3DMark is a program with a set of several 3D benchmarks. Fire Strike runs a “heavy” DirectX 11 simulation. Sky Diver also measures DirectX 11 performance, and is aimed on average computers. The Cloud Gate benchmark measures DirectX 10 performance, and the Ice Storm Extreme measures DirectX 9 performance and is targeted to entry-level computers, so we don’t ran it.
Keep in mind that we used a GeForce GTX 950 VGA in this test on all CPUs.
On the Fire Strike benchmark, the Core i5-6500 obtained similar performance to all the other CPUs.
On the Sky Diver benchmark, the Core i5-6500 obtained similar performance to the Core i5-6400 and the FX-8350, and was 10% faster than the Core i3-6100.
On the Cloud Gate benchmark, the Core i5-6500 was 4% faster than the Core i5-6400, 14% faster than the Core i3-6100, and was 7% slower than the FX-8350.