level graphics with discrete-level performance and has full support for DirectX 12 API. Intel’s 6500's performance is best when used with an Intel 100 series chipset motherboard. Previous generation Intel processors such as the Intel® Core™ i7-4790K processor used DDR3 memory, typically running at 1600 or 2133MHz. The Core i5 6500 have an enhanced memory controller that supports DDR4 memory, giving you a very healthy performance boost over DDR3.

Intel® Core™ i5 is a brand name applies to several families of desktop and laptops, The Core™ i5 brand targets the more mainstream markets for both desktop and laptop computers, and is distinguished from the entry-level Core™ i3 and the business and high-end consumer Core™ i7.

Intel 100 Series Chipset


Intel HD Graphics 530

Dramatic Increase in Media & Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 530 can easily deliver an amazing visual experience in resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K, so you can make the most of 4K displays. The Intel® Core™ i5 6500 also has support for the latest graphics APIs such as DirectX 12, this means that you will be able to run mainstream games and apps up to 2x better graphics than previous generation processors. Intel's on-board graphics processor is up to 28% faster than previous generation GPUs.

Responsive Performance

Responsive Performance
New architecture and design in the Intel® Core™ i5 6500 processor for desktops brings:
Support for DDR4 RAM memory technology in mainstream platforms, allowing systems to have up to 64GB of memory and higher transfer speeds at lower power when compared to DDR3 (DDR4 speed 2133 MT/s at 1.2V vs DDR3 speed 1600 MT/s at 1.5V)

Intel Stunning Visuals

Responsive Performance
New architecture and design in the Intel® Core™ i5 6500 processor for desktops brings:
Support for DDR4 RAM memory technology in mainstream platforms, allowing systems to have up to 64GB of memory and higher transfer speeds at lower power when compared to DDR3 (DDR4 speed 2133 MT/s at 1.2V vs DDR3 speed 1600 MT/s at 1.5V)

Intel Increased Security

Increased Security
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 6500 processor offer hardware-level security features such as:
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) that help protect your system and your data
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions that help protect an application's run-time integrity
Intel® Device Protection Technology and Intel® Device Protection Technology to help protect your system during boot


Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

Intel® HD Graphics
Play HD videos with exceptional clarity, view and edit even the smallest details of photos, and play today’s modern games.

Intel® Quick Sync Video
Delivers excellent video conferencing capability, fast video conversion, online sharing, and fast video editing and authoring.

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Visual quality and colour fidelity enhancements for HD playback and immersive web browsing.

Integrated Memory Controller
DDR4 Memory offers stunning read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth.

Intel® Virtualisation Technology
Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

Intel® AES
Advanced Encryption Standard Instructions engine for a variety of encryption apps, whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, internet security, and VoIP.

Intel® Power Optimizer
increases periods of silicon sleep state across the platform ingredients, including the CPU, chipset, and third-party system components, to reduce power.

CPU / Memory / Graphics Overclocking
On select products, CPU / graphics and memory can be run at frequencies above the rated frequency of the part resulting in higher performance.

Intel® Secure Key
Security hardware-based random number generator that can be used for generating high-quality keys for cryptographic (encryption and decryption) protocols.

Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions
TSX-NI is a set of instructions focused on enterprise-level multi-threaded performance scaling, making parallel operations more efficient.

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2.02
AVX 2.0 has new optimized instructions to deliver enhanced performance on floating point–intensive apps.

Intel® OS Guard
A hardware-based security feature that protects the OS (operating system) kernel. OS Guard helps prevent use of malicious data or attack code.

Intel® Ready Mode Technology
Provides quick access to your PC with applications that are up-to-date and constantly connected.

Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Protect your one-time-password (OTP) credentials and PKI certificates and add a layer of encrypted second factor authentication for online transactions.

Green Technology
Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages

Conflict Free
Does not contain conflict minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.

CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Model 6500
Socket 1151
Architecture Skylake
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
No. of Cores Quad Core
No. of Threads 4
Core Ratio 32 x
Clock Speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz
Max. Turbo Speed (On 2 Cores Only) N/A
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 No
FSB Speed N/A
QPI Speed N/A
UPI Links/Speed N/A
DMI Speed 8 GT/s
Unlocked Core Multiplier No
Unlocked Full Range Base Clock (B-Clock) No
Max. Memory Size 64 GB
Max. Memory Speed DDR4 - 2133 / DDR3L - 1600
Max. Memory Channels 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC Memory Support Not Supported
Intel Optane Memory Support No
Max. PCIe Lanes Supported 16 (CPU) + 20 (PCH)
Processor Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530
Base GPU Speed 350 MHz
Max. GPU Speed 1050 MHz
Max. GPU Resolution 4096x2304 (4K)
L1 Cache 4x 32 KB instruction caches, 4x 32 KB data cache
L2 Cache 4x 256KB
L3 Cache *See Intel Smart Cache*
Intel® Smart Cache 6MB
Max. TDP 65W
Thermal Specification  
Heatsink Active (With Heat Sink Fan)
Package Type Retail

