Desktop Performance: Intel® Core™ i5-6500 Processor

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor compared to a 5 year old PC

The One Thing For Everything

The new 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor inside your All-in-One lets you enjoy premium power and performance in a stylish device that minimizes desktop clutter. Thanks to Intel® Ready Mode Technology you can synchronize your pictures, files, and applications from your mobile devices directly to your PC. Enjoy stunning, immersive movies, video, gaming and display. Get the most out of Windows® 10 apps. View and edit your favorite photos on the big, brilliant screen. Feel at ease knowing all your pictures and video are safe and securely stored. It’s the premium performance and stunning visuals that take your computing to the next level1. Only with Intel Inside®.

Amazing Performance.  Less Clutter

An All-in-One powered by a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor delivers the performance of a complete desktop system into one stylish device. That’s serious processing. Only with Intel Inside®.

Up to 1.6x better productivity 2


Better Productivity vs. 5yr Old PC

Share Your 4k Experience

Sharing your UHD experiences has just become 6x faster with a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. Convert your 4k videos in less than 3 minutes that your friends and family can view on their favorite mobile device. Your old desktop PC will take greater than 18 minutes.

Up to 6x faster media conversion3


Faster Video Conversion vs. 5yr Old PC

Double Your Creativity

A 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor gives you 2x faster performance for editing your favorite music, photos, or converting your home videos. Performance that you want to save time that you need. Only with Intel Inside®.

Up to 2x faster media editing4


Faster Media Editing vs. 5yr Old PC

3D Gaming Like Never Before

Stunning visuals, higher frame rates, amazing fluidity and smoothness all possible with 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. Take your games to the next level.

Up to 13x better graphics5


Better Graphics vs. 5yr Old PC

System Configurations for Desktop

Intel Reference Platform is an example new system. Products available from systems manufacturers will not be identical in design, and performance will vary.

Intel® Core™ i5-6500 Desktop

Intel® Core™ i5-6500 PL1=65W TDP, 4C4T, Turbo up to 3.6GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2133, Storage: 1TB, Seagate Barracuda* 7200, Display Resolution:1920x1200. OS: Windows® 10

Intel® Core™ i5-650 Desktop

Intel® Core™ i5-650 PL1=73W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 3.46 GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1333, Storage: 1TB, Seagate Barracuda* 7200, Display Resolution:1920x1200. OS: Windows* 7

Additional information:6

Product and Performance Information


Intel® technologies features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at


Measured by SYSmark* 2014, a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. Find out more at


Handbrake w/ QSV: The workload video file is a ~6.27 GB, 3840 x 1714, 73.4 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mov video file that is transcoded to a ~1480 MB, 1920x858, ~17.1 Mbps, 24fps, H.264, .mp4 video file.


HDXPRT* 2014, or the High Definition Experience & Performance Ratings Test, is a benchmark from Principled Technologies* that measures Windows* media editing performance. HDXPRT has three usage case categories: Edit Photos, Convert Videos and Edit Music. It uses mainstream media applications to test the performance of the system.


Measured using 3DMark* 1.2.0 Cloud Gate for DX 10 graphics subtest - a 3D graphics benchmark that measures 3D gaming performance. Find out more at


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at