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Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz socket 479 Processor Review

Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz socket 479 Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Pentium M 740 has a default clock speed of 1.73 GHz, runs on a 533 MHz (Front Side Bus) FSB and comes with a large 2MB of L2 cache.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Intel Sep 20 2006   C. Sun  
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Benchmark Test System Specs

While enthusiast have been salivating over the power of the Pentium M processor, motherboard manufacturers have been focusing on totally different aspects of computing. Most have been releasing highly integrated small systems for specialty use (like home theatre PC, media PC's and silent PC applications).

With this in mind, testing of Pentium M processors will commence on a AOpen Mini PC MP915-B Super Multi. There will be no overclocking evaluations. Let's see how the Pentium M processor stacks up against the competition now.

Prelude to Benchmarks - Test System Configuration

Over the following page we'll be running the socket 479 Intel Pentium M 740 processor though PCSTATS standard set of productivity processor benchmarks. There are a wide variety of office and synthetic benchmarks here to illustrate what kind of performance boost users can expect from the Pentium Mobile processor.

The specific details of how the Intel Pentium M 740 processor test system was configured for benchmarking - including the hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions - are indicated below. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next several pages.

PCSTATS Test System Configuations
Test System #1 AMD Reference System Intel Reference System
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 AMD Athlon64 FX-62
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+
AMD Sempron 3600+
Intel Pentium D 840
Intel Pentium D 940
Socket: Socket 479 Socket AM2 Socket 775
Clock Speed: 13 x 133 MHz = 1.73 GHz 14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz
13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
Chipset: 915GM nForce 590 SLI Intel 975X
Motherboards: AOpen Mini PC MP915-B Asus M2N32SLI-DLX Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H
Videocard: Intel 915GM 2x MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E in SLI
Memory: 1GB Kingston PC2-4200 DDR-2 2x 1024MB Corsair XMS2-8500
2x 1024MB Corsair XMS2-8500
Memory Latency: 4-4-4-12 4-4-4-12 5-5-5-15
Hard Drive: 60GB 2.5" Hitachi 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen DVD writer AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: 65W Delta DC12V PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: AOpen Custom Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink Thermaltake Jungle 512
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware NF4 9.34
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Intel INF 7.2.2
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
SiSoft Sandra 2005
Maya Render Test
Super Pi 1.1

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Contents of Article: Intel Pentium M 740
 Pg 1.  Intel Pentium M 740 1.73GHz socket 479 Processor Review
 Pg 2.  — Benchmark Test System Specs
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Maya Render Test, ScienceMark 2
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Super Pi, PCMark05
 Pg 7.  The Pentium M, what the Pentium 4 should have been...

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