Intel Pentium M 730: specs and benchmarks

Price now 16.36$
Games supported 81%
Intel Pentium M 730
Intel Pentium M 730
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Year of release 2005
Performance 3.91
Processor Technical data and tests
Intel Pentium M 730
Intel Pentium M 730 Intel Pentium M 730


Intel started Intel Pentium M 730 sales on January 2005. This is Dothan architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 1 core and 1 thread, and is based on 90 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 479 processor with a TDP of 27 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Pentium M 730 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1251
Value for money (0-100)14.03
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesPentium M
Architecture codenameDothan
Release dateJanuary 2005 (16 years ago)
Price now$16.36 of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores1 (Single-Core)
Boost clock speed1.6 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
Bus support533 MHz
L1 cache32 KBof 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography90 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size84 mm2
Number of transistors140 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support-


Information on Pentium M 730 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)27 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium M 730. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium M 730 3.91
  • 3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Pentium M 730 663

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium M 730 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium M 730 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium M 730 from AMD is Turion 64 MT-32, which is faster by 3% and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

AMD Turion 64 MT-32 Turion 64 MT-32

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AMD Turion 64 MT-32 Turion 64 MT-32
Intel Pentium M 725 Pentium M 725
AMD Turion 64 ML-34 Turion 64 ML-34
Intel Pentium M 735 Pentium M 735
AMD Turion 64 ML-30 Turion 64 ML-30
Intel Pentium M 740 Pentium M 740

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