PCMark 8 is a benchmarking software that uses real-world applications to measure the computer performance. We ran three tests: Home, which includes web browsing, writing, light gaming, photo editing, and video chat tests; Creative, that includes web surfing, video editing, group video chat, video conversion, and gaming; and Work, which runs tasks such as writing documents, web browsing, spreadsheets, editing, and video chatting. Let’s see the results.
On the PCMark 8 Home benchmark, the Core i5-6500 obtained similar performance to the Core i5-6400, was 6% faster than the Core i3-6100, and 18% faster than the FX-8350.
On the Creative benchmark, the Core i5-6500 also obtained similar performance to the Core i5-6400, was 11% faster than the Core i3-6100, and 21% faster than the FX-8350. On the Work benchmark, the Core i5-6500 performed similarly to the Core i5-6400 and the Core i3-6100, but was 13% faster than the FX-8350.