Core_i5-6500_3.2GHz
Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz

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Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Performance Specification
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3.2 GHz
3.6 GHz
4 cores
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Skylake-S
65W
14nm
LGA 1151
64 Bit
71°C
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32GB
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-6500 3.2GHz is a Performance CPU based on the 14nm, Skylake MicroArchitecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.2GHz, which may go up to 3.6GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated.


The processor integrates powerful Graphics called HD i5 6500, with 24 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 65W.


Its performance is very good and sufficient for any of today's games.


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01-Sep-2015
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Borderlands 3 0% 25%
FIFA 20 48% 10%
eFootball PES 2020 36% 3%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 53% 31%
Detroit: Become Human 18% 7%
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knock, knock.
It's 2019.
is i5-6500 still good enough?

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Apparently, my CPU, FX 8320, is 6% worse than this lol.

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Will my cpu suffer if i use an i5 6500 with a msi gtx 1080 at 1080p 144hz?

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The i5-6500 will bottleneck a GTX 1080. I have this CPU with a GTX 1060 and the i5's barely at minimum requirements for demanding AAA games now while the 1060 is comfortably above minimum. I'd buy a higher end chip for the 1080 for sure. No complaints with this chip - it's good - but many games require great CPUs now.

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I had no ideea about how to build a pc when I decided to build it myself .. 2 days of research and I think i did pretty well. Was really unsure about the processor though, good to see there are only positive reviews for it.

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I like your rig ;) you made the right call with the RAM too! When I built mine I figured I'd start with 8 and go up to 16 when 8 was no longer cutting it. Then RAM tripled in price…

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Is this a good match for the gtx 1060 card or should I upgrade my processor?

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Yeah good match

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I love this CPU. It's much better than the last one (Pentium G2030).

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this proccesor is best match with my current graphic card ?

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Yes, it's a very good CPU and won't bottleneck.

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i3 6100 with gtx960 2g better?, should i buy new gpu 1kSeries to pair with i3? or buy new i5 6500 to pair with gtx960 2g? which is good?

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Unless you are a heavy RTS or MMO player, I would recommend upgrading your GPU first. GTX 1060 or RX 480 8GB are very good cards for the money, just find whichever is cheaper where you live.

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my cpu maybe 4% WORSE but its still capable of running every latest game but i still need gpu and ram upgrades

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I recommend you to buy GTX 970 4GB (it's only 250$) and 8 GB of RAM will be good.

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$250 is not worth it for a GTX 970. You can get a GTX 1060 for $250, which is close to GTX 980 performance.

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Almost the same as mine, strangely mine is actually 3% stronger. Is this correct?

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It wouldn't surprise me. Skylake is a much bigger step forward in terms of efficiency than performance. The TDP of the i5-4590 is 19W higher than the i5-6500, for example.

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