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Intel Core i5 6500, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1050MHz GPU, 32x Ratio, 65W, CPU Retail is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and performance Works fantastic in a modern gaming computer, no issues at all.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect if you know you'll never overclock and if you're building something normal I'm a light gamer and on my last build I bought an i7 which was able to be overclocked however I really did not see the need to ever overclock it, so was bit of a waste. I would recommend this if you're building a reasonable PC with some gaming in mind, if you're not go with the lower option it's more than enough. Perfect if you know you'll never overlock too.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job nicely. For what I needed this was ideal. The performance to price balance is just right for a mid-range system as I didn't need to pay a premium for overclocking capability. When running it's near silent.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As usual , no probs with this Intel Core i5 6500, S 1151, Skylake, Quad Core, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz Turbo, 6MB Cache, 1050MHz GPU, 32x Ratio, 65W, CPU Retail first class product
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good all arounder this cpu works fine for all your gaming needs for next couple of years although there is one small consequence to it compared with say i5-4590. The consequence is that older hasswell cpu had heatsink with copper base which results in better heat transferring meaning lower temperatures, the new heatsink is all aluminium although due to new architecture i can say that it actually works just as well so it's not really a hindering thing for performance, but just a little gimmick that would be nicer, intel definitely cuts corners with skylakes. On to the performance itself, with my build and my airflow directions im staying sub 30c during web browsing etc and up to 45 when gaming, paired with rx470 sapphire, those are really nice temps. During 2 hour stress test i made i've reached 59c peak temperature which is actually 2c less than my "old" hasswell i5-4590 so im quite pleased with it. Comparing it more to my previous cpu i can say that i see 0 DIFFERENCE WHATSOEVER in terms of pure cpu performance but what was the biggest change was that skylake platform enables us to use ddr4 memory sticks which is a nice little boost to overall performance. Not something you need but something you definitely want.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a cpu, it works nuff said the bundled fan is pretty efficient and virtually silent, combined with the Psu I chose the box is so quiet I have to check the power Led to see it is powered up ( it is in a server without a screen)
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade Upgrading son's gaming computer with new4GB EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC GAMING ACX 2.0, PCIe 3.0, 7010MHz GDDR5, GPU 1165MHz, Boost 1317MHz, Cores 1664, DP/HDMI/DVI graphics card and Asus Z170-E, Intel Z170, S 1151, DDR4, SATAe, M.2 (PCIe/SATA), 2-Way SLi/CrossFire, Intel Gigabit LAN, USB 3.1 C, ATX motherboard. These new quad processes are so quick and together with the new graphics card and motherboard he's now running on-line games on ultra setting at over three hundred frames a second compared to running on a low setting at thirty frames a second. He's happy so we are all happy!
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surpriced how fast this device is the new chip is quick, very quick as I am use to 7 4 and 6 core, this was a surprise a nice surprise.
Date published: 2016-07-16
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Questions & Answers

What good Mobo's are compatible with this cpu?

I am looking into building a gaming pc and I am having trouble finding compatible motherboards. The last thing I want to do is spend £200 on a motherboard that won't work with this cpu.
Asked by: y13gaskellm
im using asrock h110m-dgs it's really well made board and sooooooo cheap, the only consequence is that it has only 2 ram slots so it will be wiser to get a single 8gb ddr4 stick just to be able to expand it to 16gb later on, the said mobo can use only 2133mhz stick but that speed fits most of people needs.
Answered by: dusieqq
Date published: 2016-12-18

Does it come with a stock cooler

As I'll be buying this for a htpc setup, was wondering if it comes with one of those stock Intel cpu coolers or I'll have to get an aftermarket one. Many thanks, Nikolay
Asked by: nzorov
yes it does, the stock cooler is really quiet at that.
Answered by: dusieqq
Date published: 2016-12-18

what kind of tempretures do you get with the stock cooler when gaming and video editing?

Asked by: yas1320
up to 45c with additional fan blowing air on it, up to 59c during 2 hours stress test using stock thermal compound and running test on prime 95
Answered by: dusieqq
Date published: 2016-12-18
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Intel Core i5 6500 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU
Intel Core i5 6500 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU