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Intel Core i5 6500 6th Generation Skylake Quad-Core 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Dual Channel DDR4 6MB CACHE LGA 1151 BX80662I56500 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

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Intel Core i5 6500 6th Generation Skylake Quad-Core 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Dual Channel DDR4 6MB CACHE LGA 1151 BX80662I56500 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

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Intel Core i5 6500
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.
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 Core i5 6500
Intel Core i5 6500

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.


Intel Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


Stunning Visuals

Videos come to life in Ultra HD 4K, so users can enjoy amazing and vibrant multimedia experiences on Ultra HD and 4K display (up to 4096x2304 resolution). To deliver this experience, Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors incorporate support for HEVC, VP8 and VP9 Intel® Quick Sync Video technology accelerates most video capabilities, allowing users to create and share in real-time and multi-task without interruption
With native support for the new DirectX 12 API, The Intel® Core™ i5 6500 processor provides a better experience for gaming and graphics that take advantage of DirectX 12

Intel Core i5 6500


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® Core™ Processor Features


Intel Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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

Intel Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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.


Intel Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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 Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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.


Intel Core i5 6500


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


Intel Core i5 6500


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.


Technical Specification

CPU Type:
Intel Core i5
CPU Model:
Core Name:
Core Size:
Quad Core
Number of Threads:
Core Ratio:
32 x
Clock Speed:
3.2 GHz
Turbo Speed:
3.6 GHz
FSB Speed:
QPI Speed:
DMI Speed:
8 GT/s
Unlocked Core Multiplier:
Unlocked Full Range Base Clock (B-Clock):
Max. Memory Size:
    64 GB
Max. Memory Speed:
DDR4 - 2133 / DDR3L -1600
Max. Memory Channels:
2 (Dual Channel)
ECC Memory Support:
Not Supported
Max. PCIe Lanes Supported:
16 (CPU) + 20 (PCH)
Processor Graphics:
Intel HD Graphics 530
Base GPU Speed:
350 MHz
Max. GPU Speed:
Max. GPU Resolution:
    4096 x 2304 (4K)
L1 Cache (Total):
4 x 32 KB instruction caches, 4 x 32 KB data cache
L2 Cache (Total):
256KB x 4
L3 Cache (Total)
*See Intel Smart Cache*
Intel Smart Cache:
  • 6MB
Voltage :
Max. TDP:
Active (With Heat Sink Fan)
Package Type:



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