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Intel Core i5 6500 vs Celeron G3930

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 6500 with 4-cores against the 2.9 GHz Celeron G3930 with 2-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between G3930 and 6500
Advantages of Intel Core i5 6500
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 25% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 910 vs 729 points
Advantages of Intel Celeron G3930
  • Newer - released 1-year and 4-months later
  • Consumes up to 22% less energy than the Core i5 6500 – 51 vs 65 Watt
  • Around 1.66 GB/s (5%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2092
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Core i5 6500 +151%
5631
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Core i5 6500 +132%
3111

Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 6500 and Celeron G3930

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released September 1, 2015 January 3, 2017
Launch price 202 USD 42 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Skylake Kaby Lake
Model number i5-6500 G3930
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU HD Graphics 530 HD Graphics 610

Performance

Cores 4 2
Threads 4 2
Base Frequency 3.2 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.6 GHz -
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier 32x 29x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 2MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 51 W
Max. temperature - 100°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 530 Intel HD Graphics 610
GPU Base Clock - 200 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 300 MHz
Shading Units - 96
TMUs - 12
ROPs - 2
Execution Units - 12
TGP - 5 W
Max. Resolution - 4096x2304 - 30 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.06 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1600
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 6500 official page Intel Celeron G3930 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Celeron G3930 or Core i5 6500?