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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.
 75% Rating:   
Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Intel Sep 20 2006   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > CPU / Processors > Intel Pentium M 740

Benchmarks: Maya Render Test, ScienceMark 2

Maya Render Test Source: Maya-Test Center

Because of different displacement algorithms and continuous improvements of the renderer, Maya 6 and its corresponding batch renderer is absolutely required. The Test Scene is fairly processor-intensive and can take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes to render depending on your system specifications. Rendering produces 1 frame (512x512pixels). Lower times are better.

Maya - RenderTest
1 CPU Seconds Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 61
Intel Pentium D 940 60
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 40
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 45
AMD Sempron 3600+ 55
Intel Pentium M 740 66
2 CPU Seconds Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 40
Intel Pentium D 940 38
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 19
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 26
AMD Sempron 3600+ 55
Intel Pentium M 740 66

The processor only has one core which is why it does not benefit from enabling dual core processing. In the single core tests, the Pentium M 740 does not trail the other processors by much, so it puts on an impressive show.

ScienceMark 2.0 Source: ScienceMark

Mol Dyn: Molecular Dynamics is a method for simulating the thermodynamic behaviour of materials using their forces, velocities, and positions. Most important of the afore mentioned is the force. Primordia: This code calculates the Quantum Mechanical Hartree-Fock Orbital for each electron in any element of the periodic table Lower times indicate better results.

ScienceMark 2.0
Mol Dyn Seconds Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 80.69
Intel Pentium D 940 80.44
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 52.89
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 56.94
AMD Sempron 3600+ 86.48
Intel Pentium M 740 93.41
Primordia Seconds Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 441.35
Intel Pentium D 940 440.29
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 244.49
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 255.76
AMD Sempron 3600+ 423.21
Intel Pentium M 740 506.32

ScienceMark 2.0 allows the Pentium M 740 to really flex its muscles and while it comes in last, remember that this is a mobile processor.

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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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