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Intel Core i5-6500

4
Cores
4
Threads
65 W
TDP
3.2 GHz
Frequency
3.6 GHz
Boost
Skylake
Codename
Socket 1151
Socket
Front
Front
Intel Socket 1151
Intel Socket 1151
The Intel Core i5-6500 is a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in July 2015. It is part of the Core i5 lineup, using the Skylake architecture with Socket 1151. Core i5-6500 has 6MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.2 GHz by default, but can boost up to 3.6 GHz, depending on the workload. Intel is building the Core i5-6500 on a 14 nm production process, the transistor count is unknown. The multiplier is locked on Core i5-6500, which limits its overclocking capabilities.
With a TDP of 65 W, the Core i5-6500 consumes typical power levels for a modern PC. Intel's processor supports DDR4 memory with adual-channel interface. The highest officially supported memory speed is 2133 MHz, but with overclocking (and the right memory modules) you can go even higher. For communication with other components in the machine, Core i5-6500 uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor does not have integrated graphics, you will need a separate graphics card.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i5-6500, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) will run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.

Physical

Socket: Intel Socket 1151
Foundry: Intel
Process Size: 14 nm
Transistors: unknown
Die Size: 177 mm²
Package: FC-LGA12C
tCaseMax: 72°C

Performance

Frequency: 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 3.6 GHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 32.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: No
Voltage: unknown
TDP: 65 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: unknown
Release Date: Jul 2nd, 2015
Codename: Skylake
Generation: Core i5
(Skylake)
Part#: SR2L6
Memory Support: DDR4-2133 MHz
Dual-channel
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 3, 16 Lanes
(CPU only)

Cores

# of Cores: 4
# of Threads: 4
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: N/A

Cache

Cache L1: 64K (per core)
Cache L2: 256K (per core)
Cache L3: 6MB (shared)

Features

  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4.2
  • AVX
  • AVX2
  • EIST
  • Intel 64
  • XD bit
  • VT-x
  • VT-d
  • AES-NI
  • TSX
  • TXT
  • CLMUL
  • FMA3
  • F16C
  • BMI1
  • BMI2
  • vPro
  • Boost 2.0